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TALES ON THE WATER

Saturday

21.01.2023

11:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert

family concert +

programme

Orchestre du Collège de Genève
orchestra

Philippe Béran
conductor and presentation

Joan Mompart
storyteller

Bedřich Smetana

Má vlast, symphonic poem No. 2, The Moldau

Julien Le Hérissier

Suite Inuit, The Legend of the Polar Bear


the music

Water, so precious and soon perhaps so scarce, will be one of the themes of this programme.

We will first follow, thanks to the evocative music of Bedřich Smetana, the course of the Moldau (Vltava in Czech), from its source to the Elbe, passing through its triumphant arrival in the beautiful city of Prague.
The journey continues in the far north with the story of a young Eskimo, set to music by Julien le Hérissier, who reminds us of the importance of respecting the environment by consuming only what we need.

Simultaneously pursuing a career as composer and choirmaster, Julien Le Hérissier plunges into music as if an “incorporeal bubble, allowing him to travel, touch and communicate through magic". He composes and arranges educational works frequently with the theme of protecting different species and the environment.



the venues

OSR Live

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DANIEL HARDING

direction

Martha Argerich
Maria João Pires
pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre No 10 en mi bémol majeur, KV 365

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie No 1 en ré majeur, dite 'Titan'

Recorded on 16 December 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva