Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra
Ton Koopman, Conductor
Expierence Mendelssohn twice – tradionally and from the middle of the orchestra
In a letter dated June 26, 1838, Felix Mendelssohn described his Reformation symphony as a “youthful work,” although he was not completely happy with it in retrospect. Of course, today we marvel at how a twenty-year-old could write such opulent work, which, in addition, deals intensively with questions of faith. Mendelssohn’s started his work on this piece only half a year after his historic revival of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and he also worked intensively on Luther songs. The best-known, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, made its way into the symphony. Most Northern Germans – above all Lutherans – are familiar with this chorale, but young musicians from across the world will likely not have heard of it before. The best conditions for a project like “Zoom” where musicians and listeners can sit together and actually converse. The audience will be allowed to sit in the middle of the orchestra on this evening, where they can chat with their fellow audience members and the musicians, and then experience the concert from the perspective of the orchestra – a great format that is a thrilling experience for young and old alike.
29EUR €Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0100 http://shmf.de/en/veranstaltung/zoom-643