19:00 Fireworks on the Bowling Green
Access to Theatre Car Park via Paulinenstraße only

"70 Jahre Hessen" Festival Concert

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg, Engelbert Humperdinck, Fazil Say, Richard Wagner & Hans Zender

Ludwig van Beethoven
from "Egmont", incidental music to the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
- Overture
- Clärchen-Lieder for soprano and orchestra: "Die Trommel gerühret" and "Freudvoll und leidvoll"
Hans Zender
Kalligraphie IV
Gustav Mahler
from "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" for baritone and orchestra:
- "Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht"
- "Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz"
Engelbert Humperdinck
from the opera "Hänsel und Gretel":
- Overture
Fazil Say
"Goethe Lieder" for soprano, string orchestra and percussion, based on texts from "West-östlicher Divan" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
I Offenbar Geheimnis
II Fetwa
III Zu besserem Verständnis
IV Tefkir Nameh
V Betrogener, betrüge!
VI Finale
Alban Berg
from the opera "Wozzeck", based on texts by Georg Büchner:
- Orchestral Interlude and Final Scene
featuring the Youth Chorus of the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden
Richard Wagner
from the opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg":
- Prelude to the 3rd Act
70 Years ago, the Constitution of Hesse was signed and the State of Hesse was born. On 1 December 2016, the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden will be abuzz with activity as we play host to the "70 Jahre Hessen" Festival Concert. Keynote speakers will include Landtag President Norbert Kartmann, Hessian Prime Minister Volker Bouffier and retired European astronaut Thomas Reiter. Excerpts from the matinee will be broadcast on television at 20:15, while a large firework display will take place on the Bowling Green at 19:00. The jubilee festival concert will be conducted by the State Theatre's new GMD, Patrick Lange. The programme consists of works, composers and authors of  Hessian importance: Wiesbaden-born composer Hans Zender, who celebrates his 80th birthday in 2016; famous historic poet and Frankfurter Wofgang von Goether, whose "Egmont" inspired Beethoven to write his beautiful incidental music (Overture and "Clärchen Lieder", performed by soprano Katharina Konradi) and Hessian author and revolutionary George Büchner (excerpts from Berg's opera "Wozzeck", based on Büchner's work). Further highlights include the overture to Engelbert Humperdinck's opera "Hänsel und Gretel", composed in Frankfurt, as well as excerpts from Wagner's opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", written partly in Wiesbaden-Biebrich. Soprano Gloria Rehm will perform lieder from Goethe's "West-östlichem Divan", composed by Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say, while baritone Benjamin Russell will perform "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" by Mahler, who was once Kapellmeister in Wiesbaden.
Hessen wird 70 – Hessen Turns 70
Transmission time: Hessenschau 20:15 – 21:00
Presenter: Claudia Schick


Soprano (Clärchen Lieder) Katharina Konradi
Soprano (Fazil Say Goethe Lieder) Nihan Inan
Baritone (Mahler Lieder) Benjamin Russell
Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden