Austrian premiere: NOSTOS. A Journey of Others by Zane Zalis
A large-scale orchestra concert in the Murau parish church will take the place of the Gala Concert in the WM Hall this year. It will be performed on two separate dates, the 24th and 25th of August.
Incidentally, the world premiere took place in February 2018 in Stuttgart. As with the world premiere in Germany, about 150 performers will be on stage in Murau as well. The University of Hohenheim Symphony Orchestra and the Solitude Choir of Stuttgart, both from Germany, are expected to perform together with the MIMF Festival Choir. Special light effects will ensure an especially unique atmosphere in the church.
Once again Zane Zalis has packed a serious and controversial topic into catchy, dynamic music. This symphonic, melodious and sometimes opulent work invites reflection and touches one through its sensitivity and power. In the past we were privileged to witness the premieres of excerpts of this oratorio about exclusion, persecution and expulsion, that is, human tragedies unleashed by other humans.
The concert will be rounded out by the world premiere of a selected piece from the international call for compositions that – in line with the oratorio – broaches the topic of “otherness”.
Friday, August 24: Murau parish church
Saturday, August 25: Murau parish church
Begin: 7:30 pm
Doors: 6 pm
- Murau parish church