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Johannes Kalitzke – cancelled!

Friday, 28. January 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal

In light of the rapidly increasing wave of Omicron infections, the Bayerischer Rundfunk has decided to suspend all musica viva concerts up to and including Wednesday, February 16. The Bayerischer Rundfunk asks for your understanding for this decision, which was not taken lightly. In all its deliberations, the BR's primary concern is to protect the health of its ensemble members, as well as the technical personnel involved in concert productions and broadcasts. 

The BRSO hopes to find alternative dates to welcome back its valued guest artists affected by these cancellations in the near future. 

Tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded and the ticket purchasers proactively contacted.

Johannes Kalitzke (c) Astrid Ackermann
musica viva 2021/2022 © LMN Berlin


This concert is part of the musica viva concert series – one of the world’s most important forums for contemporary music. This forward-looking concert series presents new orchestral and ensemble works as well as advanced chamber music compositions of experimental character at the highest level.

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About the Programme

The new work by Hans Thomalla, a composer who lives and teaches in Chicago, retraces the fugitive pathways and tireless energy of migrating birds. The music is in constant flux, propulsive without being pushy, yet anything but a naïve bucolic idyll. In contrast, 40 years ago the enigmatic French composer Luc Ferrari did more than look at the skies: his musical narrative spans Heaven and Hell, creating an orgiastic work from his fascination with the potential of the symphony orchestra. The Australian composer Liza Lim is likewise a sonic explorer who delves deep into the musical material. Her new orchestral trilogy draws inspiration from legends associated with three iconic women. Following Sappho (and preceding Fatima), she devotes this second part of her triptych to the sorrows and transfiguration of the Virgin Mary.

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