"Music knows neither age nor gender", elena iossifova is convinced of this. In the opinion of the orchestra leader, there is so much interesting and beautiful music to play, not only in the classical concert literature, but also in modern jazz, rock and pop music. "One must be open, must not be limited", finds the orchestra leader. At the night music on 18. June in the regentenbau, this year for the first time under the motto "rock meets classic she and her twelve fellow musicians want to show how it’s done.
After all, the kurorchester has often tested the audience at its concerts, for example, how the sound of a romantic musical, a snappy film score or even rock sounds are received. At last year’s nachtmusik, the ensemble even had jazz in its repertoire – and the audience went along enthusiastically every time. "We have long since moved away from the pure spa music of earlier days", the head of the orchestra is convinced of this. The view that spa music is only something for seniors over 60 is long outdated, says the 35-year-old resolutely. Today, people in their 40s and 50s come to the wandelhalle to relax to good music. With the new concept of "rock meets classic iossifova hopes that now perhaps even the very young will join her.
The evening could be exciting: modern compositions of the swiss metal/gothic band elyria (st. Gallen) on beethoven’s antique-passionate power of sound. Maybe mozart’s divertimenti in the soft-rock "dust in the wind" will turn into electricity of kansas. The beatles arrange themselves with bach – and then the listener suddenly realizes: "toto meets vivaldi". "It’s an experiment, iossifova openly admits.
But you can tell that she is actually convinced that everything works very well.
After all, she knows that she has professional partners next to her on the stage, noisier colleagues who are open to the new and were already eager to get down to business during rehearsals, as iossifova says. "At this concert, you too can show how diverse your abilities are", according to the orchestra leader. For the performance in the max-littmann-saal in bad kissingen, rainer uebel, the former pianist of the spa orchestra, will return to his place of work. According to iossifova, his experience is worth its weight in gold when it comes to pre-planning, because uebel used to play with the legendary dresden rock band electra.
The kissing night music under the title "irish rock" begins on 18. June at 8 pm in the regentenbau. Tickets are available at the tourist-info arkadenbau, tel. 0971/ 804 84 44. Isolde krapf