Robin Ticciati OBE / Askonas Holt / 11 November 2022 / (c) Benjamin Ealovega
Robin Ticciati © Benjamin Ealovega

Closing Beethovenfest Bonn

The Beethovenfest Bonn 2023 is a festival with “music about life”. With its extraordinarily multifaceted programme, with much joy in experimentation and versatile accompanying events of all kinds, the Beethovenfest Bonn traces the pulse of time and places music in ever new and current contexts. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe will be in Bonn this year with two programmes. First, under the direction of Robin Ticciati, two works will be juxtaposed, both of which have nature as their central theme, but which look at it from completely different perspectives: While Gustav Mahler translated the search for a universal world song into a symphonic song cycle, Brett Dean sets to music in his “Pastoral Symphony” almost a hundred years later the threatening end of familiar and cherished natural phenomena, which threatens to bring about human destructiveness. With works by John Luther Evans and Hector Berlioz, with Schumann’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, the COE, Christian Tetzlaff and Robin Ticciati will celebrate the conclusion of the Beethovenfest 2023 two days later.

22 September 2023, Festivalzentrale Kreuzkirche
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano / Allan Clayton, tenor / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Robin Ticciati, conductor
B. Dean: “Pastoral Symphony” / G. Mahler: “Das Lied von der Erde”, symphonic song cycle

24 September 2023, Oper Bonn
Christian Tetzlaff, violine / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Robin Ticciati, conductor
Works by J. L. Adams, H. Berlioz, R. Schumann, L. v. Beethoven