Graal Théâtre

Staged concerto (2017)

Violin concerto by Kaija Saariaho
performed by Peter Herresthal


Premiere on June 2nd, 2017 at the Bergen International Festival (Norway)
with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Pierre-André Valade

with Peter Herresthal, solo violin

Stage direction and video  Aleksi Barrière
Lighting design  Étienne Exbrayat

Invited by soloist Peter Herresthal, La Chambre aux échos develops with him as a work-in-progress a new stage form meant to widen the instrumental theatre that is inherent to the concerto as a genre, through the means of video, lighting and staging of musicians. The adventure of the violinist challenged by the orchestra then opens up, as a musical quest that is constantly played over again, in all its free associations and offers a new listening experience.