Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

musica viva: François-Xavier Roth

Friday
12
April 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Musica viva

Programme

Elisabeth Ogonek
Cloudline
for orchestra [2021]

Commissioned by the BBC Proms and Los Angeles Philharmonic

Iannis Xenakis
Aïs
for baritone, percussion and orchestra [1979–80]

Commissioned by the Bavarian Radios’ musica viva series in 1980

Francesco Filidei
Concerto for viola and orchestra
I. “Die Gärten von Vilnius” – II. “Tuttomondo” – III. “What is a flower” [2023]

Commissioned by the Bavarian Radios’ musica viva series and Milano Musicá – Associazione per la musica contemporanea

world premiere

Performers

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Georg Nigl baritone
Dirk Rothbrust percussion
Antoine Tamestit viola
Norbert Ommer sound design
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Somber thoughts centering on death’s finality form the core of Iannis Xenakis’ Aïs: the wind instruments’ highly expressive sounds in the very first bars decidedly establish the overall emotional atmosphere, which subsequently materializes in Odysseus’ agonizing encounter with his deceased mother. Xenakis’ stirring ombra scene was commissioned by musica viva of the Bayerischer Rundfunk in 1980, and will now be performed once again by baritone Georg Nigl with François-Xavier Roth conducting. Additionally, Antoine Tamestit will perform the solo part in the world premiere of Francesco Filidei’s new Viola Concerto. The concert will also feature Elizabeth Ogonek, a New York-based composer whose iridescent sound frescoes have been described by the Chicago Tribune as “shimmering” and “dramatic.”

musica viva

This concert is part of the Bavarian Radios’ musica viva series. Musica viva is one of the world’s most famous forums for future-oriented and contemporary music, where many experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere.

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