Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 8:30 pm
“Tālā gaisma” for violin and string orchestra
“Stabat mater” for mixed chorus and string orchestra
Dominique Devenport, Recitation
Stanko Madić, Violin
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ivan Repušić, Direction
Please note: For logistical reasons, the concert had to be moved from Fri., November 20, to Wed., November 25, and from the Herz-Jesu-Kirche to the Herkulessaal in the residency of Munich. The subscription office will contact the subscribers of the Paradisi-gloria-series in writing. Advance ticket sales begin on Wednesday, 4 November 2020. We kindly ask for your understanding.
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.
Advance ticket sales begin on Wednesday, 4 November 2020. As of this date you will be redirected from here to Brticket.