Brooklyn Rider fotografiert von Shervin Lainez

Climate activists on the concert stage! With "The Four Elements", the American quartet Brooklyn Rider sets one of the most important themes of our time: it combines a critical look at the climate crisis and the destruction of the earth by human hands and is at the same time an ode to the beauty of our planet. For this purpose, they juxtapose four works that have been created within the last hundred years with a commissioned composition by young composers that reflect the here and now and above all want to do one thing: shake things up.

The works by Andreia Pinto Correia, Akshaya Tucker, Dan Trueman and Conrad Tao were jointly commissioned by Heidelberger Frühling, Carnegie Hall, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Flagey Brussels and Liszt Academy Budapest.

Concert with two breaks
Duration approx. 2,5 hours

The concert will be followed by a talk with members of "Fridays for Future" about the synergies of art and activism for environmental protection.

Brooklyn Rider

String quartet

Johnny Gandelsman, Colin Jacobsen

Nicholas Cords

Michael Nicolas


Colin Jacobsen
A Short While To Be Here (on American Folk Songs by Ruth Crawford Seeger)

Andreia Pinto Correia
Aere senza stelle (German premiere)

Henri Dutilleux
String quartet "Ainsi la nuit"

Akshaya Tucker
Hollow Flame (German premiere)

Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor op. 110

Dan Trueman
Under My Feet (German premiere)

Conrad Tao
Undone (German premiere)

Osvaldo Golijov