Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Joana Mallwitz
Iveta Apkalna will bring no fewer than four works dedicated to her by Naji Hakim, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Dariusz Przybylski and Pēteris Vasks to this organ recital when she takes her seat at our Jehmlich organ in the Große Saal in her final season as organist in residence. She will also play works by Bach's pupil Müthel and by Johann Sebastian Bach himself, including an arrangement of his famous Chaconne from the Partita for solo violin in D minor.
Before the organ concert, we will screen the premiere of Holger Vogt's documentary „The Composer and His Heaven – Pēteris Vasks“ in the Kleine Saal from 6 pm.
ARTE, where the film will be shown on television for the first time on 24 September at 11.20 p.m., says: "Modern, classical music that goes straight to the heart - that's what Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks stands for. All over the world, orchestras and choirs, soloists, conductors and an ever-growing audience are discovering his emotionally powerful sound creations. In 2022, Vasks was awarded the European Church Music Prize and - at the Konzerthaus Berlin - the Opus Klassik. The camera accompanies the composer for over a year - composing, rehearsing and performing, in private and in nature."
A ticket for the film can be booked free of charge with the ticket for the organ concert; without a concert ticket, the film ticket costs 5 euros. The film lasts just under an hour.
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