New compositions for vocal octet by Akos Banlaky, Margareta Ferek-Petric, Tamara Friebel, Guido Mancusi and Susanna Ridler Traditional Carinthian folk songs edited by Therese Hemedinger, Max Reger, Matthias Liener etc. Kärntenlieder by Bruno Strobl
Old familiar Carinthian songs and new ones which are performed for the first time ever on that evening: a concert with the men’s octet VieVox at the Domenig Steinhaus. The programme Lebenszeichen (Signs of Life) has again been put together by Vienna composer Akos Banlaky; he also contributed songs which will be performed. Margareta Ferek-Petric, the Artist in Residence of the Carinthian Summer Festival, is likewise on the playbill with new songs, and so is Tamara Friebel, whose sound performances were presented several times during Carinthian Summer Festivals. Guido Mancusi, the former principal conductor of Stadttheater Klagenfurt, is also a prolific composer. His oratorio Die Mutter Erde (Mother Earth) premièred at Wiener Musikverein. Versatile singer, performing artist and composer Susanna Ridler will write new songs using texts by Gert Jonke which are paying attention in a stylized manner to the genre Carinthian song.
VieVox, a group consisting of former soloists of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, will present excellence in vocal music, delighting the audience with their enthusiasm for music.
The new songs by Akos Banlaky, Margareta Ferek-Petric, Tamara Friebel, Guido Mancusi and Susanna Ridler were commissioned by the Carinthian Summer Festival. Margareta Ferek-Petric is Artist in Residence 2018 in cooperation with the Carinthian Summer Festival and the Domenig Steinhaus.