Dialogue of the different
Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde” (1908), a work for large orchestra and two voices, one about life and death, youth and old age, day and night, intoxication and internalization, combines Western composing with a strange Far Eastern sound world. Mahler’s work is juxtaposed with three solo compositions commissioned especially for this project. Dialogue of the different – Mahler’s theme becomes the focus of this intercultural German-Japanese concert project.
Under the direction of Aurélien Bello, an orchestral ensemble of students and teachers from the Berlin Philharmonic (the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin + guests from Germany and Japan) will perform the work at various locations in cooperation with BKB Charity. The tour begins in 2019 in Germany, in the year of the 25th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Tokyo, in the Philharmonie Berlin. In 2020, the concert route will then lead to Japan.
This top-class German-Japanese orchestra project is supported by Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State for International Cultural Policy. The patron is Prof. Monika Grütters, Minister of State for Culture and Media.