The concert pass for all three Cologne events of the concert series “Women in the Arts: Sounding Biographies”

The following concerts are included in this subscription:
8 October, 20:00 (Introduction 19:00), Ventana: Pallas Nordica: an audio biography
12 November, 19:00, St. Ursula Church: Die Frau Capellmeisterin Anna Magdalena Bach
3 December, 17:00, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum: Ladies’ Choice. Rediscovering female art

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PALLAS NORDICA
Music for Queen Christina of Sweden

An audio psychograph

Once upon a time there was a Swedish queen whose life makes even the most famous stories of world literature look pale. Her father died as a Protestant martyr in the Thirty Years’ War, so she ascended the throne at the age of six. She grew up to be one of the most educated women of the Baroque era, and as a monarch gained a reputation as a pioneer of the Peace of Westphalia. At the age of 28 she exchanged her crown for a self-determined life for art, converted to Catholicism and settled in Rome. She was hailed as “Pallas Nordica”, but her real name was Christina.

NeoBarock follows in the footsteps of the Queen across Europe. Music composed for Christina of Sweden, eyewitness accounts and royal correspondence make the contradictory personality of this truly baroque femme fatale audible. With selected passages from her autobiography, the actress Alexandra Lowygina lets the queen have her say.

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NeoBarock plays music by Luigi Rossi, Alessandro Stradella, Arcangelo Corelli, Bernardo Pasquini and others
Alexandra Lowygina as Christina of Sweden
Carly Power and Carine Tinney – Soprano
Stefan Sbonnik – Tenor
Maren Ries – Dramaturgy and musical direction

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Cologne, 8 October 2022, VENTANA
Elisabeth-von-Mumm-Platz 1
50937 Köln
Beginning: 8:00 pm
Introductionary talk: 7:00 pm

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Wuppertal, 14 October 2022, Kulturzentrum Immanuelskirche
Von-Eynern-Straße 73
42275 Wuppertal
Beginning: 8:00 pm
Introductionary talk: 7:00 pm

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Die Frau Capellmeisterin Anna Magdalena Bach

Without Johann Sebastian Bach’s second wife, the singer Anna Magdalena, some compositions of the baroque genius would not have survived today. In addition to her own career as a soprano, Anna Magdalena took care of 21 children and the household. As a copyist, she reproduced many of her husband’s works by hand.

Join NeoBarock and soprano Carly Power to discover “Frau Bachin”, the strong woman behind the prolific composer.

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Cologne, 12 November 2022, St. Ursula Church
Ursulaplatz 24
50668 Köln
Beginning: 7:00 pm

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Ladies’ Choice. Rediscovering female art

Also in 2022, NeoBarock continues its successful “Gesamtkunst” concert series at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. On the occasion of the exhibition “SUSANNA – Images of a Woman from the Middle Ages to MeToo”, NeoBarock presents an interdisciplinary programme together with Anja Sevcik, head of the Baroque Department. Alongside examples of female painting, the concert will focus on works by female composers such as Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre and Isabella Leonarda.

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Cologne, 3 December 2022, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
Obenmarspforten 40
50667 Köln
Beginning: 5:00 pm

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