Although Schubert’s 4th symphony is dubbed ›The Tragic‹, the light-hearted final movement in C major ends this concert featuring heavyweights of the concert repertoire on a conciliatory note. The highly acclaimed Lied and opera singer Matthias Goerne, who has long-standing ties with the orchestra, sings the Brahms cycle ›Vier ernste Gesänge‹ (›Four Serious Songs‹), alongside a selection of orchestrated Brahms Lieder and a selection of biblical texts set to music on the theme of death and transience as well as faith, love and hope. Latvian conductor Andris Poga, whose career also includes two years as assistant to Paavo Järvi, also performs the autobiographical String Quartet No. 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich as a chamber symphony for string orchestra, which was dedicated ›In memory of the victims of fascism and war‹, but was essentially a critical appraisal of the desperate situation in the Soviet Union at the end of the 1950s.
Please note: From 14th February, Bremen once again moves into alert level 3. This mean that we can admit bigger audiences to our concerts. The so-called 2G rule will then apply (vaccinated or recovered) – without contact tracing and additional testing. Nevertheless, to ensure your safe concert visit, we will continue to apply the tried-and-tested checkerboard arrangement for seating to enable social distancing. Please be sure to inform yourself about the current hygiene regulations in place at The Glocke prior to the concert.
Tickets: for subscription holders, from Tuesday 01.02, available for general purchase from Tuesday 08.02.