Opening Concert of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2023

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The Darmstadt Summer Course of the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD), including its two-week music festival, is a regular highlight of the contemporary music scene. Here, many key works of recent music history have been written over the past five decades – and it remains a place where the most profound reflection on the nature of Music in the course of time is allowed to flourish.

It was a particular privilege to have been invited to open the 51st Darmstadt Summer Course (05-19 August 2023) with Situations by Georges Aperghis.

“Music is the best way towards understanding another person”, maintains the France-based Greek composer. Thus, he collected some very personal stories of the ensemble’s soloists as material for this “Soirée musicale”. Arranged in the form of a triptych, the individual sound narratives – mosaics consisting of solos, duets, trios and quartets – are woven together to become one large fabric of sound; a mix of individual and collective creativity – occasional breakouts included.

Once more, Emilio Pomàrico, conductor of the 2013 world premiere, guided the ensemble's performance on this occasion.‍

Opening concert Darmstadt Summer Course 2023

🗓 05. August 2023, 19:30 h
📍 Lichtenbergschule, Darmstadt

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