Sun, 14. April 2019
Hagar und Ismael
It is a biblical marital drama that is still seen as the myth at the root of the conflict between the Jews and the Palestinians. The Neue Hofkapelle Graz will play Alessandro Scarlatti’s touching rendering of the story of the banishment of Hagar and Ismael.
Mon, 15. April 2019
Die blühende Rose
The “Golden Age“ of the peaceful co-existence of Christians, Jews and Muslims on the Iberian peninsula came to an end in 1492, but it lives on to this day in music, as Arianna Savall and her musician friends demonstrate.
Tue, 16. April 2019
Lieder der Hoffnung
Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, is a country in transition between tradition and the modern age, between dictatorship and hope. The a-cappella ensembles Nobuntu und Insingizi tell moving stories of these things in song.
Wed, 17. April 2019
Chopin im Exil
He was in exile when he supported the Poles’ fight for freedom: most of Frédéric Chopin’s masterpieces were written far from his lost homeland. The virtuoso Polish pianist Alexsandra Mikulska plays his moving pieces for us. Julius Feldmeier reads from Chopin’s letters.
Thu, 18. April 2019
Die Königinnen von Rom
Christina of Sweden and Maria Kasimira of Poland made Rome their new home and derived great personal happiness from promoting the arts and music. A concert of Baroque music with the exceptional Italian ensemble La Risonanza takes us back to their time in Rome. Chris Pichler tells of their lives.
Fri, 19. April 2019
El Camino a la libertad
Who are these people who make their way north from all parts of Latin America, and why do they take this dangerous journey upon themselves? The fiery music of Ismael Barrios and his musicians tells of their fate.
Mon, 22. April 2019
Robert Stolz – A Night in Vienna
In exile Robert Stolz still put his faith in the power of the waltz and in 1943 gave the New Yorkers “A Night in Vienna“. Eddie Luis and Die Gnadenlosen relive the event.