Sea of Ice: Hope & SIGNUMs

7/26/24 in Greifswald

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  • Friday, Jul 26, 202419:00 o'clock
Naturally Romantic

World premiere of the composition "Eismeer" by Christian Jost

Artists Zurich Chamber Orchestra Daniel Hope, violin, music director Lukas Böhm, vibraphone SIGNUM saxophone quartet, saxophone quartet Christian Jost, conductor (Eismeer) 250 years of Caspar David Friedrich - the whole country celebrates in summer 2024! The festive program also includes a world premiere. One of the most renowned composers of our time, Christian Jost, has been commissioned by the Festspiele MV and the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald to create a musical memorial to the most important painter of the Romantic period and at the same time to write his new piece of music for this year's prizewinner in residence, the SIGNUM saxophone quartet. Based on a painting by Friedrich from 1824, the work is entitled "Eismeer" (Sea of Ice). The underlying picture is not one of the most famous by the painter from Greifswald, perhaps wrongly so. Jost found in it, which tells of the tragedy of man in a hostile environment, the touching starting point for his composition: viewers associate both a dramatic prehistory and a line into the present. The composer has worked this temporal dimension into his three-movement piece. Christian Jost himself will conduct the world premiere. The other musicians are also top-class: the Zurich Chamber Orchestra with its music director, star violinist Daniel Hope, Lukas Böhm on vibraphone and the SIGNUM saxophone quartet. The composition will also be performed a second time this summer: on July 27, 2024 at the Festspielscheune Ulrichshusen. JOST "Eismeer": Commissioned by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald on the occasion of the Caspar David Friedrich anniversary in 2024 Ticket types Price category 1: €60. Price category 2: €55.- Price category 3: €45.- This concert has limited wheelchair access.

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  • Friday, Jul 26, 2024 19:00 o'clock
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