Choreographer: Uwe Scholz
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 9 in E♭ major, K. 271, known as the Jeunehomme concerto
Costumes: Uwe Scholz
Run time: 34 minutes
Uwe Scholz (1958–2004) was inspired by the joy found in the great Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s works to create this 21-dancer piece. It premiered at the Ballets de Monte-Carlo in 1986 and was added to the Ballet du Rhin’s repertoire in 1990. It centres around six couples from the corps de ballet and two couples who each perform a pas de deux. The work ends with a solo dancer playing Mozart himself. Uwe Scholz follows a very classical three-movement structure: a fast first movement (allegro), a slow second movement (andantino) and a faster finale (presto).
Mozart composed the Jeunehomme Concerto when he was just 21. A critical success, the work was said to have been composed for Victoire Jenamy (incorrectly understood by Mozart as “Jeunehomme”), daughter of dancer and ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre.
Choreography: Andrew Skeels
Music: Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Adam Johnson
Costumes and sets: Marija Djordjevic
Duration: 60 minutes
A monumental work, the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms is an elegy created following the loss of his mentor, composer Robert Schumann, and of his mother. It is one of the most deeply personal and spiritually uplifting compositions by any great composer, yet Brahms was still a young man in his early thirties when he wrote it. Inspired by the solemn beauty of the piece, choreographer Andrew Skeels presents a poignant work that explores the profundity of human connections. In this strong, meditative creation, he evokes the memory of those who leave but who stay with us nonetheless.
Dive into the universe of Brahms’ Requiem by reading the complete notes on the program.