Athens State Orchestra

Missa solemnis (Cancelled due to Coronavirus)

April 15, 2020
8:30 pm
ATHENS
MEGARON
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L.V. BEETHOVEN, Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Athens Concert Hall (Megaron), Christos Lambrakis Hall

Athens State Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Poppen

SOLOISTS
Karen Leiber, soprano
Ingeborg Danz, mezzo soprano
Jenish Ysmanov, tenor
Petros Magoulas, bass

Greek Radio Choir
Athens Municipal Choir

 

EASTER CONCERT OF THE ATHENS STATE ORCHESTRA
BETHOVEN: 250 YEARS

In Beethoven’s humanistic world, there is no separating faith in God from faith in Man. The struggle with the concept of the divine, the agonizing dominance of doubt and a redemptive return to a renewed and sincere faith are a few of the driving forces which shape the development of the moving religious drama that unfolds in the Missa Solemnis. This unique and lengthy masterpiece from Beethoven’s late period is conducted by the inspired German maestro Christoph Poppen.