Standpunkte | The Sorabji Project Pass (I-V)

»Entgrenzung« (Dissolution of Limits) is the title of Igor Levit’s »Standpunkte« – the culmination phase of chamber music within the Heidelberger Frühling, which he curated together with the festival.

Kaikhosru Sorabji’s »Sequentia cyclica super Dies irae ex Missa pro defunctis« is one of the most absurd piano works par excellence. Written in 1948/49, the »Sequentia« existed for decades only as a myth. The composer himself considered it to be the best among his hundred or so works, but he never bothered to perform it. The largely self-taught Englishman of Parsi descent (1892-1988), composer, pianist and critic did not compose for the public anyway.

Material for nerds, then? Yes and no. Anyone who wants to listen to “Sequentia” will have to spend over eight hours on it, the equivalent of a normal working day.

British pianist Jonathan Powell, who released the first recording of the »Sequentia« on seven CDs in 2020, spent more than a decade preparing the project. As part of »Standpunkte« he will now perform the cyclopean work for the first time before German audiences at the invitation of Igor Levit, spread over five concerts.

For 49 € you can attend all five events of »The Sorabji Project« from 01 to 03 April 22. Available from our telephone ticket service: +49 (0)6221 – 584 00 44 and in our webshop.

In cooperation with Heidelberg University

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Elisabeth Leonskaja | Beethoven Sonaten

How lucky: Beethoven’s three late masterpieces, played by the grande dame of the piano. Elisabeth Leonskaja is more present than ever in her long career, and in recent years has made sensational, benchmark recordings of works by Schubert and Schumann. And now the great last sonatas of Beethoven in one evening. Nobody who loves the piano should miss this.

Post-concert artist talk „Zugabe“ by Jörg Tröger with Elisabeth Leonskaja (Hörsaal 13).

Please inform yourself about the current Corona regulations and our hygiene regulations before attending the concert.

In cooperation with the University of Heidelberg

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Kammermusik Plus | Andrei Gologan

Concert with intermission.

Please inform yourself about the current Corona regulations and our hygiene regulations before attending the concert.

 

Standpunkte | The Sorabji Project I

»Entgrenzung« (Dissolution of Limits) is the title of Igor Levit’s »Standpunkte« – the culmination phase of chamber music within the Heidelberger Frühling, which he curated together with the festival.

Kaikhosru Sorabji’s »Sequentia cyclica super Dies irae ex Missa pro defunctis« is one of the most absurd piano works par excellence. Written in 1948/49, the »Sequentia« existed for decades only as a myth. The composer himself considered it to be the best among his hundred or so works, but he never bothered to perform it. The largely self-taught Englishman of Parsi descent (1892-1988), composer, pianist and critic did not compose for the public anyway.

Material for nerds, then? Yes and no. Anyone who wants to listen to “Sequentia” will have to spend over eight hours on it, the equivalent of a normal working day.

British pianist Jonathan Powell, who released the first recording of the »Sequentia« on seven CDs in 2020, spent more than a decade preparing the project. As part of »Standpunkte« he will now perform the cyclopean work for the first time before German audiences at the invitation of Igor Levit, spread over five concerts.

Concert without intermission (ca. 90 min)

15€ single ticket

The Sorabji Project Pass (I-V): For 49 € you can visit all five events of »The Sorabji Project« from 01 to 03 April 22. Available from our telephone ticket service: +49 (0)6221 – 584 00 44 and in the webshop.

»Standpunkte« Wahlabo: 25% discount when booking five different events of »Standpunkte« from 31 March to 03 April 2022. Available from our telephone ticket service (+49 (0)6221 – 584 00 44) and from the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung.

In cooperation with Heidelberg University

Please check the current Corona regulations and our hygiene rules before attending the concert.

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CANCELLED – Jan Lisiecki

As holder of the SWR2 Kulturkarte you will receive a 15% discount on this concert, bookable here in the webshop or by calling +49 6221 584 00 44.

The project is part of Canada’s cultural program as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

It is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada

CANCELLED – Rafał Blechacz

As holder of the SWR2 Kulturkarte you will receive a 15% discount on this concert, bookable here in the webshop or by calling +49 6221 584 00 44.

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg

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Dr. med. Karin and Dr.-Ing. Peter Koepff

Kammermusik Plus | Elisabeth Leonskaja – CANCELED

Unfortunately, the concert had to be canceled.

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Kammermusik Plus | Pavel Kolesnikov 5 p.m. – Alternative date for 19/01/21

Due to the extended nationwide lockdown, this concert on 19 January 2021 had to be cancelled. Fortunately, an alternative date has already been set: the concert will be held on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 at 5 and at 8 p.m. with a different programme.

Changed venue: Rudolf-Wild-Halle Eppelheim Since the old auditorium of Heidelberg University only allows a very limited number of visitors under the applicable safety regulations, the concert will take place in the Rudolf-Wild-Halle in Eppelheim (Schulstraße 6, 69214 Eppelheim). The house is barrier-free.

Directions:

By car: There is a paid underground car park with a limited number of spaces (99) next to the Rudolf-Wild-Halle. From there you can go directly to the foyer of the hall (underground car park Rudolf-Wild-Halle, Schillerstraße, 69214 Eppelheim).

By public transport: From Bismarckplatz, Rudolf-Wild-Halle can be reached in 20 minutes by tram 22 (direction: Eppelheim; Stop: Rathaus Eppelheim).

Please note the important information about attending the concert:

➔For attending a concert, either proof of a daily negative corona test (max. 24 hours old) from an official test center, the vaccination certificate from 14 days after the second vaccination or proof of recovery within the last 6 months (PCR test, medical certificate), required.

➔ The house and the hall open 30 minutes before the start of the concert. Admission will be guided by our service staff. ➔ It is compulsory to wear a medical mask (surgical mask or FFP2 mask) in the entire building. This also applies during the concert. Please keep a safe distance of 1.50 meters from other people who do not live in your household during your entire visit. ➔ Hand disinfectant will be available in the house – please use it.

➔ If you yourself have symptoms of a respiratory infection or a high temperature or are in contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 or have been within the last 14 days, we must ask you not to participate in the event.

➔ Please note that there are no gastronomic options and no cloakrooms available on this evening.

➔ Evening programs are available on site at a price of € 1.

We will ensure that all rooms are supplied with sufficient fresh air, that sufficient disinfectant dispensers as well as soap and paper towels are available in the toilets. Before and after the events, all surfaces and door handles are disinfected.

Data collection

In order to be able to understand possible chains of infection and to inform affected persons, we are obliged to forward the contact details of all concert-goers to the responsible health authority. We have your contact because you bought your tickets by phone or in the Heidelberger Frühling webshop. If several tickets have been purchased, the buyer is obliged to inform his / her companions.

➔ If you want to pass on the tickets, you are obliged to give us the contact details of the card user before the start of the event (by email or telephone).

Kammermusik Plus | CHANGES – Jean-Paul Gasparian instead of Adam Laloum

We look forward to welcoming you again. Of course, this joy is combined with intensive precautions. The planned events will be held in compliance with the then applicable assembly regulations due to the pandemic crisis, as well as a hygiene and protection concept. Heidelberger Frühling is currently working on various scenarios so that all ticket holders can experience a concert even if the number of spectators is limited. The audience will be informed about the current situation as soon as possible. Information on this will also be available in our newsletter (in German).

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg

Sergej Babayan

He is one of the leading pianists of our time: Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergej Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to an exceptionally diverse repertoire. Le Figaro has praised his “unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity.” Le Devoir from Montreal put it simply: “Sergej Babayan is a genius. Period.”

Sergej Babayan has collaborated with such conductors as David Robertson, Neeme Järvi, Yuri Temirkanov, Thomas Dausgaard, Tugan Sokhiev, and Dima Slobodeniouk, among others. Over the years, Babayan has performed with Valery Gergiev numerous times to great critical acclaim, including appearances at the International Festival “Stars of the White Nights”, the Moscow Easter Festival, the Barbican Centre with Mo. Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, in St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Théâtre des Champs-Elyseés in Paris, at the Salzburg Festival, and at the Rotterdam Philharmonic-Gergiev Festival where Babayan was artist-in-residence.

Mr. Babayan performs with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the London Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Warsaw Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony.

His engagements and tours have brought him to preeminent international concert venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Warsaw Philharmony, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Herkulessaal in Munich, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Rudolfinum-Dvorak Hall in Prague, Victora Hall in Geneva and many others.

Sergej Babayan is a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist; his latest release of his own transcriptions for two pianos of works by Sergej Prokofiev, with Martha Argerich as his partner (‘Prokofiev for Two’; DG 2018), was praised by reviewers as ‘the CD one has waited for’ (Le Devoir), an ‘electrifying duo that leaves the listener in consternation’ (Pianiste), taking ‘the piano duo to a new level: If all music was like this, there would be no sorrow in the world.’ (Norman Lebrecht, MyScena). Mr. Babayan’s performances have been broadcast by Radio France, Polish Radio and Television, BBC-TV and BBC Radio 3, NHK Satellite Television and Medici TV.

Born in Armenia into a musical family, Babayan began his studies there with Georgy Saradjev and continued at the Moscow Conservatory with Mikhail Pletnev, Vera Gornostayeva and Lev Naumov. Following his first trip outside of the USSR in 1989, he won consecutive first prizes in several major international competitions including the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Hamamatsu Piano Competition, and the Scottish International Piano Competition. An American citizen, he lives in New York City.