Thu, 7 May 2020 19:30
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal Tickets € 22.00 Further Information on Booking Tickets Saxophonquartett

»You can imagine how happy a composer is when her work, her dream, is presented so perfectly for the audience,« said Sofia Gubaidulina after a performance of her piece »Verwandlung« (Transformation) by the Berlin-based saxophone quartet What an honour for the ensemble, which is one of the most interesting formations in the contemporary scene! Together with Swedish trombonist Christian Lindberg and other colleagues, the ensemble has also released a recording of »Verwandlung«, in which Gubaidulina explores the relationship between the individual and the collective. At the Hamburg International Music Festival, the ensemble also performs works originally composed for strings and that achieve a meditative transcendence through subtly produced soundscapes – such as Arvo Pärt's epochal »Fratres« and Philip Glass's minimal music for the film »Mishima«.

Performers Saxophonquartett ensemble

Christian Lindberg trombone

Sonja Lena Schmid violoncello

John Eckhardt double bass


Tigran Mansurian

Arvo Pärt

Philip Glass
Streichquartett Nr. 3 »Mishima«

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Sofia Gubaidulina
Verwandlung / für Posaune, Saxofonquartett, Violoncello, Kontrabass und Tam-tam