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11-19 August 2022

Homer’s epos of Odysseus and his journey back home to Ithaka is a tale as old as time. We all know the story that stands for the greatness of human endurance, strength and ingenuity. The mindset of never giving up and overcoming all adversity and even godly obstacles is the basis of this story, but its message is relatable to the most current of events.

With this theme, we want to highlight the journey that people embark on in the most difficult and unpredictable of circumstances in hope for a better tomorrow. Whether that journey is literal or emotional, human life is a series of journeys filled with experiences that shape our identity.

Programme

16.08

Return

21:00

  • Thomas Simaku
    Albanian Folk Song “My Beautiful Morea”
    Arranged for clarinet and guitar by Thomas Simaku
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar
    Sebastian Manz, clarinet

 

  • Max Reger
    Das Agnus Dei [The lamb of God], Op. 138, No. 6 from Acht geistliche Gesänge [Eight sacred songs]
    Arranged for clarinet and string quartet by Sebastian Manz
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello

 

  • Joaquín Rodrigo
    Tres pequeñas piezas [Three small pieces] for Guitar Solo
    1. Ya se van los pastores
    2. Por caminos de Santiago
    3. Pequeña sevillana
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar 

 

  • Max Reger
    Nachtlied [Evening song] Op. 138, No. 3 from Acht geistliche Gesänge [Eight sacred songs]
    Arranged for clarinet and string quartet by Sebastian Manz
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello

 

  • Johannes Brahms
    Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
    1. Allegro non troppo
    2. Andante, un poco adagio
    3. Scherzo. Allegro-Trio
    4. Finale. Poco sostenuto-Allegro non troppo
  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello
    Kiveli Dörken, piano 
17.08

Wanderings

12:00

  • Zoltán Kodály
    Esti dal [Evening song]
    Arranged for clarinet quintet by Sebastian Manz
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello

 

  • Sofia Gubaidulina
    Serenade for Guitar Solo 
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar 

 

  • Arcangelo Corelli
    Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 12, “La Folia” Variations
    Arranged for guitar and cello by Valter Dešpalj
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

 

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    3. Menuetto
    4. Allegretto con variazioni
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Byol Kang, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello
17.08

Trials

21:00

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Les Cyclopes from Pièces de clavecin [Works for harpsichord]
  • Kiveli Dörken, piano

 

  • Claude Debussy
    Sirènes (Sirens) from Trois nocturnes
    Arranged for piano solo by Gustave Samazeuilh
  • Danae Dörken, piano

 

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
    1. Prelude
    2. Scherzo 
  • Byol Kang, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello
    Benedict Klöckner, cello

 

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante scherzando
    3. Adagio e lento
    4. Allegro molto vivace
  • Antje Weithaas, violin
    Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello 
18.08

Young People’s Concert

Transformations

19:00

18.08

Penelope

21:00

  • Antonio Caldara
    Come raggio di sol [Like a sunbeam]
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sei du mein Trost [Βe my comfort], K. 391
    Alessandro Scarlatti
    Già il sole dal Gange [The sun over the Ganges] from L’ honestà negli amori [Honesty in love affairs]
    Franz  Schubert
    Gretchen am Spinnrade [Gretchen at the spinning wheel], D. 118
    Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Lied der Mignon) [Only he who knows longing (Mignon’s song)],  D. 877, No. 4 
  • Danae Kontora, soprano
    Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano

 

  • Johann Kaspar Mertz
    An Malvina [To Malvina] for Guitar Solo from Bardenklänge [Bardic \ sounds], Op. 13 
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar

 

  • Richard Strauss
    Die Nacht [Night], Op. 10, No. 3
    Amor [Cupid], Op. 68, No. 5
    Morgen [Tomorrow], Op. 27, No. 4
    Claude Debussy
    Apparition
    Henri Duparc
    Lamento
    Chanson triste [Song of sadness] 
  • Danae Kontora, soprano
    Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano

 

  • Eibhlís Farrell
    Penelope Weaving for Viola Solo
  • Sindy Mohamed, viola

 

  • Attik
    Apo mesa pethamenos [Dead from the inside]
    Michalis Sougioul
    As erhosoun gia ligo [If you could come for a while] 
  • Danae Kontora, soprano
    Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano
19.08

Ithaca

21:00

  • Franz Schubert
    Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Andante, un poco mosso
    3. Scherzo. Allegro-Trio
    4. Rondo. Allegro vivace
  • Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Benedict Klöckner, cello
    Danae Dörken, piano

 

  • Costas Mantzoros, Nickos Harizanos
    Ithaca (world premiere)
    Work for actor / narrator, string trio and prerecorded material
    Actor / Narrator: Giorgos Giannarakos
  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello

 

  • Arnold Schönberg
    Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured night], Op. 4 
  • Antje Weithaas, violin
    Byol Kang, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

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