Galerie Z22 presents from 21 March 2019 the concert series “musique en galerie” with the musician Daniel Pacitti and musical guests.
Galerie Z22 is pleased to present you “musique en galerie” until the summer break. The artist Daniel Pacitti will invite one singer each to a duo on four evenings.
“La Vie en Rose” A concert with songs and chansons from Italy, France and Germany.
Known and Unknown from the World of Songs and Chansons with Sarah Behrendt (Soprano) and Daniel Pacitti (Bandoneon)
Duo Daniel Pacitti (Bandoneon) and Sarah Behrendt (Soprano)
Sarah Behrendt and Daniel Pacitti form a rather unusual duo. With the bandoneon, an instrument originally developed in Chemnitz at the end of the 18th century, but nevertheless better known in tango music, and classical singing, two very different worlds meet at first sight. At second glance, new sounds and musical worlds open up. The direct, very physical sound of the bandoneon adapts very well to the vocals, is flexible, colourful and atmospheric.
Behrendt and Pacitti met a few years ago to embark on a musical journey together and to exhaust the tension between singing and bandoneon. Which epochs, which music, which themes fit best, what is immediately conveyed and which pieces need to be arranged and illuminated more precisely?
Both musicians performed with various chamber music partners and orchestras, toured the world and now both live in Berlin, their adopted home. Whether early music by Canccini, Monteverdi or Handel, influences by tango or Neapolitan music in connection with the classical German art song, in their programmes Pacitti and Behrendt try to push the limits of their instruments and open up new musical worlds and ideas to the listeners.
Sarah Behrendt, Soprano
The Bremen soprano Sarah Behrendt, who has lived in Berlin since 2002, studied at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the singing classes of Anna Korondi and Prof. Robert Gambill (degree: Diploma in Singing/Music Theatre and Master of Music Lied/Oratorio/Concert) as well as at the Santa Cecilia Opera Studio in Rome/Italy with Renata Scotto. Since 2016 she has been vocally supervised by Prof. Thomas Heyer.
Sarah Behrendt has already appeared in various roles on the opera stage. Her most important stations in the last time were among others the Volksbühne Berlin (“Villa Verdi” and “Die 120 Tage von Sodom” – directed by Johann Kresnik), the Neuköllner Opera (Micaela in “Carmen” – directed by David Mouchtar-Samorai and Poppea in “Die Krönung der Poppea” – directed by Poppea: Hendrik Müller), the Berlin Cathedral (scenic/choreographic “St. John Passion” and “Christmas Oratorio” – directed by Christoph Hagel) and the Cottbus State Theatre (“Fürst Pücklers Utopia”).
The soprano is internationally active as a concert singer, e.g. in China, Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, Austria and Poland. Important concert halls have included the Shenzhen concert hall, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence, the Cathedral of Lyon, the Parco della Musica Roma, the Teatro Polliziano Montepulciano, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the French Cathedral and the Berlin Cathedral. In addition, Sarah Behrendt places great emphasis on chamber music in her work and has been working with various musical partners for many years.
In order to develop her chamber music and interpretation skills in song, oratorio and opera, she took part in master classes with Calixto Bieito, Irwin Gage, Karoline Gruber, Krisztina Laki, Siegfried Lorenz, Sigfried Mauser, Eric Schneider, Claudia Visca and Scott Weir.
During her studies she received a scholarship from the Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob Foundation Berlin, and after numerous studies and working stays in Italy she founded an academy for singing courses in Sicily in 2017. (www.ensemblesingen.de)
Daniel Pacitti , Komponist, Orchesterdirigent, Bandoneonist
Born in Argentina, Daniel Pacitti studied piano and clarinet in Santa Fee and Buenos Aires. He won several prizes and played in various orchestras such as the Ensemble International de Paris.
He studied choir and orchestra conducting in Milan, Vienna and Paris and from 1991 to 1995 was artistic and musical director of the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova, the Chamber Orchestra of Lombardy and the Symphony Orchestra Guido Cantelli in Milan as well as the opera Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste.
As a conductor, Pacitti has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Santiago de Chile National Orchestra, the Radio 1 Moscow Orchestra, the Sao Paolo National Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Kapellorchester and the Santiago de Chile National Orchestra. Petersburg, Tirana Radio Orchestra, Bucharest Radio Orchestra, Bucharest National Opera, Lima Opera House, Udine Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Orchestra Paris, Kibbuz Chamber Orchestra, Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Archi della Scala String Orchestra, Lombardy Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Strumentale Italiana in Trieste, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guido Cantelli Orchestra in Milan, the I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan, the Zagreb National Opera, the Zugló Philharmonia Szent István Király Symphony Orchestra Budapest and the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt. CD recordings for AGORA and MYTO RECORDS followed.
Pacitti already studied bandoneon in Argentina as a child and youth, with the maestros Alberto Huser, Osvaldo Montes, Alberto Garralda and Rodolfo “Cholo” Montironi, later in Paris with maestro Cesar Stroscio. He also played with the Franco Cerri Quartet and performed with jazz formations at the Mamas Club in Ravenna and the Blue Note in Milan.
Together with bandoneon master Montironi, he concluded the 2010 season of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Santa Fe with a symphonic tango concert. He played the Misa Tango by Luis Bacalov with the Coro Filarmonico Rossini in Pesaro and the Misa a Buenos Aires by Martín Palmieri with the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Parma.
As a composer he has arranged Bizet’s Carmen in the style of tango and Latin American folk music. The Italian violinist Giovanni Angeleri (Primo Premio Paganini 1997) played his Concierto criollo for violin in Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Paraná (Argentina) in 2011.
In December 2013 his symphonic version of Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez was premiered in Budapest in the Sala Béla Bartók with over 400 choir singers.
A Concierto criollo for violin and piano, a Concierto criollo for viola and piano and the suite La Cruz del Sur for flute and piano and his first mass La Cruz del Sur for solo, choir and instrumental ensemble were performed in Berlin on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Béla Bartók concert. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Pacitti composed the Luther Oratorio, which could be heard under his direction in June 2017 at the Philharmonie in Berlin. In November 2017, his Cantico delle Creature, a hymn to a text by St. Francis of Assisi, was premiered.
First Concert: THURSDAY, 21st MARCH 2019, 6:30 p.m. – “LA VIE EN ROSE” – with SARAH BEHRENDT
Admission: 12 EUR incl. Welcome Champagne
Please register under firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, 12. APRIL 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, 23. MAY 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, 20. JUNE 6:30 p.m.
Image caption: Courtesy of Galerie Z22 – Daniel Pacitti
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