CANCELLED: Aris Quartett / Rising Stars
The concert will be broadcast as stream in the Mediathek on 26 January
The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Ticket buyers and people participating in the order process will be informed by e-mail. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price: Information on tickets refunds
Festival »Rising Stars Digital«: Concerts cannot be given in front of a large audience this time round, but everyone can still enjoy the festival: the concerts are being transferred to the internet, and can be watched as a stream: Go to the concert stream with the Aris Quartett
It all began as an experiment at the Frankfurt College of Music, where four highly musical young people met, and then matured in the next ten years into one of the biggest hopes among the young generation of string quartets. The Aris Quartet has already walked off with a whole number of major prizes, including no fewer than five awards at the ARD Music Competition. They already made an appearance at the Laeiszhalle six years ago; tonight they open the »Rising Stars« festival with a colourful programme.
»What absolutely has to be said« - thus the essence of György Kurtág's bafflingly brief and extremely condensed pieces can be summed up. And the 15 miniatures of his string quartet »Officium breve in memoriam Endre Szervánszky« tell their tales with minimal resources and the utmost delicacy, reminding us in the process of two other composers: Anton Webern, the great minimalist of modern music and a kindred spirit of Kurtág's, and Kurtág's friend Szervánszky, to whom he dedicated the quartet.
The Kurtág is followed by Dmitri Shostakovich's deeply melancholy String Quartet No. 8, which the composer wrote as a »requiem for himself« after he had been forced to join the Communist Party. The Aris Quartet has released a recording of this work on CD which garnered the utmost praise from the critics. Tokyo-born composer Misato Mochizuki contributes a work that she wrote especially for this concert and dedicated to the Aris Quartet. The recital comes to an end with Mendelssohn's sparkling Quartet op. 44.
Anna Katharina Wildermuth violin
Noémi Zipperling violin
Caspar Vinzens viola
Lukas Sieber violoncello
Streichquartett op. 28 »Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky«
Streichquartett Nr. 8 c-Moll op. 110
in-side / Kompositionsauftrag von Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) / Kompositionsauftrag von Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Streichquartett D-Dur op. 44/1
Estimated end time
19:45 / 21:55
Nominated by Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Konzerthaus Dortmund
In cooperation with ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation
With support by M.M.Warburg & CO
Supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union