A WORLD SYMPHONY
In 2020, we put all our energy into the biggest CD production in our orchestra’s history. Recorded in the most beautiful and best studios in Baden-Württemberg and Europe, we have not only put our heart and soul into it, but also the best recording technology of a fantastic audio team around Markus Born & Dennis Kopacz.
For this production we were able to record such diverse and fascinating singers as Jay Alexander, Abeer Nehme, Yasemine Sannino, Oksana Voytovich, Eve Leticia, Jerusalem Ilfu, Mohamad Habbal, Serkan Ates & Kandara Diebate. The result is a concept album comparable to the great 70’s albums of Pink Floyd, David Bowie and the Beatles.
It is a great honor for us that Universal Music MENA has released our album.
With this program, the “Orchestra of Cultures” gives us an overview of its first ten years and at the same time also an outlook on the future. Sacred works such as the “Ave Verum” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in an extraordinary arrangement by Adrian Werum are juxtaposed with cross-cultural symphonic pop songs such as “Sonbahar” and “Für mein neues Vaterland”.
Tenor Jay Alexander, who has lent his voice to the orchestra for many years, sets new artistic accents with Robert Schumann’s “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai.”
But Abeer Nehme, one of the most beautiful voices of the contemporary Orient, is also part of this world tour, as are Mohammad Habbal and the Philharmonia Chor Stuttgart with their fusion of the Arabic hymn “Mouteni” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. “Recorded in the Kleine Audiowelt Heidelberg and in the Hans Rosbaud Studios of the SWR in Baden-Baden, mastered by Christoph Stickel in Vienna, we were united on this CD – recording technology and art as we always imagined,” says Adrian Werum.