We”ve been meeting the great Mahler Chamber Orchestra again!
In January 2013, we have put together our latest big project: A »Dialoge«-project which revived the old palaces of Kolkata, India.
Part of this production was now performed in early May for the »Radiale Nacht« at Radialsystem V. Claudia de Serpa Soares and Xuan Shi danced a delicate duet to the music of Alfred Schnittke. This time, the dialogue between dance and music and the meeting of the two ensembles was characterized by a special fact: Sasha Waltz & Guests and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra are both »Cultural Ambassadors of the European Union«. The company was just recently awarded the title, while the MCO have been EU-Ambassador since 2011.
It was a brilliant »radial night« with a lot of other pieces to experience. All the levels of the building rang with music – a repertoire ranging from romantic to contemporary compositions, while the musicians alternated between symphonic and chamber orchestra configurations. The audience could stroll around the house and put together their own evening’s programme: Stockhausen in the studio, Arvo Pärt on the deck, Schumann and Wagner in the main hall, with the occasional video-projection. The long music-night ended with arrangements of tango and an after-show party with DJ Georg Conrad.
You can find a small compilation of auditory impressions of the evening right here – we look forward to see you soon again, dear MCOs!