Shapeshifters

17 November 2019

Essen

Sunday 19:00 / Philharmonie Essen

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Philharmonie Essen

PROGRAMME

Works by Thomas Adès, Béla Bartók, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, György Ligeti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Tarrodi and Francesco Maria Veracini

  • Violin and Director Pekka Kuusisto
    Stage director Jorinde Keesmaat
    Light design Desirée van Gelderen
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra including Musicians of the MCO Academy at Orchesterzentrum | NRW
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra and its Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto, along with the musicians of the MCO Academy, invite you into a parallel world where time is transcended, boundaries become blurred, roles are reversed and rules remain at the door.

Shapeshifters blends eras and styles into an unbroken experience, enhanced by Desirée van Gelderen’s lighting designs and Jorinde Keesmaat‘s staging. This multi-sensory performance alters the audience’s perceptions and challenges the musicians to think about their role on, off, and maybe even around the stage.

Pekka Kuusisto’s Artistic Partnership with the MCO has always challenged conventions and led the Orchestra towards new creative frontiers with his open and curious approach. That’s why he is the perfect match for this new generation of musicians from the MCO Academy.

Find out more about the MCO Academy.

With generous support from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of NRW, Germany.

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With: Violin and Director Pekka Kuusisto, Stage director Jorinde Keesmaat, Light design Desirée van Gelderen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra including Musicians of the MCO Academy at Orchesterzentrum | NRW

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Tuesday 20:00pm / Konzerthaus Dortmund

Works by: Thomas Adès, Béla Bartók, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, György Ligeti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Tarrodi and Francesco Maria Veracini

With: Violin and Director Pekka Kuusisto, Stage director Jorinde Keesmaat, Light design Desirée van Gelderen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra including Musicians of the MCO Academy at Orchesterzentrum | NRW