A WORLD SYMPHONY

Live: 22.9.2022 Liederhalle Stuttgart Beethoven Hall

With: Abeer Nehme, Jay Alexander, Mohamad Habbal, Yasemin Sannino, Oksana Voytovich, Kandara Diebate

With this CD, the Orchester der Kulturen pre- sents both a retrospective of its first 10 years and an insight into what might be on the cards in the future.

Sacred works, such as Adrian Werum’s remarkable reworking of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Ave Verum”, stand side by side with cross-cultural symphonic pop songs, such as “Sonbahar” and “Für mein neues Vaterland. Longtime collaborator, Jay Alexander, sets new artistic accents with Robert Schumann’s “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai”.

One of the most beautiful voices in contemporary Middle Eastern music, Abeer Nehme, also features as part of the musical discoveries to be heard in this collection. Similarly, Mohammad Habbal and the PhilharmoniaChoir Stuttgart with their fusion of the Arabic hymn, “Mowteni” and Ludvig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”.

The album was recorded at the Kleine Audiowelt studios in Heidelberg and in the Hans-Rosbaud Studio of the SWR broadcasters in Baden-Baden. Mastering was by Christoph Stickel in Vienna. The artistic process combined with state-of-the-art recording has allowed us to do deliver a standard above and beyond what we could ever have imagined.

We are definitely “Made in Germany”, but have made a truly “World Symphony”: for you, our worldwide audience.

DICHTERLIEBE

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with Jay Alexander

An exciting crossover project:

The song cycle Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann for the first time with an orchestra and with the most exciting orchestra in the world.

The Brazilian berimbau creates the colors of spring, the dulcimer improvises sparkling garlands and Adrian Werum enriches with his fragile piano playing.

The tenor Jay Alexander convinces not only with the brilliance of his voice, but also with his unbelievable mobility in dynamics and phrasing. Orchestrations: Adrian Werum

NARZISS & GOLDMUND

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With: Christoph Dederichs, Zoe Straub, James Sbano, Lucius Wolter a.m.m

„NARZISS&GOLDMUND“ ist einer der berühmtesten Romane Hermann Hesses, für den er 1936 den Literatur Nobelpreis erhielt.

Hermann Hesse ist zudem der meistübersetzte Autor deutscher Sprache und so weltweit einem großem Publikum bekannt.

Der Komponist Adrian Werum hat dieses Werk vertont und die Grundlage für einen weltweiten Musicalerfolg dieses Werks geschaffen.Textliche Grundlagen sind nicht nur aus dem Roman übernommen, sondern auch aus den beliebten Gedichten Hesses, wie etwa dem Stufen-Gedicht ( „und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne“)

Eingängige Melodien und eine überwältigende Bühnengestaltung, Stars aus Musical und Oper zusammen mit einem internationalen Top Kreativ-Team,all dies ist eine nie dagewesene Bündelung kreativer Energien, die unser erstes Projekt zu einem Sensationserfolg am Broadway und in der nachfolgenden internationalen Verwertung machen werden.

Die ersten Schritte sind schon getan:

Ein wichtiger Ausschnitt aus dem Stück wurde vom Stuttgarter „Orchester der Kulturen“ aufgeführt.

SPIRIT OF ONE

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An interreligious crossover project: spiritual texts and works form the basis of this new composition by Adrian Werum.

Prayers and wisdom from Christianity, Buddhism and Islam form a wonderful union with Bach's chorales, Mozart's melodies and improvised parts from non-European musical cultures.

HOME

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Recording from the Winnenden Concert Fest

A groovy "hunter from Kurpfalz" with wah-wah guitar like on the streets of San Francisco -

A "Swabian Railway" with blue grass solo violin and African vocals -

A "Schönster Wiesengrund" with meditative soundscapes of the didgeridoo and the soulful tenor voice of Jay Alexander.

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