Saturday
29. March 2014

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

3 p.m. film
Paradies: Liebe

6 p.m. Introductory talk
Hubert Gaisbauer (author)
Viola Raheb (Assistence at the faculty of religion at the University of Vienna)
Ulrich Seidl (film director, script writer, producer)
In cooperation with GLOBArt ACADEMY

8 p.m.  CONCERT

ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR & TALLINN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Erkki-Sven Tüür
Awakening (2011)
Arvo Pärt
Silouans Song (1991)
Arvo Pärt
Adam´s Lament (2009)
In cooperation with Narodni dom Maribor & Chorszene Niederösterreich

Cat I: 29,- / red. 26,-
Cat II: 25,- / red. 22,-

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallin Chamber Orchestra Awakening

“Who is there who can realize what paradise is?” asks Monk Silouan and considers it “the Kingdom of the Holy Spirit. … He is heavenly nourishment; He is the joy of the soul.” It wasn’t exactly Paradise that the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt came upon when he emigrated from isolation in his Sovjet-occupied home country to the West. Nevertheless, his first journey led him to the English county of Essex where the orthodox monk Archimandrit Sofronij had founded the monastery of Saint John the Baptist. That’s where Pärt found contemplation and the way to the spiritual poetry of Saint Silouan, a monk from Mount Athos. Silouan’s student Sofronij took the blissful music to the end of the 20th century, when Pärt incorporated it into his musical work where it keeps flourishing. He dedicated “Silouans Song” to his “spiritual father” Sofronij – a song without words for string orchestra.

“Adam, father of all mankind, in paradise knew the sweetness of the love of God; and so for the sin he was driven forth from the garden of Eden and was widowed of the love of God, he suffered grievously …” Siluan’s words were turned into music in Pärt’s choir-orchestra work “Adam’s Lament”: The composition echoes the text’s structure in every little detail. To Pärt, “the name Adam is like a collective term which comprises humankind in its entirety and each individual person alike, irrespective of time, epochs, social strata and confession”. Pärt’s music, in turn, transfers the millennia-old lamentation of this “collective Adam” to all times.
To Pärt’s fellow countryman Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian poems in combination with the Christian notion of the resurrection at Easter speak of “the wonders of Spring making life return to earth in a language reminiscient of silent prayer”. “Awakening” blends shamanic and pantheist forces with ethereal spectra to form a new whole.

accompanying programme:
3 p.m. film
Paradies: Liebe
>>GER/F/A 2011 >>Dirction: Ulrich Seidl
In this first part of Ulrich Seidl’s celebrated trilogy about three women and their stories of desire, 50-year-old Teresa travels to Kenya to find a lover, and maybe even true, real love.
Cinema tickets for EUR 7,- (regular) or EUR 5,- (reduced upon display of a valid IMAGO-DEI ticket).

6 p.m. Introductory talk
with Hubert Gaisbauer (author), Viola Raheb (Assistence at the faculty of religion at the University of Vienna), Ulrich Seidl (film director, script writer, producer)
In cooperation with GLOBArt ACADEMY





Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra: Erkki-Sven Tüür - The Wanderer

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra: Arvo Pärt - Adam's Lament