Guest performance by cellist Jens Naumilkat
Jens Naumilkat (*1953) plays original works and adaptations by Domenico Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger, David Popper Hans Naumilkat, Mikis Theodorakis, Astor Piazolla
His “biological” father was the composer and choir director Hans Naumilkat, well-known in the GDR, whose songs (“Uns’re Heimat” or the Bummi song) were and are sung by many people. But cellist Jens Naumilkat can't ignore other composers either. For example, David Popper, who not only made generations of cellists sweat with his etudes, but also left behind a large bouquet of virtuoso cello music. For example, Johann Sebastian Bach with his famous six suites for solo cello, which for many cellists represent the alpha and omega of cello literature. Or the not so well-known Domenico Gabrielli, who wrote the first solo pieces for the cello.
Naumilkat's admiration for Max Reger, which was awakened at a young age at an organ concert in Meissen Cathedral, is very personal. His long-standing collaboration with Mikis Theodorakis, the great Greek composer - also well-known in the film world - who even dedicated works to him, is also reflected in this project.
And since a tour with Argentine tango musicians through the GDR, a piece by the tango innovator Astor Piazolla has accompanied him through life. All of these composers are like “fathers” of his artistic soul and should be heard and honored in this concert by Jens Naumilkat.
The theater is open from 6:30 p.m.