Charles Ives

Kent Nagano, Thomas Hampson, Chen Reiss and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Premieres of arrangements by Georg Friedrich Haas and Toshio Hosokawa

  • Charles Ives / © George Tyler
    Charles Ives
    (c) George Tyler
  • Thomas Hampson

The concert performed by MCO is dedicated entirely to the music of Charles Ives (1874 - 1954). Ives' music, which he composed in his free time as a successful insurance businessman, work in a surprisingly un-academic way with various tonal systems and quotations from American folk songs, hymns, and marches. Ives' songs were often conceived for the various possibilities of common theater orchestras at the time. The arrangements by Georg Friedrich Haas and Toshio Hosokawa attempt to give the songs their original sharp edge, which was often lost in the piano versions in favor of singability.

Charles Ives -
Orchestral Set No. 2 (ca.1911-15)
Three Songs
arranged by Georg Friedrich Haas
Four Songs
arranged by Toshio Hosokawa
Five Songs arranged von John Adams
Symphony No. 2 (1902-09)

Musical Direction —
Baritone —
Soprano —
Second conductor —


— 1. September
— 2 h 30 min / 1 intermission
— 1. September: 19.15 at Turbinenhalle
— 20 / 45 / 65 / 80 €
Reduced prices start at 10,00 €
  • Sat 1Sep
    Charles Ives on 1. September 2012 at 8.00 PM
A project by MCO in cooperation with Ruhrtriennale and Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin. With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung für die Kompositionsaufträge.

With the friendly support of Stiftung pro Bochum.