Toshio Hosokawa’s memorial piece to both the atomic bomb at Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and the destruction of Dresden in February 1945, Sternlose Nacht, stands at the centre of a programme performed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Elisabeth University of Music Hiroshima in Hanover and Berlin this August, led by Jonathan Stockhammer.
In Hanover, the performance on 25 August is presented as part of the Niedersächsischen Musiktage at the Neustädter Kirche, and also celebrates the partnership between Hanover and Hiroshima, which are twin towns. The programme, which also includes Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, will be performed at the Young Euro Classic festival at the Berlin Konzerthaus.
Neustädter Kirche, Hanover