Matthias Pintscher conductor
Participants in the Conducting Fellowship conductors
György Kurtág (*1926)
Stele for large orchestra
Normally, the roles are clearly divvied up: the orchestra sits on the stage, the audience in the hall. But on the Special Event Day, everything is different, and you are suddenly in the thick of things instead of just being there. Two concerts will allow you to take a seat between the musicians and experience everything from a completely new perspective: the orchestra’s perspective. For once, you will not only listen to the sounds but also simultaneously observe at close range how they are produced. What signs does the conductor give, how do the musicians communicate and interact with one another – or how do they pass the time when they have nothing to do? And since music from the 20th century is on the program, there will be much to observe indeed. Yet that’s not all: both concerts are designed as one-hour-long moderated workshops. Each work in question will be heard twice, with elucidations between each performance.