Chamber music festival Sofia Gubaidulina in Bonn

From 2nd to 5th December 2021, the In Situ Art Society Bonn will organise a chamber music festival in the Dialograum Kreuzung at St. Helena in Bonn on the occasion of Sofia Gubaidulina’s 90th birthday. Founded in September 2014 by Pavel Borodin and Georges Timpanidis in Bonn, the In Situ Art Society e. V. is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote contemporary art. 

Within the framework of this festival, which bears the Greek title “Σοφία” (Sofia), a total of 16 chamber music works by the composer are to be performed. The participants are the Ensemble Musikfabrik, Natalia Pschenitschnikova, the Asasello Quartet and others.

2-5 December 2021 
Σοφία - A festival celebrating the 90th birthday of Sofia Gubaidulina.
Dialogue Space Crossroads at St. Helena
Bornheimer Straße 130, 53119 Bonn-Nordstadt

The program in detail:

02.12.2021 (8pm)
Lamento for tuba and piano (1977) 
“Quasi Hoquetus” for viola, double bass and piano (1984/85) 
“Freue dich!” for violin and cello (1981/88) 
“So be it” for violin, double bass, piano and percussion (2013)
Ensemble Musikfabrik:
Melvyn Poore (US/DE) - tuba
Sara Cubarsi (ES/DE) - violin
Axel Porath (DE) - viola
Dirk Wietheger (DE) - cello
Florentin Ginot (FR/DE) - double bass
Benjamin Kobler (DE) - piano
Ulrich Löffler (DE) - piano
Rie Watanabe (JP/DE) - percussion

03.12.2021 (8pm)
“Garden of Joys and Sadnesses” for flute, viola and harp (1980/93)
“From the Visions of Hildegard von Bingen” for alto solo (1994)
"Gallows Songs à 5" for mezzo-soprano, flute, percussion, bayan and double bass (1996)
Natalia Pschenitschnikova (RU/DE) - voice
Ensemble Musikfabrik:
Helen Bledsoe (US/DE) - flute
Axel Porath (DE) - viola
Eva Zöllner (DE) - bayan
Mirjam Schröder (DE) - harp
Florentin Ginot (FR/DE) - double bass
Rie Watanabe (JP/DE) – percussion

04.12.2021 (8pm)
Piano quintet for piano and string quartet (1957)
Chaconne for piano solo (1962)
Piano sonata (1965)
“Roses” for mezzo-soprano and piano (1972)
Mikhail Mordvinov (RU/DE) - piano
Natalia Pschenitschnikova (RU/DE) - voice
Asasello Quartet:
Rostislav Kozhevnikov (RU/DE) - violin
Barbara Streil (CH/DE) - violin
Justyna Sliwa (PL/DE) - viola
Teemu Myöhänen (FI/DE) - violoncello

05.12.2021 (8pm)
“De Profundis” for bayan solo (1978) 
String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
String trio for violin, viola and violoncello (1988)
“Silenzio” for bayan, violin and violoncello (1991)
“Reflections On The Theme B-A-C-H” for string quartet (2002)
Eva Zöllner (DE) - bayan
Asasello Quartet:
Rostislav Kozhevnikov (RU/DE) - violin
Barbara Streil (CH/DE) - violin
Justyna Sliwa (PL/DE) - viola
Teemu Myöhänen (FI/DE) - violoncello

https://in-situ-art-society.de/sofia

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