Les voix des terres rouges - Rencontre choeur & orchestre transfrontalière
Participate in a large-scale project
With the Orchestre national de Metz
As part of Esch2022 - European Capital of Culture
Amateur choristers from Lorraine and Luxembourg accompanied by the Orchester national de Metz
Creation of an unpublished work of 45 minutes Catherine Kontz (composition)
Carla Lucarelli, Gilles Ortlieb (texts)
Catherine Kontz, Armand d'Angour (prologue)
Adriana Mitu Dragan (direction)
A major work will be approached in parallel with the order
October 2021 to June 2022
Next rehearsals :
Monday 21/02 19:00 - Thionville - Petite salle du théâtre municipal (30 Boulevard Foch, 57100 Thionville) (tutti rehearsal)
Tuesday 01/03 19:00 - salle chorale - Centre culturel de Huncherange (8 rue de l'École L-3341 Huncherange) (extra tutti rehearsal)
Tuesday 15/03 19:00 - salle chorale - Centre culturel de Huncherange (8 rue de l'École L-3341 Huncherange) (tutti rehearsal)
Monday 25/04 19:00 - Thionville - Petite salle du théâtre municipal (30 Boulevard Foch, 57100 Thionville) (tutti rehearsal)
Saturday 21/05 9:30 - 12:30 - Thionville - Le LED (tutti rehearsal)
Tuesday 31/05 19:00 - Centre culturel de Huncherange (8 rue de l'École L-3341 Huncherange) (tutti rehearsal)
Monday 13/06 19:00 - Location to be decided
3 concerts :
Friday 17 June 2021 8 pm - Arche de Villerupt
Saturday 18 June 2021 8 pm - Arsenal de Metz
Sunday 19 June 2021 5 pm - Artikuss de Sanem
100 amateur choristers and 72 musicians
3 concerts in prestigious places
For this new piece for large-scale choir and orchestra, the composer Catherine Kontz was inspired by the geology of the mining basin of Luxembourg and the Lorraine, and its history. The shape and the orchestration follow the composition of the soil with its different siliceous, calcareous and sandy layers which vary from green to red, passing through gray, yellow, brown, even black! As these layers multiply, the harmonies change, settle down, transform. The choir, protagonist of the ensemble, tells us the little story and also recalls some key historical moments. The play will be premiered as part of Esch 2022, European Capital of Culture, with texts by two authors who have an affinity for the region: Carla Lucarelli and Gilles Ortlieb. Anchored in music, these writings give voice to the inhabitants of these red lands, past and present.
Orchestre national de Metz
The Orchestre national de Metz gives, with its 72 musicians, around 80 concerts and performances per year, in the magnificent hall of the Arsenal in Metz, where it is in permanent residence and at the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole, in the entire Grand Est region (Reims, Strasbourg, etc.), throughout the rest of France (Paris, Chaise Dieu, etc.), in nearby international territories (Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium) and even thousands of kilometers (especially in Austria at the prestigious Konzerthaus in Vienna!). As the spearhead of the Cité Musicale-Metz, the Orchestre National de Metz continues to develop a vast national network as well as cross-border orchestras and performance halls.
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