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Duration: 120 minutes with a break



Modest Mussorgski: «Pictures at an Exhibition» (1874, orchestral version by Maurice Ravel)

Maurice Ravel: «Boléro» (1928)

Erik Satie: «Gymnopedie No. 1» from 3 Gymnopedies (1888, orchestral version by C. Debussy)

Claude Debussy: «Clair de Lune» from Suite bergamasque (1890, arr. for orchestra)

In project #20, the Variaton project orchestra embarks on a promenade. On a walk that may lead us through a moonlit night, perhaps through a museum room full of art on the walls, or even into a Spanish village in a festive mood. But perhaps the promenade will take us somewhere completely different, to our inner self, to our feelings and everything that makes up our own self.
For Project #20, Variaton draws on the rich tonal colours of French Impressionism. Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel. And another composer whose fame was largely due to Ravel’s orchestration skills: the Russian maverick Modest Mussorgsky. “Gymnopédies”, “Clair de Lune”, “Boléro” and “Pictures at an Exhibition” are the multifaceted, masterfully orchestrated and iconic works of Project #20 (programme subject to change).

For the musical walk, Variaton takes its artistic director Droujelub Yanakiew by one hand – he, who will elicit everything there is to discover musically from the scores.

On the other hand, we take someone who will reflect on the music, about the music, with the music: The reigning Swiss Poetry Slam Champion Moët Liechti. It is literally on the tip of her tongue to put into words what she has heard, felt, experienced and thought. And a walk with Moët Liechti wouldn’t do her justice as a slammer if there wasn’t room for the spontaneous.

Let’s take a walk together – we’ll find out together where the path leads us.

Variaton Projektorchester


Droujelub Yanakiew
Moët Liechti – Slam Poetin

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