Friday, 20 November 2020, 6:00 pm
“Summa” for string orchestra
“Tālā gaisma” for violin and string orchestra
“De profundis” for string orchestra
“Stabat mater” for mixed chorus and string orchestra
Stanko Madić, Violin
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ivan Repušić, Direction
Arvo Pärt (born 1935) once called Summa as his most rigorously constructed and cryptic work. Nonetheless, few works can match its openness for performers. It originated as a choral piece (Credo) that later underwent various instrumental versions. The Stabat mater was written in 1985 in memory of Alban Berg, the great trailblazer of modern music. Fernes Licht (Distant light), by Pēteris Vasks (born 1946), may rightly be called a violin concerto. This highly virtuosic work of 1996/97 harbours many echoes of Latvian folk music. The Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnytė (born 1975) once said that, to her, orchestral music is the most fascinating form of all. It thus comes as no surprise that she dispenses with voices altogether in her urgent Psalm invocation De profundis of 1998.
The work that Ivan Repušić conducted most recently in the Paradisi Gloria series was the Croatian Glagolitic Requiem, a piece from an era of political turmoil. Now he offers a programme that likewise relates to this period. The music of Pärt, Vasks and Šerkšnytė is meant to remind us of the Singing Revolution that took place in the Baltic states in the early 1990s. The violin solo in Vasks’s Tālā gaisma will be played by Stanko Madić, the first concertmaster of the Munich Radio Orchestra. The vocal parts will be taken by Paradisi Gloria’s time-honoured guests, the renowned Bavarian Radio Chorus.
The advance ticket sales are suspended until further notice due to the current restrictions. As soon as the restrictions become looser, the advance ticket sales are released again and we will inform you immediately at this point.