About the Event
In Leipzig's beloved Gewandhaus, hear celebrated master pianist Hélène Grimaud for a captivating performance.
She is a passionate pianist, technically brilliant, yet with poetic expression. She is also a writer and an activist for environmental protection and human rights. Hélène Grimaud is one of the most versatile and exciting artists of our time. In her interpretation of Bach, Beethoven and Schumann, this emotional diversity will become audible.
Due to its history, the Gewandhaus Orchestra stands for civic engagement in a special way. With a view to the challenges of the present and the community‐building, inspiring and transformative potential of music, it has launched a democracy initiative in 2022. On pressing issues of justice, resources, media, institutions, education, identity, resilience and faith, public and cultural figures engage in dialogue with each other, with the audience and with musical performances.
'Resonance' is the motto above the musically inspired, culturally initiated discussion of basic values, understanding of democracy and social togetherness. We invite you to join in the discussion at round tables and to experimentally explore and musically experience political, sociological, acoustic and interpersonal facets of resonance in workshops and performances. Inspired by musical artworks, we open spaces for voices of the present and for ideas that strengthen the common good — in exchange between all those who want to help shape society.
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonate Nr. 30 E‐Dur op. 109
- Johannes Brahms – Three Intermezzi op. 117
- Johannes Brahms – Fantasien op. 116
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Chaconne – 5. Satz aus der 2. Partita für Violine d‐Moll BWV 1004 (Bearbeitung für Klavier von Ferruccio Busoni)
| Hélène Grimaud