Marianne Beate Kielland (photo Lena Lahti)

Late Stravinsky

Cappella Amsterdam + Noord Nederlands Orkest
Sat 30 Nov 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 30 Nov 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 30 Nov 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal

Program

Igor Stravinsky Threni
Igor Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
Igor Stravinsky In memoriam Dylan Thomas
Igor Stravinsky Elegy for JFK
Igor Stravinsky Introitus T S Eliot in Memoriam
Igor Stravinsky Two Sacred Songs
Igor Stravinsky Anthem ‘The dove descending breaks the air’
Igor Stravinsky Pater Noster
Igor Stravinsky Ave Maria

Credits

Cappella Amsterdam
Noord Nederlands Orkest
Daniel Reuss conductor
Berit Norbakken soprano
Marianne Beate Kielland mezzo-soprano
Thomas Walker tenor
Guy Cutting tenor
Tobias Berndt baritone
Stephan MacLeod bass baritone

Contemplation in the memorial works of a great composer

Cappella Amsterdam and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) bring Igor Stravinsky’s late works to life. The works offer a powerful glimpse into how the composer expresses grief, reflection and remembrance. In the monumental work Threni, inspired by biblical lamentations, he explores profound human emotions. 

The programme explores the theme of mortality with Requiem Canticles and honours John F. Kennedy with the subdued composition Elegy for JFK. Stravinsky’s genius for weaving text and music together shines in In Memoriam Dylan Thomas and Two Sacred Songs. With these pieces, the concert ends in a contemplative mood.