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11
September 2016
Sunday
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
And You Must Suffer
Performers:

Andreas Spering – conductor
Sebastian Kohlhepp – Evangelist
Dominik Köninger – Jesus
Grace Davidson – soprano
Benno Schachtner – alto
Magnus Staveland – tenor
Tomáš Král – bass
NFM Choir
Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny – artistic director
B’Rock


 

Programme:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) St John Passion BWV 245
Samir Odeh-Tamimi (*1970) L’Apocalypse Arabe I – commissioned by Klarafestival 2016
Annelies Van Parys (*1975) And Thou Must Suffer  (prologue – epilogue) – commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant

Time: [130]

B'Rock Orchestra, fot. archiwum zespołu

Suffering starts when pain, physical or mental, becomes so unbearable that one starts asking questions about the meaning. Suffering has been the central issue of the history of salvation, taken upon consideration annually for over two thousand years now. Understanding the meaning of Christ's sacrifice is the essence of the Gospel and  the essence of Passion contemplations.
Today's world is full of suffering and violence, which is why the question of meaning is constantly repeated. The meaning seems relative and fully reveals itself only before unwavering faith. Such faith was granted only to Christ. Men are full of doubt and question, just like Peter and Pilate in St. John Passion. What is the truth? – asks Pilate. Does it legitimize all action? – he wonders, watching reports of further tragedies of the  twenty-first century taking place all over the world, from New York to Islamabad, from Brussels to Abuja.
The clash of Christ’s unshakable faith and the doubtful Pilate is at the heart of the para-theatrical staging of Bach's masterpiece, prepared in co-production with Klarafestival. Passion is surrounded by the commentaries coming from stage action, video installations, as well as contemporary compositions, placing the baroque work in a modern context. The prologue was created by Annelies Van Parys, leading Belgian composer. The sermon – between the first and second part of the work – was replaced with Apokalypse L'Arabe, a piece by the Israeli-Palestinian composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi to a text by Lebanese poet Etel Adnan, who wrote her formally innovative poem under the influence of the civil war in her home country. Almost forty years passed, yet the conflicts tormenting the region have not expired, which makes the poem painfully present.
Layers of the performance with their rich religious and cultural contexts remind us that none of the modern civilization abandoned prejudice, hatred, religious intolerance or racism. It is an artistic manifesto directed against religious fanatics.

Tickets:

VIP – 250* PLN / 150 PLN
zone I - N 110 zł / R 90 PLN
zone II- N 90 zł / R 70 PLN
zone III - N 50 zł / R 30 PLN
VIP*  - with invitation to VIP room 
Details of the VIP room shall be available on the event page a week before the event 

Early Bird sales (until 31 May)
zone I  - N 90 PLN / R 70 PLN 
zone II  - N 70 PLN/ R 50 PLN


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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.