Ode to the Earth

October 31, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Braunschweig State Theater

Featuring two popular classics, Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony Pastorale and Bedřich Smetana's Moldau, the Staatsorchester Braunschweig (Braunschweig State Orchestra) will perform its first climate concert on the large stage of the State Theater on Reformation Day.

The juxtaposition of prosperous and beautiful nature in the Pastorale and Moldau contrasted with views of climate change via live images of the earth from the International Space Station and texts from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is intended to make it clear: nature, as Beethoven and Smetana found it, is being destroyed more and more rapidly.

How do we deal with the tragedy when the musical scene by the creek remains only as a mere reminder of an ideal world? How do we feel when entire rivers and lakes dry up in summer droughts? And how is it possible to not only to know and recognize, but also to take action for a sustainable society and the protection of our climate?

Let yourself be enchanted and motivated by the Staatsorchester Braunschweig and two of the most popular masterpieces of classical romanticism. Everyone can contribute something to ensure that our earth remains a healthy planet worth living on for future generations.


Beethoven Symphony No. 6 Pastorale
Smetana Vlatava (Moldova)

Srba Dinic, conductor
Staatsorchester Braunschweig

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