The wine you drink with your eyes,
at night the moon pours down in waves.
Ensemble Recherche and soprano Sarah Maria Sun invite you along on their search for the folk roots of Arnold Schönberg‘s Pierrot Lunaire – and for an exploration of the moon motif in classical music and pop culture. Intertwined with Schönberg‘s melodrama are arrangements of songs like “Fly me to the Moon”, “Moon River” and “Dancing in the Moonlight”, as well as perennial classical works like Debussy‘s “Clair de Lune” or Beethoven‘s “Moonlight Sonata”. So we roam together through nocturnal alleyways and enter into spiritual reverie – sometimes in the pale moonlight, sometimes dazzlingly illuminated.
With works by
Arnold Schönberg, Max Kowalski (Arr. Johannes Schöllhorn), Henri Mancini (Arr. Clemens K. Thomas), Claude Debussy (Arr. Lucia Kilger), Mike Oldfield (Arr. Georgia Kumará), Ludwig van Beethoven (Arr. Kathrin Denner), Bart Howard (Arr. Eivind Buene) und Sherman Kelly (Arr. Matias Vestergård).
Anja Clift, flute
Eduardo Olloqui, oboe
Shizuyo Oka, clarinet
Klaus Steffes-Holländer, piano
Christian Dierstein, percussion
Adam Woodward, violin
Sofia von Atzingen, viola
Åsa Åkerberg, violoncello
Sarah Maria Sun, soprano
Sponsored by the Art Foundation NRW.