What to expect
Arvo Pärt: Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem (St John's Passion)
Premiere of the version for four saxophones, organ and voices
Duration: around 65 minutes without a break
Jelena Widmann I Jaroslava Pepper I Markus Sölkner I Florian Widmann, Evangelistes
Gerd Kenda, Jesus
Johannes Chum, Pilatus
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
Christian Dolcet, Organ
Direction: Franz M. Herzog
20 minutes before each performance in the foyer, we will tell you about the story of the evening.
Prices: EUR 52 | 28
the evocative sound of saxophones
John the Evangelist describes with relentless consistency how Jesus of Nazareth stands trial: the accusation is unjust; the evidence is lacking; the interrogation is unacceptable. Pilatus’s cynical question about truth does not stop him from imposing the maximum penalty: a cruel death on the cross. Arvo Pärt, the musical wizard from Estonia, has portrayed this narrative with archaic poignancy. He gave the Raschèr Quartet permission to use the evocative sound of saxophones for the Passion, and it is this version that is being performed here for the first time.