Concert

PRELUDE TO THE NIGHT

Schoeck, Mozart, Widmann, Suk
Chambéry (73) Saturday 28 April 2018 17h Theater Charles Dullin - Saison de l'Espace Malraux, scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie Réservation : 04 79 85 55 43 | Site internet
Seynod (74) Thursday 03 May 2018 20h30 Auditorium Réservation : 04 50 52 05 20 | Site internet

Duration: approx. 75 minutes + interval

Poetic strings and enchanting strolls

Here, for an evening evoking the night sky, Nicolas Chalvin passes the baton to the eminent violinist and conductor Christoph Poppen. Othmar Schoeck’s wonderfully atmospheric “pastoral intermezzo” captures perfectly the mood of Gottfried Keller’s poem Sommernacht (A Summer’s Night). A masterpiece of elegance, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik has an irresistible charm that has made it one of the most popular works in the repertoire.

The second part of the programme will be devoted to Ikarische Klage (1999) by Jörg Widmann (composer, virtuoso clarinettist and conductor), inspired by a poem by Charles Baudelaire, Les Plaintes d’un Icare. A musical interpretation of the mythical figure of Icarus, the piece centres on the medium of air, and evokes the timelessness of the poem. It uses all of the instruments’ resources, even imitating electronic sounds. The melodious Serenade, an early work by Josef Suk, brings this concert to an end.

 

With the support of Musique Nouvelle en Liberté


Christoph Poppen, conductor
Orchestre des Pays de Savoie

 

Othmar SCHOECK

Sommernacht, pastoral intermezzo for string orchestra, opus 58 (1945)

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART

Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525 (1787)

Jörg WIDMANN

Ikarische Klage for ten string instruments (1999)

Josef SUK

Serenade, opus 6 (1892)