9.09 - 10.10 – Kurpark Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir with Alexander Lüken – Director
10.10 – Kurpark Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Ten Past Ten: Listening Garden Digital
Each morning you can listen to excerpts from the program booklets or thoughts on the festival's focus in a relaxed atmosphere by the Kneipp basin (in German language).
14.02 – Old Town Island Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Nicolas Namoradze – Piano
Two Past Two: In(ter)vention IV: Just Wait and See!
17.05 – VERDO Concert Hall
Five Past Five: Rosamunde
Günter Bialas (1907–1995): Quartett Nr. 4, Assonanzen (22’)
Franz Schubert (1797–1828): Streichquartett Nr. 13 a-Moll D 804 op. 29, Rosamunde
The Auryn Quartet enjoys a prominent position on any list of the significant chamber music ensembles of the 20th and 21st centuries. No one doubts that, since their founding in 1981, the four gentlemen – Andreas Arndt (cello), Stewart Eaton (viola) and the violinists Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann – have set high standards for the art of the string quartet. Shortly before the planned disbanding of their ensemble, they close the circle by returning to Hitzacker, where their chamber music career picked up speed in the 1980s. The program they have chosen fits well; Günter Bialas’ “Assonanzen” quartet (1986) makes reference to Joseph von Eichendorff and is a suitable match to Schubert’s rendering of Helmina von Chézy’s romantic drama “Rosamunde”.
19.07 – VERDO Concert Hall
Seven Past Seven: Rosamunde (Repetition)
21.09 – VERDO Concert Hall
Clemens von Reusner – KRENE, electroacoustic composition (premiere) and introduction
Nicolas Namoradze – Piano (Participant in Sir András Schiff’s “Building Bridges” project 2020/21)
Nine Passt Nine: Listening.Different Twice: KRENE, World Premier
An exciting experiment: Composer Clemens von Reusner invents an electroacoustic work that interacts with Franz Schubert’s famous B-flat Major piano sonata. The work called KRENE (Greek: source, well) is commissioned by the Festival, the concert will be a world premier. The original piano part is played by Nicolas Namoradze, himself a talented composer. He was born in the USA, grew up in Hungary and studied with Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School in New York. Namoradze has been chosen by Sir András Schiff to participate in his “Building Bridges” project.