»Celebration of Life in Death – Hope and Mourning in Times of Pandemic«
Works by JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE, FRANCESO CAVALLI, SALOMONE ROSSI a.o.
Carolin Emcke Reading
Anna Prohaska Soprano
Robin Peter Müller Violin, Musical Direction
After more than two years, Covid-19 has become part of everyday life. But what exactly was the mood like in the spring of 2020, when all the switches were thrown in society, politics and above all in the private sphere? Veering between standstill and agitation, the world entered an unparalleled state of emergency. What at the time seemed slow, arduous and uncertain now appears almost frenzied and intensive from our pandemic-habituated perspective. In her »Journal – Tagebuch in Zeiten der Pandemie« (Journal – A Diary in Times of the Pandemic) Carolin Emcke has recorded her impressions of that initial phase. Thinking beyond the reality of life in her Berlin apartment, she includes the political, social and socio-psychological structures that cross-brace society on a global level in her survey. In 2022 Emcke’s analyses, questions and hopes have found a special echo: together with the La Folia Barockorchester the soprano Anna Prohaska takes up this resonance, complementing it with musical impulses from eight centuries.
Followed by a Meet & Greet
Image © Andreas Labes, Marco Borggreve
1,5 h without a break