Coro II

30 May 2017

Saint-Denis

Tuesday 20:30 / Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis

PROGRAMME

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Jesu meine Freude BWV 227; Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225; Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV 229

LUCIANO BERIO: Coro

  • Conductor Teodor Currentzis
  • Choir Music Aeterna Choir
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

On this tour, the MCO reconvenes with Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna Choir for further performances, in Hamburg and Saint-Denis, of two programmes performed on the Coro I tour earlier this year.

In Saint-Denis, a selection of Bach motets is set against Berio’s Coro. Coro is a piece that not only brings out the chamber music aspect of the MCO’s music making; it also breaks down the conventional idea of orchestra and choir as separate entities. Throughout Coro, different combinations of musicians and singers are featured as small groups. Furthermore, singers and musicians of the orchestra are distributed across the stage in an arrangement specifically set out by Berio in his score. 

With this concert, which takes place in the majestic Basilique de Saint-Denis, the MCO makes the first of three appearances as orchestra in residence at the Festival de Saint-Denis, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.

 


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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

29 May 2017 Hamburg

Monday 20:00pm / Elbphilharmonie

Works by: Iannis Xenakis, Claude Vivier, Luciano Berio

With: Conductor Teodor Currentzis, Soprano Barbara Hannigan, Music Aeterna Choir

11 June 2017 Saint-Denis

Sunday 17:00pm / Legion d'Honneur

Works by: Franz Schubert, Efrain Oscher, Alfred Schnittke     

With: Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra