EVENT: Alma Mahler Kammerorchester
DATE: 31 Jul 2017
DIRECTOR: John Blanch
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Agnieszka Biolik SOUND ENGINEER: Deesse Prods
Alma Mahler Kammerorchester is a new chamber orchestra founded on the beliefs of friendship, diversity and a never-ending curiosity. Its musicians are young professionals from European countries, which include the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Some of them already hold positions in prestigious European orchestras. Enriching their experience as orchestra musicians, the members of the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester aim to create an international ensemble that can be placed somewhere in between a chamber orchestra and a chamber music formation. The artistic vision of the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester lies in the eagerness to deconstruct and rediscover the great symphonic repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the wish to perform original works for chamber orchestra and chamber music – freed from any style or period. The figure of Alma Mahler echoes with that vision. Not only does she embody the Viennese artists’ inner circle, wherethe tradition of chamber orchestral reductions was born, but she also serves as a representative of a time in which music itself took an amount of new and diverse directions unmatched in history – a journey into the unknown.