Climate Change and Choral Music – a Workshop for the Future

15. September 2019, 9:00 bis 10:30 Uhr

Hannover Congress Centrum | Raum 8/10

This workshop, led by conductor Saul Zaks, offers the participants an interactive presentation on music and its potential impact on a global topic such as climate change. The workshop comprises rehearsing and performing works by three living Scandinavian composers: Bo Holten, Ola Gjeilo and Morten Lauridsen, and a visual confrontation with the global effects of climate change. The participants will be asked to join a discussion panel on the topic and discuss how music can address climate change, underline the importance of this topic and make an impact on public opinion. Saul Zaks will share his knowledge and international experience as a conductor, musician and artistic director. The participants of this workshop will discuss, gather viable ideas, share their experiences and last but not least perform music together. The workshop aims to foster the dialogue on climate change through choral music.


In Kooperation mit Concerts-Austria.




  • Saul Zaks

    Saul Zaks is an international conductor and mediator connecting people from different cultures and providing cross-cultural communication through music and the arts. Having been the conductor of numerous choirs and orchestras, Saul Zaks is also guest professor of universities in Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Cuba. He specializes in music from Latin America and has performed and recorded with, amongst others, Ramírez, Mercedes Sosa, Pablo Ziegler and Daniel Binelli, Pablo Mainetti, César Stroscio and Rodolfo Marcelo Zanetti. He has gained nominations for the Danish Grammy Award 2006 and for the Latin Grammy Award 2016. 2018 Saul Zaks was appointed Artistic Director for the SCL Festival in Vienna.

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