Pablo Heras-Casado celebrates the 100 anniversary of the Salzburger Festspiele

On July 20 and 22, Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct the Klangforum Wien with a contemporary repertoire on the occasion of the Salzburg Festival. During this summer edition, Heras-Casado will present two joint concerts with Jordi Savall, with works by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) and Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975), both concerts will be presented at the Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church). Both performances are part of the Ouverture Spirituelle – Pax, a cycle dedicated to the sacred music of the Salzburger Festspiele, which this year extends the celebration of its centenary. The first concert next July 20 will feature Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, premiered in 1965, and conceived in the commemoration of the dead in the world wars. On July 22 he will conduct Luigi Dallapicola’s Canti di prigionia, a trilogy of dramatic songs (Mary Stuart’s Prayer, Boethius’ Invocation, Girolamo Savonarola’s Congedo), based on texts by prisoners condemned to death and anti-fascist, with the Cantando Admont choir.