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Bye-Bye Beethoven

Fri 22 Jun 7:30pm

From £5.00 to £35.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Friday 22 June 2018 - 7.30pm

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Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin / director
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong sound design
Maria Ursprung scenic designer
Ricarda Köneke lighting
Martin Wessel technical & production director
Jonas Link video artist

Ives The Unanswered Question 6′
Haydn Symphony No.45 ‘Farewell’ (last movement) 8′
Cage Once upon a Time (Living Room Music) 2′
Bach Chorale: Es ist genug 2′
György Kurtág Ligatura-Message to Frances-Marie (‘The answered unanswered question’) 4′
Beethoven Violin Concerto 45′
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong Overclockers 8′

(ends approx. 8.50pm)

‘Classical music is like a ship’ Patricia Kopatchinskaja has said ‘and everyone is standing at the stern and looking at how nice it was where we came from. But no one dares to go onto the bow to see what is coming.’ This most refreshingly open-minded musician is constantly looking for new directions.

Her staged concert is a voyage through revolutionary voices that shaped and redefined music from Bach to the present day. But with Kopatchinskaja at the helm it steers a fascinatingly unorthodox course. Featuring orchestral performances (including Beethoven’s towering concerto, a signature piece for her) and collaborations with video and sound designers, it is a gripping portrait of one of today’s leading performers and her bold and imaginative curatorial flair.


Main Image Credit: Sam Murray-Sutton

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP