Berlin-based Orchestras

Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim

Elliott Carter for his 100th Birthday

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The man is a phenomenon. Elliot Carter, nestor of American Modernism, constructor of transatlantic cultural connections, will turn 100 on the 11th of December. In his catalogue of works, the last decade – the zone »ninety plus« – stands out as particularly productive. With age, Carter’s creativity has accelerated.

He has especially close connections to Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin State Opera. For the Unter den Linden venue, he wrote his only opera What next? at the age of 90. At musikfest berlin 08 the orchestra and the general music director present an excerpt from the latest works by the New York composer.

Concert Programme

Elliott Carter [*1908]
Soundings [2005]
for piano and orchestra

Of Rewaking [2002]
for mezzo soprano and orchestra

Horn Concerto [2006] GP
for horn and orchestra

Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei [1993–96] GP
Partita [1993] – Adagio Tenebroso [1994] – Allegro Scorrevole [1996]


Michelle de Young mezzo soprano
Ignacio Garcia horn

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim conductor, piano

An event of musikfest berlin | Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden