September 2023

September and upon request

B’Rock Orchestra
with Jeanine de Bique, soprano // Andreas Küppers, artistic direction and keyboard instruments // B’Rock Vocal Consort

»Transformers« (working title)

Versatile Jeanine de Bique, adventurous sister in mind of B’Rock, joins the ensemble for an evening full of change and metamorphosis: transformative experiences of opera protagonists form a caleidoscope of different life changing (or ending) experiences, from Ikarus (Phaeton by Lully) flying to the sun to Acis (Handel) turning into a river, from Platée (Rameau), who goes mad, to Medea putting a dragon to sleep. From Euridice’s walk into Hades to Arianna (Monteverdi), who laments – and dies. Interwoven with baroque funeral anthems (from life to death), Jeanine de Bique, B’Rock orchestra and Vocal Consort present musical story-telling at it’s best.

number of musicians tbc

September /
1 – 7 October

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction // Stefanie True, soprano // Raffaele Giordani, tenor // Emilie Lauwers, stage direction

»Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo«

E. da Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo

16 singers, 16 instruments

15 – 17 September

Freiburger Barockorchester
with RIAS-Kammerchor / Justin Doyle, direction

With works by J. Haydn and W. A. Mozart

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

27 September –
1 October

B’Rock Orchestra
with René Jacobs, direction // Vilde Frang, violin

»Mendelssohn – a new journey«

With performances and recordings of Schubert’s complete symphonies, B’Rock and René Jacobs started a symphonic journey which they now take one step further in time: together they explore the world of Felix Mendelssohn. With his stormy First Symphony, with feet firmly planted in Viennese classicism but looking resolutely ahead, the young composer already showed himself to be a master who could effortlessly combine nuance, swagger and innovation. The same ingredients characterise his famous Fifth Symphony, which he wrote in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Confession of Augsburg, a key document of Protestantism. If the urge is really too great, you can (softly) hum along with Luther’s famous chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott… The highlight of this Mendelssohn programme is undoubtedly the famous Violin Concerto. With its tenderness, roguish wit and grace, the concerto fits Vilde Frang like a glove.

Felix Mendelssohn:
Symphonies no. 1 & 5
Violinconcerto in E minor

number of musicians tbc