World première: Remembering the Great War, Alexander Medem stages “Strange Meeting” in Innsbruck

To mark the hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day, Alexander Medem stages the chamber opera “Strange Meeting” in Innsbruck. Composer Norbert Zehm and librettist Peter Wolf base their work on a a poem by Wilfred Owen, a tragic document radiating the despair, but also the hope, in the last days of the Great War. This world première is performed by the Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik (TENM) under the baton of Claudio Büchler.

In unrelated news, Medem’s performance “Schwups” – eine Musikgeschichte über Straßenmusik, Mut und Freundschaft (“Schwups” – a story with music about busking, courage and friendship), written for the Jeunesse, is touring through Austria; details are below.

N. Zehm: Strange Meeting (UA)
ORF-Studio Innsbruck
November 11th, 5 pm

“Schwups” – Austrian tour
November 7th in Wörgl
November 8th in Dornbirn
November 10th in Klagenfurt
November 11th, 12th in Innsbruck


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