Concert
Berlin-based Orchestras

Berliner Philharmoniker – Sir Simon Rattle

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle · conductor
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Simon Halsey · choir director

Isabelle Huppert · speaker
Toby Spence · tenor
Frank Gutschmidt, Benjamin Kobler · synthesizer
Jonathan Harvey · sound direction
Wolfgang Heiniger, Josh Martin · sound design and direction
Jan Panis, Stephan Sippel · software and keyboard programming

Jonathan Harvey
Madonna of Winter and Spring
for orchestra, synthesizer and live electronics (1986)
Deutsche Erstaufführung

Igor Strawinsky
Perséphone
Dance melodrama in 3 parts (1933/34)
Text: André Gide

A joint production of the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker
and the Musikfest Berlin
In cooperation with the Studio für Elektroakustische Musik
of the HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin
With the support of Native Instruments Berlin

19.00 introduction

Stravinsky’s ballet is based on the Greek myth of Persephone, whose life was divided between the underworld and the realm of light, to which she returned every year heralding the advent of spring. In his work “Madonna of Winter and Spring”, Jonathan Harvey combines traditional and electronic instruments to bestow inner variety on these opposing realms of sound.

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Concert Programme

Jonathan Harvey
Madonna of Winter and Spring
for orchestra, synthesizer and live electronics (1986)
German Premiere

Igor Stravinsky
Perséphone
Dance melodrama in 3 parts (1933/34)
Text: André Gide

Cast

Isabelle Huppert speaker
Toby Spence tenor
Frank Gutschmidt, Benjamin Kobler synthesizer
Jonathan Harvey sound direction
Wolfgang Heiniger, Josh Martin sound design and sound direction
Jan Panis, Stephan Sippel software and keyboard programming

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Simon Halsey choir director

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conductor