Performance Concert

Twice Upon a Time

Ensemble intercontemporain - Elèves d'écoles primaires d'Île-de-France - Jens McManama - Comte - Pateau - Stulz - Berio, Ronchetti

Jens McManamaJens McManama © Aymeric Warmé-Janville
Luciano BerioLuciano Berio © Eric Marinitsch, Universal Edition
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Saturday, 2 February 2019 — 7:00pm
Families, for ages 6+
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Duration: about 45 minutes


  • Luciano Berio
    Lied, pour clarinette
    Sequenza VII, pour hautbois
  • Lucia Ronchetti
    A solo, pour alto
  • Luciano Berio
    Twice Upon..., théâtre sans paroles pour six groupes d'enfants
    Création française, Edition provisoire révisée par Richard McNicol


  • Ensemble intercontemporain
  • Elèves d'Ecoles primaires d'Ile de France
  • Jens McManama, conducting
  • Jérôme Comte, clarinet
  • Didier Pateau, oboe
  • John Stulz, viola
Transmission is one of the founding principles of the Ensemble intercontemporain, as important as creation and exploring new modes of musical representation. In this project, the soloists of the EIC mentor primary school students.

And what better way to spread the contemporary music virus than to involve people in? This is exactly what Luciano Berio did when he wrote Twice Upon... for London schoolchildren in 1994: under this title, which has the appearance of a diverted tale, there is a "theatre without words" for six groups of children playing all kinds of instruments (tuned or not) - each group being supervised and guided by a professional musician. An unexpected experience, which proves that raising awareness among new audiences can also be jubilant...
Coproduced by Ensemble Intercontemporain and Philharmonie de Paris

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