Der blaue Reiter

Der blaue Reiter


Ciconia Consort – The Hague String Orchestra
Dick van Gasteren, conductor
Viviane Hagner, violin


Tuesday 6 February 2024 – 8:00 p.m.
Hertz, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

Thursday 8 Februari 2024 – 8:15 p.m.
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Sunday 11 Februari 2024 – 3:30 p.m.
Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
extra: diner Pavlov + €28
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Alban Berg – Adagio Appasionato from: Drei Stücke für Streichorchestra
Karl Amadeus Hartmann – Concerto Funèbre for violin and string orchestra
Viktor Ullmann – String quartet no.3, opus 46 (arr. string orchestra)
Paul Hindemith – Fünf Stücke für Streicher
Dimitri Sjostakovitsj – Chambersymphony, Opus 110a

Ciconia Consort is pleased to collaborate with the world-famous German violinist Viviane Hagner in ‘Der blaue Reiter’. She has been a soloist with all the leading orchestras in the world since the age of twelve and is performing in the Netherlands for the first time in many years. Do not miss it! The German artist collective Der blaue Reiter, with painters such as Macke, Kirchner and Kandinsky, stood at the cradle of expressionism and abstract art at the beginning of the 20th century: Munich as a trait d’union between the Vienna of the fin de siècle and the Berlin of the interwar period. With emotion as the main creative means of expression, the artists mainly tried to convey emotions with colors. Expressionist music follows the fine arts. After the First World War, composers in Germany and Austria strive for highly expressive and emotional music. The music expresses struggle, conflict and inner division. Viktor Ullmann wrote his poignant 3rd string quartet in Theresienstadt. For Hartmann and Shostakovich, their pathos and intransigence against an arts-hostile regime also created a sense of solidarity. Shostakovich, with his always impressive and evergreen Chamber Symphony, was also inspired by the lyrical expressionist style of Alban Berg. Dick van Gasteren will make connections between fine arts and music by means of a projection of some typical expressionist paintings.

Viviane Hagner