Cantus Ansambl at the Croatian Musicians in Vienna concert series
The carefully planned program, featuring a selection of exceptional musicians of all kinds and genres, will find once again, despite the new normal, its way to a loyal and demanding Viennese audience. The organizer points out that the ongoing and renewed collaboration with major concert venues should be noted as in the coming edition the Ensemble will introduce to the demanding Viennese audience a few Croatian musicians and ensembles that are relatively unknown to them.
Put in the words of organizators "the scope of the series has been broadened and, in addition to the usual classical, early and contemporary music concerts, we will also focus on the musicians of the younger generation, especially the exceptional piano Trio Eusebius and the renowned Duo Penezić – Ivančić Cikojević, performing at the KLAVIERgalerie. The Cantus Ensemble, a leading ensembles dedicated to contemporary music, will perform at the Centre named after the great Arnold Schönberg, whereas the renowned early music ensemble HRBA will perform at one of Vienna’s main churches, the famous Peterskirche. In addition, the equally acclaimed Musica Viva Ensemble will perform at Haydn’s iconic church, the Mariahilfer.
The concerts in the Croatian Musicians in Vienna series provide a wonderful platform for presenting and promoting not only the leading Croatian musicians, but also Croatia and Zagreb."
Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 7.30 pm
The Arnold Schönberg Center
Schwarzenbergerplatz 6, 1030 Vienna
Ticket price €14 (free entry for all under 26s)
The Cantus Ensemble
Martina Gojčeta-Silić, mezzo-soprano
Berislav Šipuš, artistic director and conductor
Arnold Schönberg, The Book of the Hanging Gardens (selection), Op. 15
Stanko Horvat, Breath and Touch
Krešimir Šipuš, Nonetto per opera Cent' uno
Sanda Majurec, I ritorni
Anton Webern, Concerto for nine instruments, Op. 24
The Cantus Ensemble is a Croatian contemporary music ensemble founded in 2001 under the artistic direction of conductor Berislav Šipuš as a festival ensemble of the Music Biennale Zagreb. It seeks to explore, discover and present new and hitherto unexplored spheres of new music. The Ensemble’s concert at the Arnold Schönberg Center is part of the 17th Croatian Composers in Vienna concert series, and its repertoire includes pieces by Croatian composers from the 20th and 21st centuries – Stanko Horvat, Krešimir Šipuš and Sanda Majurec – as well as by two representatives of the Second Viennese School. These are a selection of songs from Arnold Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens, one of the earliest atonal musical works, in which the composer set to music poems by the German symbolist Stefan George, and the Concerto for nine instruments, Op. 24 by his student Anton Webern, composed in a twelve-tone technique.