Dokzaal, Amsterdam | Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 20:30 & Korzo Theater, The Hague | Saturday, 27 May, 2017 – 20:30
The Dutch new music collective Oerknal is premiering my quintet Efflénces (2011) in the Netherlands, in two concerts that take place in Amsterdam and in The Hague on May 26th and 27th, respectively.
On stage of the Dokzaal, Amsterdam and the Korzo Theater, The Hague the Ensemble Oerknal in collaboration with the vocal quartet Damask will be presenting a concert with the title Sin and Expiation, which is inspired by Bach’s Matthaüs-Passion.
“Themes of loss, sin, betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption weave through various textures, tapestries, and compositional voices, reinventing the traditional passion experience” reads the announcement of the program, which entails works by some of my favourite composers, such as Orlando di Lasso, Hildegard van Bingen, Kaija Saariaho, and Lewis Nielson.
J.S. Bach | ‘Erkenne mich, mein Hüter’
Dimitri Papageorgiou | Effluénces
Orlando di Lasso | Excerpts from Prophetiae Sibyllarum
Kaija Saariaho | From the Grammar of Dreams
Hildegard Von Bingen | Excerpts from Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum
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J.S. Bach | ‘Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden’
Lewis Nielson | Cilice | World Premiere