Hildegard von Bingen
to Clara Schumann
Sounds of Sustainability
As part of the Kissinger Sommer 2024, the Stegreif Orchestra will perform the symphony of change. On June 30th, 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
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.