Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 8:05 pm
Concerto No. 2 Klātbūtne / Präsenz / Presence für Violoncello und Streichorchester
“Stabat mater” for mixed chorus and string orchestra
Dominique Devenport, Recitation
Uladzimir Sinkevich, Cello
Simona Brüninghaus, Soprano
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ivan Repušić, Direction
On October 28, 2020, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to prohibit events from November 2, 2020, until the end of the month, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. On this basis, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel the concerts of its orchestras, choir and musica viva with live audience.
Provided that the venues are available, BR will endeavour to broadcast the concerts on radio, television or streaming in order to maintain cultural life and to fulfil its task of making the concerts of its orchestras, choir and musica viva accessible to the public.
Tickets already purchased will be refunded.
Arvo Pärt celebrates his 85th birthday! His connection to the Bavarian Broadcasting Ensembles had a fulminant start in 1982 with the premiere of “Passio”. Since then the BR Orchestras and Choir have been cultivating the Estonian composer’s multi-layered works, which are characterized by a meditative tenor. The “Stabat mater” was created in 1985 in memory of Alban Berg, the great pioneer of modernity. Like a song without words, the purely instrumental “Silouan’s Song” from 1991 is based on verses by the Russian monk and Orthodox mystic Siluan of Athos: “My soul longs for the Lord and with tears I seek Him. “Distant Light” by Pēteris Vasks (*1946) is a highly virtuoso violin concerto (1996/1997), which features many echoes of Latvian folk music.
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 with works by composers from Estonia and Latvia – two states whose path to independence led through a “Singing Revolution”. 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.