Event Concerts and Performances Klangforum Wien
Date and Location
When: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Where: St. Mark's Episcopal Church
301 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress
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Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
Sophie Schafleitner, violin
Annette Bik, violin
Florian Müller, piano
Klangforum Wien, one of Europe’s great contemporary music ensembles, opens the Library’s 2023 concert series with a fresh burst of recent and established new music. Beginning with a work by Beat Furrer, one of the founders of Klangforum Wien, the group traces the horizon and then peeks beyond. The concert is anchored by the monumental Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus by Australian composer Liza Lim, a recent commission by Klangforum that shows that the past and its hopes are still with us in the midst of ecological disaster.
There will be no preconcert talk for this event.
Download program here!
Spring of Chosroes (McKim Fund Commission)
Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus
- Landscapes. Bare tree silhouetted against sunset sky, Theodor Horydcak (Image)
- Electrical storms at night: silhouette of houses (Image)
- Sappho’s poems (Book)
- Sappho chantant ses vers et jouant de la lyre en presence des Muses, possibly Quirijn Fonbonne (Image)
- The great Qing Dynasty’s complete map of all under heaven, 1890 (Image)
- Kujang Ch’onsang yolch’a punya chido = Old Sky Chart showing rank and distribution of stars (Image)