What can a (new) beginning look like in the face of drastic upheavals, ecological challenges and the consequences of the pandemic? This is the question that the soloist ensemble Kaleidoskop and musicians of the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hannover are addressing together with the director and choreographer Ben J. Riepe and the Icelandic composer Bára Gísladóttir. After the first joint project “Farewell” was based on Mahler’s 9th Symphony, another monument of orchestral literature is now the starting point for the new work “Beginning”. Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony marked an artistic turning point in its time and today serves as the intellectual basis for examining current upheavals in the piece “Beginning”.
Duration: approx. 1 h 30 min.