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Ensemble Proton Bern

  • conductor Matthias Kuhn
  • flute Bettina Berger
  • oboe Martin Bliggenstorfer
  • clarinet Richard Haynes
  • bassoon Elise Jacoberger
  • harp Vera Schnider
  • piano Samuel Fried
  • violin Maximilian Haft
  • violin Corinna Canzian
  • violoncello Jan-Filip Ťupa

Fette Fête - concert cancelled!

The video production for this program will be presented at a later date.

Tuesday 2. February 2021, 7.30 pm

Schmucki, Annette (*1968)

drei möbelstücke (2020) UA, com

Krebs, Tobias (*1993)

REFRACTIONS (2020) UA, com

Andriessen, Louis (*1939)

Workers Union (1975)

Symphonic movement for any loud sounding group of instruments

Henking, Christian (*1961)

Change UA, com

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Time to lose weight! Although not as 'fat' as was originally intended, Ensemble Proton Bern celebrates its postponed 10th birthday à la "better late than never". Who says that new music can't be humorous or spread jollity? The explicitly comical new work by Annette Schmucki — a master of word and language-based composition — is a kind of celebratory birthday 'serenade' for 9 instrumentalists without instruments. The music theatre piece 'Change', written by one of the founding fathers and long-time Artistic Advisor of Ensemble Proton, Christian Henking, shook up the steadfast instrumental roles within the Ensemble in its 2017 premiere. If only he realised back then the power of this prophetic statement… In any case, 'Change' brilliantly reflects the changes within the Ensemble with charm and irony. Tobias Krebs enjoys a world premiere with a work written especially for this milestone: REFRACTIONS, in which a nexus of acoustic and electronic instrumental sound is masterfully created.