This kick-off concert for the 2011 Stuttgart Music Festival is a genuine crossover programme that bridges the gap between the old and new world of black music. A lot of things happen simultaneously in African music; rhythms overlap each other to create new patterns, and ideally, everything moves along a rhythmic 'riverbed', a groove that is the basis of most forms of jazz music. A lot of black American jazz has a very distinct similarity with certain forms of western African music. The main piece of this concert originates in western Africa, in the medieval empire of Mali. This was the home of the soldier, king, and popular hero Sundiata Keïta. The story of his life is the basis of Daniel Schnyder's epic of the 'Lion King'.
Wednesday 17 August 2011 | 7:00 p.m.
Stuttgart | Theaterhaus T1
Kick-off concert for 2011 Stuttgart Music Festival
'Agitata da due venti' /// from the opera 'La Griselda'
GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL
Water Music /// Arrangement: Daniel Schnyder
Peace /// Arrangement: Daniel Schnyder
Blanton – Ishmael – Tsakwe /// Arrangement: Daniel Schnyder
RAMÓN 'MONGO' SANTAMARIA
Reflections for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra
Variations of 'Memoires' and 'In a Sentimental Mood' by Duke Ellington
Sundiata Keïta – The Lion King /// An African Epic
for four African soloists, female choir & orchestra (2008)
Daniel Schnyder /// Saxophone & Composition
International Regions Symphony Orchestra
Orpheus Vocal Ensemble
Hermann Bäumer /// Direction
In cooperation with the BIX Jazzclub
Ticket sales starting 10 May 2011: www.musikfest.de