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symphony of change beim Schumannfest | Tonhalle Düsseldorf

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symphony of change beim Schumannfest | Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Hildegard von Bingen
to Clara Schumann
Sounds of Sustainability

As part of the Schuhmannfest Düsseldorf 2024, the Stegreif Orchestra will perform the symphony of change at Tonhalle Düsseldorf. On June 13th, the ensemble's symphony of sustainability will feature recompositions of works by Hildegard von Bingen, Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, Emilie Mayer and Clara Schumann. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photo: Alexander Ziegler

Trailer symphony of change | Stegreif Youtube Channel

In the symphony of change, Stegreif asks itself what this change sounds like. The orchestra spans the musical arc of four female composers and periods of an underappreciated musical history: from Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Wilhelmine von Bayreuth (1709-1785), Emilie Mayer (1812-1883) to Clara Schumann (1819-1896). Stegreif gives these voices a new resonance by recomposing selected works of these historical female composers by five young female members of the orchestra. Between Bingen's ordo virtutum, Bayreuth's opera Argenore, Schumann's Klavierromanze and Mayer's 7th symphony, emerges a performance that creates a new common thread in music history and, with it, breaks through the genre boundaries between jazz, classical, contemporary and improvised music.


Schumannfest Düsseldorf
Tonhalle | Großer Saal
Ehrenhof 1
40479 Düsseldorf


Preise: 8€-42€

But musical change always takes place in the context of social change. The symphony of change recognises this fact by prominently weaving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into the events on and off stage. For example, in line with goal 5 of gender equality, only female composers can be heard throughout the project. But goals such as high-quality education, poverty reduction, industrial innovation and sustainable consumption are also targeted and realised through workshops with social institutions, sustainable production processes and political cooperation in employment alongside the stage.

(C) Alexander Ziegler.
(C) Alexander Ziegler

The Stegreif Orchestra puts the most pressing change of our time, climate change, centre stage through its artistic exploration of the elements of nature and water. The everyday rippling is interrupted abruptly by the sounds of war, blind destruction and ... music. Because with the symphony of change, we realise that we have to change before it is no longer possible.

The symphony of change unfolds its greatest radiance when we make music, listen and act together - in the middle of the audience, between you and me. Stegreif deliberately places the last of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the end of its #bechange series and asks directly: Are you a partner in achieving these goals? Are we shaping change together?


#bechange wurde gefördert von: Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien


symphony of change

The sustainability symphony "symphony of change" by the Stegreif Orchestra is the final production of the two-year concert and workshop series #bechange - 17 sounds of sustainability.

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