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I am happy to share with you information about a very significant event that will soon take place in my creative life!

This Sunday (at 11:00 a.m.) and Monday (at 8:00 p.m.) in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Harvestehuder Chamber Women's Choir, conducted by the world-renowned conductor Kent Nagano, will perform my composition "Trisagion" for women's choir a cappella and solo violin!

I am happy to share with you information about a very significant event that will soon take place in my creative life!
I am happy to share with you information about a very significant event that will soon take place in my creative life!

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hamburg, Platz d. Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

About the event

Dear friends! I am happy to share with you information about a very significant event that will soon take place in my creative life and to invite my German friends to a concert! This Sunday (at 11:00 a.m.) and Monday (at 8:00 p.m.) in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (Germany), the Harvestehuder Chamber Women's Choir, conducted by the world-renowned conductor Kent Nagano, will perform my composition "Trisagion" ("Trysviate") for women's choir a cappella and solo violin. "Trisvyate" is the first work I wrote after the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine. I was commissioned to write it by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) based on the idea of the famous choral conductor and publisher Pearl Shangkuan. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to my dear friend Marika Kuzma, whose help made this event possible. You can buy tickets and find full information about the event at the link below:

https://www.staatsorchester-hamburg.de/en/schedule/event.php?AuffNr=196178&fbclid=IwAR1cc2sfUBHuXGYHOSFqqJgohPUqVQp8HS1M8tWTn_hursdE-cWx_fO2AZ8

Sun, Feb. 18, 2024, 11.00 am | Elbphilharmonie, Grand Hall, 6th Philharmonic Concert Kent Nagano Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 in B-flat minor op. 113 "Babi Yar"

Iryna Aleksiychuk: „Trisagion“

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra in C minor op. 80

Kent Nagano Elbenita Kajtazi Narea Son Ida Aldrian Dovlet Nurgeldiyev Nicholas Mogg Liam James Karai Bass: Alexander Vinogradov Piano: Martin Helmchen Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg Damen des Harvestehuder Kammerchors Estnischer Nationaler MännerchorIntroduction 

Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony from the early 1960s already hints at the historical context with its nickname "Babi Yar": the massacre of tens of thousands of Jews carried out by German forces in 1941 in the ravine of the same name near Kiev. With this symphony, Shostakovich finally threw off political shackles and showed himself to be an unwavering artist who was unconditionally committed to humanism and freedom with an incredibly stirring work. The fact that he combines instrumental music and song again for the first time since his Third - at least this parallel to Beethoven is obvious - may not be a coincidence against this background ...

"When love and strength unite, man's favor is worthy of the gods", is the almost incantatory ending of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra. The words of the poet Christoph Kuffner aptly describe what this comparatively unknown work by the Bonn composer is all about: Similar to the later Ninth Symphony, symphonic music and song "marry". And the orchestra, singers and piano enter into a new kind of partnership.

The second half of the concert opens with a work for women's choir a cappella and solo violin: "Trisagion" by Ukrainian composer Iryna Aleksiychuk.

Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Grand Hall, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg Prices: € 92,00 / 73,00 / 57,00 / 41,00 / 16,00

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