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Artistic Direction: Jessica Kuhn

Welcome to the jubilee 5th anniversary season of Munich’s chamber concert series –

Five Years of Sonorizzonte!

Sonorizzonte: the sound-horizon – its imaginary line symbolizes a place of encounter where the discoveries of unknown composers and masterpieces confront celebrated masters and compositions and reveal surprising new perspectives – from the Renaissance and Baroque to the Classical and Romantic, and on to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This time, we are inviting you to three very different concerts. Franz Schubert’s popular Trout Quintet will start things off: true to the spirit of the concert series, this piece will be contrasted with two practically unknown but wonderful works: the piano quartet by the German Romantic composer Friedrich Gernsheim and the solo for double bass by Japanese composer Yumiko Nishida.

The second concert, with works from the 20th and 21st centuries and sponsored by the Munich Department of Arts and Culture, promises breathtaking suspense. Be sure not to miss the string trio Clouds by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, nor, among other exciting works, the compositions by and with Moritz Eggert!

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For the finale, we have chosen a venue fitting for the concert program: for the very first time, a sonorizzonte concert will be taking place in the Hofkapelle (Old Court Chapel) of the Munich Residenz, the former residence of the Bavarian monarchs, built around 1600. Here you will experience historical instruments such as the theorbo, the viola da gamba and the baroque cello, with music from the early 17th to the late 18th century – and, of course, this special evening will also feature two contrasting works of contemporary classical music.

With my guests, fascinating artistic personalities from Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna and Kiel among other places, and with you, dear audience, who have accompanied Sonorizzonte since its inception or who will be joining us for the first time, the 2017 jubilee season promises to be an extraordinary and inspiring encounter.

I would particularly like to call attention the concert with Andreas Puhani on March 18th, whose skillful and lively rendition of the multifaceted Présence program should not be missed.

With the other concert programs, as always, you will receive an informative introduction to the music played during evening and complimentary champagne and juice during the intermission. The traditional get-together in a nearby restaurant after the concert should not be missed!