HENRY PURCELL Excerpts from »The Fairy Queen«
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Excerpts from the Overture to »A Midsummer Night’s Dream«, op. 21
Emilie Mayer Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Holly Hyun Choe Musical Direction
Women continue to be underrepresented in many sectors. This is not generally true for music. At no time in history was there a lack of musical creations or cultural activity by women. Still, there is an entire world of music history which was buried, a fact reflected in the lack of well-known female virtuosos. When searching for great female composers, Emilie Mayer’s name comes up fairly quickly. How come a musician so respected and successful during her lifetime was forgotten immediately after her death,
unlike many of her male colleagues? And how is it possible that her works disappeared from the concert scene, only to resurface in the 21st century? Inspired by these questions, the ensemble reflektor positions Mayer exactly where she belongs: amidst her great colleagues.
In cooperation with PODIUM Esslingen.
The event is part of the subscription package »Welt im Wandel« [World in Transition].
This concert will be broadcast as part of the ARD Radio Festival on September 13 from 8:04 p.m. on all ARD cultural radio stations.
Image © Heide Benser