A journey to the moon

The poems by Albert Giraud on which Schönberg’s melodrama is based paint feverish pictures of the mind. People once spoke of “moon addiction” or, like Giraud, “moon drunkenness”. Together with Ensemble Recherche, soprano Sarah Maria Sun embarks on a search for the folk roots of Arnold Schönberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” as well as for the moon motive in classical music and pop culture. The program combines Schönberg’s masterpiece with creative arrangements of pop songs and classical music works – composed especially for this evening.

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 Kumara), Ludwig van Beethoven (Arr. Kathrin Denner), Bart Howard (Arr. Eivind Buene), Sherman Kelly (Arr. Matias Vestergard)

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
Lukas Nowok, sound direction

Sarah Maria Sun, soprano