Offers

OFFERS

While constantly expanding our repertoire, we are currently proposing the following programmes:

Mozart – up to date

Mozart? Well known, you might think. But how familiar are you really with him?

For the Ladystrings Mozart's compositions are the essence of pure beauty, perfect harmony. Maybe they are the most often performed, best loved music of the world.

In their  new programme "Mozart – up to date" the Ladystrings are tracing the manylayered phenomenon of Mozart. Performing carefully chosen pieces of music and reflecting on work and creator, they are persueing the question of "what does Mozart mean in our days", and how to approach him and his music. Looking with love and humour at the exceptional person Mozart – who in his turn was always good for a joke –, they dare going beyond the known clichees, discovering interesting links to our own time.

Concept: Ladystrings
Stage management: Wolfgang Kammer

 

Welcome to America!

America!

The land of unlimited possibilities? Even more – an entire continent full of music which could hardly be more diverse and exciting.

Antonin Dvorak already dared throwing a guidepost bridge from the Old to the New World with his "American String Quartet". The Ladystrings are casting a light on the immense musical variety of this continent, popular or- as yet- unknown: from Dvorak's String Quartet to Minimal Music, from works of genius by Leonard Bernstein to original pieces of Jazz.

What's more: the Ladies allow themselves a skip across to South America: nothing better than music to convey its exuberant vitality- Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, and, of course, the incomparable Tango in all its ramifications.

The Ladystrings handle all these different styles with absolute professionality. But they wouldn't be true to themselves, would they not colour the programme with their fine and original sense of humour!

Concept: Ladystrings
Stage management: Wolfgang Kammer

 

Bei mir bist du schön

With this song the Ladies pay hommage to the sort of music which for them means "tayrer fun gelt" ("worth more than money"), as explained by the lyrics of this song. Love of music is not limited to one specific style. It includes classics as well as contemporaneous, heavenly Baroque as well as Heavy Metal- and all of this performed with a twinkle in the eye, and accentuated by optical variety.

Love of music is the connecting thread among the Ladies. Even if there is a dispute – as in "Divorce" by Fazil Say – they always return to harmony – without words – by ways of music.

Concept: Ladystrings
Stage management: Wolfgang Kammer

 

PLAYING WITH DADA – PRO-VOCATIONS

LADYSTRINGS & JO

Quartet compositions, Evergreens, Nevergreens and own arrangements. Excerpts from "Ursonate" of Kurt Schwitters (recited, performed and played), "Anna Blume", "Proclamation of the central office of Dada" and other texts are being combined musically and put on stage, made audible and visible at times simultaneously, or each one standing for itself.

Stage management and speaker: Hans-Joachim Mattke

 

Ladies' Christmas

With "Ladies Christmas" the Ladystrings put on a  programme suitable for the Advent- and Christmas season, which puts each listener into the right mood. Personal stories, poems and memories of Christmas alternating with well-loved classics (Bach, Handel), arrangements (Leroy Anderson) and swinging Christmal carols, or sing-along songs. The festively dressed Ladies are offering, with verve, virtuosity and loving humour, a programme full of surprises.

Concept: Charlotte Balle

 

DAS GIBT'S NUR EINMAL
(famous German popular song of the twenties)

A different type of concert: a baroque frame, much variety, the artist lady as a human being, and all that on the highest level. From "espressivo" via "grazioso" to "dolce" and "energico": all this music is played by passionate crossers of frontiers. The Ladystrings are enhancing with virtousity, mellowness and irony quartet literature of  baroque, classical and romantic times as well as Jazz, Rock and Pop of our days, and popular tunes from the twenties and thirties.

Dramaturgy: Andrea Haupt

 

LET'S GO – LADYSTRINGS MOBILE

The Ladystrings, mobile and active, are presenting a tearing and explosive mixture: a concert programme which, like the sportiest of cars, goes straight into the listeners'/spectators' hearts.
In this programme the Ladystrings again unfold the variety of their repertory and show their flexiblity of making music together. From Duet to quartet the journey touches the most various epochs and modes of stile.

 

CONCERT FOR CHILDREN "A QUARTET'S PRANKS"

"What is a string quartet? Do they play pranks?" (In German language a play on the homonyms "Streicher" and "Streiche"). Maybe. We know for certain that there is music by old masters like Mozart and Haydn. But musicians of our days also write music and often compose for a string quartet. You would never imagine what sort of sounds can come from a violin or a violoncello! Be prepared for surprises! But if old compositions or modern ones- at times this concert becomes so inspiring that you will want to dance along. Let's go- movement and sounds of the public will be an important part of the concert.

Moderation: Christian Zech

 

Mini (mal) Bach

The famous English Car and the Great Master of Baroque – how does that match? This programme was put together specifically for the Music Festival Stuttgart of the International Bach Academy, with the purpose of enspiring friends of classical music in a setting atypical for a concert of this sort, as well as anyone attracted by the extraordinary location. This evening's programme is musically as diverse as the manycoloured variety of the Minis, beginning with Johann Sebastian Bach and ending .... Who knows where? Be ready for a surprise!

Concept: Charlotte Balle, Lisa Barry
Stage management: Wolfgang Kammer

 

We perform in the settings of business occasions, jubilees and weddings. If you are interested, please contact us directly for detailed proposals or cooperations.