Bye Bye Beethoven (USA Premiere)
Staged concert conceptualized by Patricia Kopatchinskaja
CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question
JOSEPH HAYDN: 4th movement from Symphony no. 45 in F-sharp minor Farewell (Arrangement: Ángel Hernández-Lovera)
JOHN CAGE: Once upon a time from Living Room Music
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Chorale Es ist genug BWV 60,5
GYÖRGY KURTÁG: The Answered Unanswered Question op. 31B
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major op. 61
Scenic Realisation Maria Ursprung
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
07 June 2018 at 21:00 on Ojai Music Festival
What unites Charles Ives, Joseph Haydn, John Cage, Johann Sebastian Bach, György Kurtág, and Ludwig van Beethoven? The answer is the artistic forces of Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in their compelling Bye Bye Beethoven programme. Here orchestra and soloist together forge a creative and musical dream-team.
First premiered in May of 2016 at the prestigious Hamburg International Music Festival and subsequently performed in Berlin, this staged concert was conceptualised by Patricia Kopatchinskaja in what was her fourth collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The programme is performed without conductor. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Concertmaster Meesun Hong Coleman, and individual MCO musicians lead the diverse works. In this programme the standard roles and rules of concert performance are questioned and explored both visually and musically. Bye Bye Beethoven has its US premiere at the Ojai Music Festival, and will also be performed in Berkeley and Aldeburgh on this tour.