Back and forth to the moon with O/Modernt
Following their memorable performance last year during the Opening Concert of Flanders Festival Ghent, the Swedish O/Modernt returns to Ghent with another surprising programme. On the music stands are Beethoven, Debussy, Hahn, Mancini… in short: composers who will be bien étonnés de se trouver ensemble [rather astonished to find themselves together]. With his inexhaustible imagination, artistic director and violinist Hugo Ticciati turns it into a brilliant and coherent narrative. The common thread is the capricious moon and all images and feelings that she conjures up in her many forms: from sweet melancholy to ominous oppression. With Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen as a penetrating finale, in the version for string septet. In this late masterpiece, Strauss transcends all the physical and sensory properties of music and transports us to another dimension.
In co-production with HoGent.
Dorottya Láng, mezzo soprano
Hugo Ticciati, violin and artistic direction
Ludwig van Beethoven – From Pianosonate nr. 14 in cis minor 'Moonlight' 'Quasi una fantasia': I. Adagio sostenuto
Franz Schubert – From Winterreise: I. Gute Nacht
Johannes Brahms – From Vier Gesänge: II. Die Mainacht
Reynaldo Hahn – From Sept Chansons grises: V. L’heure exquise
Terry Riley – From Salome Dances for Peace: Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
Gabriel Fauré – From La bonne chanson: III. La lune blanche luit dans les bois
Henry Mancini – Moon River
Arvo Pärt – Es sang vor langen Jahren
Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen (arr. Rudolf Leopold)
In arrangements for string septet and mezzo soprano