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World Premiere: “Goetia. 72 – In umbra Lucis“ by Lera Auerbach at Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin

On 24 May 2019, the RIAS Chamber Choir will perform Lera Auerbach’s “Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis” at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal, conducted by Kaspars Putnins. The piece was written specifically for this choir; the composer will be in attendance. The RIAS Chamber Choir will be accompanied by the Michaelangelo string quartet.
The work’s title refers to a magical language dating from the 17th century describing King Solomon’s 72 demons. As such, “Goetia” is a counterpoint to Auerbach’s 2016 vocal cycle “72 Angels. In splenorelucis”.

24 May 2019
Berlin
World Premiere
Lera Auerbach:
„Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis“ for choir and string quartet           
(RIAS Chamber Choir, Michelangelo Quartet, cond.: Kaspars Putniņs)
- Commissioned by the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Dutch Chamber Choir, the Cracow Singers, the Zurich Sing-Akademie and the Festival Wien Modern -

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