recreation - GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ
As Johann Sebastian Bach put it: “Music’s only purpose should be for the Glory of God and the recreation of the human spirit”. Recreation of the soul, that’s what the orchestra provides for its audience: refreshment, revival, recreation. Furthermore, recreation is what the musicians do: they reconstruct the process of creation by bringing an otherwise lifeless work of art back to life. Since 2002, the musicians of the “recreation” project have been working together in the “Großes Orchester Graz” and have been trying to find new ways to reach this goal.
Everybody is talking about Europe, so we’re turning it into music: The new season of recreation is a round trip from Scandinavia to Sicily, from Munich to Monaco, from Hamburg to Vienna.
In the new season you can expect nine exciting concert evenings in the double cycle with GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ at Stefaniensaal, as well as four performances with recreationBAROCK at Minoritensaal!
We are all aware that the world is constantly changing. Our environment is changing, our life is changing, we are changing. Constantly and perpetually. Very often, we are not all too happy about that. For we would like everything to stay the way it used to be, so that we know what is going on, feel safe and have to worry less. Of course, this is an illusion – and a dangerous one at that because we have very little influence on the transformations occurring around us …
“I am delighted that the great personal and artistic relationship that has developed in the collaboration between Mei-Ann Chen and the recreation-GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ musicians since 2011 is now expressed in the fact that Mei-Ann Chen will act as the “Principal Guest Conductor” of our orchestra …” (Mathis Huber, Artistic Director)