News | 10.01.2019

“AT FIRST THERE WAS…NOISE” – a brand-new project created by Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica and Robert Wicke will be premiered in Elmau, Germany

On January 19 Gidon Kremer, joined by his orchestra Kremerata Baltica and Robert Wicke, a clown from the famous Circus Roncalli, will premiere their newest creation – a story about the long way from silence, via noise to music. “At First There Was Noise” is based on the music of a Polish-Russian composer Miezislaw Weinberg, whose centenary we are celebrating this year.

Gidon Kremer is one of the foremost champions of Weinberg’s music – a brilliant composer with a unique and distinct voice, that has been unfairly neglected for many years. In his efforts to present this genius to the audiences all around the world, Gidon Kremer has performed countless concerts and recorded numerous CDs featuring Weinberg’s music. In the new program “At First There Was Noise” Gidon Kremer will focus on the music written by Weinberg for the film and circus. Andrei Pushkarev, Kremerata’s percussionist and arranger, transcribed the music for the chamber orchestra, vibraphone and solo violin.

After the premiere of the project in Elmau, Gidon Kremer will depart on tour to present this program in Munich, Laufen, Kronberg, Liepaja and Klaipeda as the second half of the concert. During the first half of the concert Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica will be joined by a cellist Ivan Karizna and vibraphonist Andrei Pushkarev to perform a program “Hommage a Piazzolla”.


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