Barbara Hannigan conducts

A touching programme centering around loss, mourning and metamorphosis

Barbara Hannigan makes her long-awaited debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducting colourful music by Berg, Strauss and Vivier.

Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve
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Barbara Hannigan makes her long-awaited debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducting colourful music by Berg, Strauss and Vivier.

A musical voyage of memory, loss, solitude, youthful innocence and coming of age.

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About this concert

A musical voyage of memory, loss, solitude, youthful innocence and coming of age. 

It’s a long awaited first performance: Barbara Hannigan is conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The concert promises to be a musical voyage of ‘memory, loss, solitude, youthful innocence and coming of age’, in Hannigan’s own words. The programme contains compelling and colourful music by Ligeti, Berg, Strauss en Vivier, in an exciting mise-en-espace by the orchestra’s creative partner, Pierre Audi.  

Vilde Frang is the soloist in Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, written to commemorate the death of Alma Mahler’s eighteen-year-old daughter. Claude Vivier revisited his own anguished youth in Lonely Child, a heartbreaking work in which the soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou makes her Concertgebouw Orchestra debut. György Ligeti dedicated his Atmosphères to a deceased friend and colleague, while Richard Strauss created a lament for culture at the end of the Second World War. 

This programme is made possible with financial support from Ammodo.