Release Concert: .22/22/09 Liederhalle Stuttgart Beethoven-Saal

With: Abeer Nehme, Jay Alexander, Mohamad Habbal, Yasemin Sannino, Oksana Voytovich, Kandara Diebate

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.


On Request

with crossover tenor Jay Alexander

An exciting crossover project:

The song cycle Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann for the first time with orchestra, and with the most exciting orchestra in the world to boot.

The Brazilian berimbau creates the spring colors, the dulcimer improvises pearly garlands and Adrian Werum enriches with his fragile piano playing.

Tenor Jay Alexander impresses not only with the brilliance of his voice, but also an ungalubious agility in dynamics and phrasing. Orchestrations: Adrian Werum


On Request

With: Christoph Dederichs, Zoe Straub, James Sbano, Lucius Wolter u.v.m

"NARZISS&GOLDMUND" is one of the most famous novels of Hermann Hesse, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936. Hermann Hesse is also the most translated author in the German language and thus known to a large audience worldwide.

Composer Adrian Werum has set this work to music and created the basis for a worldwide musical success of this work.Lyrical bases are taken not only from the novel, but also from the popular poems of Hesse, such as the step poem ( "und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne")

Catchy melodies and an overwhelming stage design, stars from musical and opera together with an international top creative team,all this is an unprecedented bundling of creative energies that will make our first project a sensational success on Broadway and in the subsequent international exploitation.

The first steps have already been taken:

An important excerpt from the play was performed by the Stuttgart "Orchestra of Cultures".


On Request

An interfaith crossover project: Spiritual texts and works form the basis of this new composition by Adrian Werum. Prayers and wisdom from Christianity, Buddhism & Islam enter into a wonderful union with Bach's chorales, Mozartian melodies and improvised parts from non-European musical cultures.