Artists
Program
Johann Sebastian Bach
"O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit"
Cantata for Soprano, Flute, Oboe d’amore, Strings, and Basso continuo BWV 210
Harrison Birtwistle
Secret Theatre for Chamber Ensemble
Matthias Pintscher
Bereshit for Large Ensemble
Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

In his ensemble work Bereshit, completed in 2012, Matthias Pintscher musically reflects on the act of creation, continuing his exploration of Old Testament themes— the work’s title is the first word of the Hebrew Torah. “It’s a beginning of the beginning, out of absolute darkness and shapelessness,” the composer-conductor says. He also leads the Boulez Ensemble in Harrison Birtwistle’s Secret Theatre, written in 1984 and inspired by the eponymous poem by Robert Graves. For Bach’s “Wedding Cantata,” the ensemble is joined by soprano Keren Motseri.

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Pierre Boulez Saal
Französische Straße 33 D
10117 Berlin
Season 2022–2023, Sun, 18 December 2022, 16:00
BOULEZ ENSEMBLE XLVIII
BACH, BIRTWISTLE, PINTSCHER
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