Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire 

special: Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Camerata Bern
  • Sun 23 Oct ’22
    15:00 - 16:00
    doors open 13:45
    Jurriaanse Zaal

An entire weekend of Patricia Kopatchinskaja – PatKop for short. Call her eccentric, call her out of the box, but one thing’s for sure: she is a phenomenon. She invites one of her favorite artistic partners, the top orchestra Camerata Bern, over to The Doelen.   

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a perform who elevates versatility to a higher level – why restrict yourself to ‘just’ being a star violinist? “All my life I have felt that I was Pierrot. Every time I played this piece on the violin when I was a student, I would say the words in my head.” And thus Koptachinskaja became an actress, for she takes on the role of narrator in Pierrot Lunaire. And this is while Schönberg’s melodrama is very demanding for the voice. He developed a new, cabaret-like voice technique for the narrator, somewhere between speaking and singing. Kopatchinskaja adds a theatrical edge to the performance.  


Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21


Patricia Kopatchinskaja artistic direction, concept, voice | Meesun Hong violin & viola | Júlia Gállego flute | Reto Bieri clarinet | Thomas Kaufmann cello | Joonas Ahonen piano