Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear Braunschweig concert audience,
in 2020 we celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven! Its work and mediation services towards bourgeois society, which developed rapidly as a result of the French Revolution in 1789, was essential for the development of the “classical” concert system as we know and love it today with all its facets.
No orchestra will want to avoid the task of recreating the work of this composer, which is always present on the schedule even without an anniversary event, in a special, possibly new way and perhaps making unexpected classifications. The Braunschweig State Orchestra, for example, is offering you a performance of the »Missa solemnis« for the first time in its symphony concert series; in collaboration with the choir of the State Theater and the KonzertChor Braunschweig.
However, contextualization’s form the real focus of our mediation approach. The “Myth 9th Symphony” cycle is an essential programmatic element in which we will first play the corresponding symphonies by Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner for you. In addition, the “Bauhaus” cycle offers a juxtaposition with a completely different, sustainable phenomenon of conveying art and creative culture to society. Perhaps in this context the encounter of the “Pastoral” with the “Symphony of the Big City” will be an event for you with special insights. We would be extremely happy about that! And we are happy, that with Olga Scheps we can start our new series »Artist in Residence« for you. The brilliant pianist, our other musical guests, the ladies and gentlemen of the state orchestra and I hope that your interest has been aroused. Because we are all looking forward to you!
Yours Srba Dinić