Opening concert of the 2024 festival summer

6/14/24 in Wismar

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  • Friday, Jun 14, 202418:00 - 20:00 clock
Classical Music

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra & Martin Fröst

With timpani and trumpets, trombones, tuba, horns and percussion, the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra will ring in the 2024 festival summer in Wismar's St. George's Church. This excitingly orchestrated festival overture was commissioned from the composer Konstantia Gourzi by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival together with the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald. The extraordinary occasion: as the birthplace of the great painter, the Hanseatic city will celebrate 250 years of Caspar David Friedrich with the whole country in 2024. And so Gourzi's piece of music is inspired by Friedrich's painting "Moonrise by the Sea" and bears its title. The composer's wish is that every moonrise on the water widens the view and reminds us of the natural connection between people and cultures, and

the second work of the evening was premiered in January 2023 and was also written by a woman: Anna Clyne. With "Weathered. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra", the British artist, who is one of the ten most-performed living composers in the world, interprets the phenomenon of weathering in both a real and figurative sense in five five-minute movements. The soloist for this part of the concert will be the exceptional Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst.
After the pieces by Gourzi and Clyne, the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra will devote the second part of the evening to Sergei Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 3. The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival 2024 will then be ceremoniously opened!

Festival Overture Commissioned by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald, with the kind support of the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung - on the occasion of the Caspar David Friedrich Jubilee 2024

The concert is a contribution of Norddeutscher Rundfunk, the media partner of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.


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Ticket types

Price category 1: €85.-

Price category 2: €65.-

Price category 3: €45.-

Event dates
  • Friday, Jun 14, 2024 18:00 - 20:00 clock
Event Location

St. George Church

23966 Wismar

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