Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Be A He(a)ro

On 10 September 2021, to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Boho Strings joined German countertenor Andreas Scholl and Israeli harpsichordist Tamar Halperin on the deSingel stage for a benefit concert. A tribute to Peter De Prins, a teacher and amateur musician in the Boho Strings entourage who died in 2020, the Be A He(a)ro concert aims above all to break down the taboos surrounding suicide, to better prevent and avoid it. At Bozar, these musicians come together in this poignant programme combining the baroque entreaties of Dowland, Bach and Handel with the meditative, contemporary accents of Glass, Jóhannsson, Billy Joel, Silvestrov and Sollima. The message at the heart of this concert? Everyone can be a hero by listening.


Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Twilight People

Giovanni Sollima
Note Sconte I.

Johann Johannsson
Good Night, Day

Philip Glass
Journey to the Underworld

John Dowland
Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite (First Book of Songs)

Giovanni Sollima
Notte Sconte II. Un Canone

Georg Friedrich Handel
Empio dir tu sei from “Giulio Cesare in Egitto”

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ach bleibe doch from “Himmelfahrtsoratorium”

Giovanni Sollima
Note Sconte III.

John Dowland
In Darkness Let Me Dwell (arr. Mitchell McCarthy)

Valentin Silvestrov
The Messenger

Don McLean
Starry Starry Night (arr. Mitchell McCarthy)

Giovanni Sollima
Note Sconte IV. Leopold Cadenza

Joseph Haydn

Giovanni Sollima
Note Sconte V. Il deserto rosso

Billy Joel
Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) (arr. Mitchell McCarthy)


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