• Sat. 11.05.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

Together for the fortune of tomorrow

Charity concert

They are young and highly talented: the three fledgling soloists performing at the 7th benefit concert are at the threshold of their careers. In Bremen’s Die Glocke concert hall, they now have the unique opportunity to demonstrate their talent in collaboration with an internationally critically acclaimed orchestra and at the same time do lasting good in support of the next generation of musical talent. That is because the proceeds from the benefit concert are traditionally donated to the Community Opera and other cultural education projects – a rewarding cycle initiated each year by the association ›Kunst fördert Kunst‹ (›Art promotes Art‹). With Alondra de la Parra, it has been possible to win an equally talented conductor as artistic director. Her spirited conducting certainly made a lasting impression at ›Summer in Lesmona‹ two years ago. In May, the native Mexican will also conduct a concert from the subscription series. The benefit concert taking place shortly afterwards therefore promises to deliver the highest level of musicality and concentrated girl power!

Programme

    • Sergej Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    • Symphonie Classique op. 25
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    • Aria from Zaide ›Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben‹
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Bassoon concerto in B major K 191
    • Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
    • ›In furore iustissimae irae‹ RV 626
    • César Franck (1822 - 1890)
    • Variations symphoniques

Conductor

Alondra de la Parra

The Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra became internationally famous for her rousing concerts and commitment to the music of Latin American composers. She was the first Mexican woman ever to perform in New York City and is now the official cultural ambassador for her native Mexico.  Today, Alondra de la Parra works regularly with numerous renowned international orchestras including the Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. She has been the General Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since the beginning of 2017 and is thus the first woman to hold this position in the orchestra’s long history.

The highlights of recent seasons have been her subscription concert debut with the Tokyo NHK Symphony Orchestra and her debuts at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, conducting the Orchestre de Paris – a concert which was broadcast live on Arte – as well as various engagements with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and a live orchestra performance to accompany the film version of ›West Side Story‹ at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico. For the 2018/19 season, Alondra de la Parra is returning to both the Elbphilharmonie and the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. The highlight of the year 2019 is most certainly the world premiere of the new production of T.H.A.M.O.S. at the Salzburg Festival’s Mozart Week – with the Camerata Salzburg together with the Theatre Company La Fura Dels Baus um Carlus Padrissa – and also her debut at the Aix en Provence Festival.

Piano

Kiveli Dörken

Kiveli Dörken, born in 1995, is currently a student at the College of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover, where she studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Lars Vogt. Even as a child, she not only won numerous national competitions, including first prize at events such as ›Jugend musiziert‹, but also at international competitions such as the EPTA competition in Croatia, the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition and the International Rotary Youth Music Competition.  She has been awarded several scholarships including one by the renowned festival ›Spannungen‹ (Tensions).

Aged only eight years old, Kiveli Dörken gave her first public concert, since which time she has performed in many European countries, in China, The United States and numerous well-known concert halls such as the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. This young pianist has been a guest performer at the Kissinger Summer, at the ›Spannungen‹ Festival in Heimbach, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the ›Next Generation‹ Festival in Liechtenstein. Other highlights include appearances for the Dalai Lama in 2007 and for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington DC in 2009. A significant share of Dörken’s concert activity is dedicated to chamber music with artists such as Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath, Florian Donderer and Tanja Tetzlaff. Kiveli Dörken is a member of a permanent duo with her sister Danae, with whom she also founded the Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF), based on the Greek Island of Lesbos, in 2015.

Moderator

Daniel Finkernagel

Soprano

Kerstin Dietl

Kerstin Dietl studied Ancient Music at the Bremen College of Arts between 2011 and 2018, initially with Tanya Aspelmeier and Harry van der Kamp, and later with Gemma Bertagnolli and Peter Kooij. Masterclasses with Gerd Türk and Emma Kirkby followed and she continues to receive important musical impulses through regular work with Jörg Straube.

Her solo work has seen this soprano, born in 1989, on stage with well-known ensembles such as Musica Alta Ripa, Schirokko, the Arp Schnitger Ensemble and Das kleine Konzert. She has been active on the international stage and has been performing in operatic works since 2016. As part of the Young Artist Gloger Academy, with Olof Boman, she gave her debut as Cupid in John Blow’s opera Venus and Adonis in Norway. In the summer of 2017 she took part in a number of performances of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Paul Agnew and the European Baroque Academy, at a series of well-known festivals in France, Spain, Slovenia and Switzerland. She has also sung the roles of Belinda and Second Witch in France, Portugal, Belgium and Italy.

Although her primary focus is Early Music, Classical and Romantic works also feature in her repertoire, as well as the great oratorios of Handel and Bach and a number of works, less well-known in Germany, from the English, French and Italian Baroque repertoire.

Bassoon

Miriam Kofler

Miriam Kofler, born in Bolzano in 1991, took private lessons on the bassoon but after only one year, transferred to Professor Claudio Alberti at the conservatory ›C. Monteverdi‹ in Bolzano, where in 2011 she obtained her degree with honours.  In 2010 she won second prize at the ›G. Rossini‹ bassoon competition in Pesaro and in 2014 made it to the semi-finals of the ARD competition with her wind quintet ›Quintetto Spirito‹. The following year she completed her studies with Professor Marco Postinghel at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and from 2015 until 2017, this south Tyrolean bassoonist studied with Sergio Azzolini at the Music Academy in Basel. She was also a scholarship holder at the Karajan Academy and thus gained orchestral experience with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Since the 2018/19 season, Miriam Kofler has been Principal Bassoonist with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlin. She also performs regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with Teodor Currentzis and Spira Miriabilis and the MusicAeterna Orchestra, or the Haydn Orchestra Bolzano. Various international concert tours have already taken her to some of the world’s most well-known concert halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Phiharmonie in Berlin, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Theatre of the Champs-Elysees in Paris, plus many others. Kofler has also participated in festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Easter Festival Baden Baden and the Bolzano Festival and is a founding member of the ensemble ›Desiderio‹; an international and dynamic formation founded in 2017 which constantly strives to find new angles and aspects in all its work.