BYE BYE BTHVN

18 December 2020

Berlin

Friday 20:00 / Konzerthaus Berlin

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Konzerthaus Berlin

PROGRAMME

C. IVES The Unanswered Question
J. HAYDN Finale from Symphony No. 45 (Farewell)
J. CAGE "Once Upon a Time" from Living Room Music
J. S. BACH Chorale "Es ist genug" from Cantata, BWV. 60 ("O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort")
G. KURTÁG Message to Frances-Marie (The Answered Unanswered Question)
L. v. BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
P. OLIVEROS Horse Sings from Cloud

Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin and director
Louis Dupras stage coordinator 
Ricarda Schnoor lighting

ABOUT THIS CONCERT

The MCO and Patricia Kopatchinskaja's ritual farewell to the idols of culture returns to close  and question  the global celebrations marking 250 years since Beethoven's birth.

This staged concert shrouds Beethoven's Violin Concerto, torn into pieces, in fragments from Cage, Kurtág, Ives, Haydn, Oliveros, Ligeti and Bach. Different eras, different styles collide, heightened by movement and light and set off waves of free association, free from overt narrative but packed with visceral sonic drama. Answered and unanswered questions are raised in this powerful collaboration: what have classical concerts become? And what could they be? But the focus is clear, as Kopatchinskaja has stated: "We don’t want to say goodbye to him... we want to say goodbye to a business that adores only the old monuments."

Bye Bye Beethoven was premiered by the MCO and Kopatchinskaja at the Hamburg International Festival in 2016, and has since been performed by them across Europe and in the United States, where it received its American premiere at the Ojai Festival in 2018.

Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media / BTHVN 2020.

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

16 December 2020 Dortmund

Wednesday 20:00pm / Konzerthaus Dortmund

C. IVES / J. HAYDN / J. CAGE / J. S. BACH / G. KURTAG / L. v. BEETHOVEN / P. OLIVEROS
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin / Louis Dupras stage coordinator / Ricarda Schnoor lighting

17 December 2020 Bruges

Thursday 20:00pm / Concertgebouw Brugge

C. IVES / J. HAYDN / J. CAGE / J. S. BACH / G. KURTAG / L. v. BEETHOVEN / P. OLIVEROS
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin / Louis Dupras stage coordinator / Ricarda Schnoor lighting