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"Pierrot Lunaire" by Arnold Schönberg

2-3 ΑPR 2016
21:00
Upper Stage
On 3 APR documentary screening. Free entrance.*
Arnold Schoenberg’s most famous work and a touchstone of musical modernism, “Pierrot Lunaire” has been turned into music theatre production by the combined forces of the dissonArt ensemble, composer Dimitris Maronidis and director Alexandros Efklidis.
Full price: 18 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €  
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €
Pierrot Lunaire (1912), the first atonal masterpiece from the father of the twelve-tone technique, Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), is transformed here into a piece of music theatre. The vocally demanding role of Pierrot is performed by Frauke Aulbert, a singer the international Press has dubbed the “Queen of avant-garde”.
 
On a set inspired by Man’s efforts to commune with the universe, musicians and stage performers execute minor rituals which they hope will bring them closer to the unknown to which they aspire. Making use of the innate theatricality of the 21 poems by Albert Giraud which Schoenberg set to music, the production brings together Schoenberg’s historic avant-garde, contemporary psychoacoustics, the moon-dreams of the post-Romantic Pierrot, and the bleakness of the world after the conquest of the Moon.
 
The production is directed by Alexandros Efklidis, an artist with a distinct aesthetic and significant achievements to his name in the sphere of music theatre: “In the original, the musings of the moon-struck Pierrot provide the pretext for an on-stage parable revolving around the concept of the avant-garde and the rhetoric of the end with which the avant-garde is always closely linked”.
 
The dissonArt ensemble is one of the leading contemporary music groups in Greece. Based in Thessaloniki,  its members travel freely around Europe to wherever the heart of the new music beats.

credits

Soprano: Frauke Aulbert
dissonArt ensemble: Theodoros Patsalidis, Jannis Anissegos, Alexandros Stavridis, Lenio Liatsou, Vassilis Saitis
Electronics: Dimitris Maronidis
Direction:  Alexandros Efklidis
Set design: Yiannis Katranitsas

PARALLEL EVENTS
Saturday 2 April
After concert talk with dissonArt ensemble
Chaired by Christos Carras, General Director and Artistic Director of Music at the OCC.

Sunday 3 April
Workshop with dissonArt ensemble

*On Sunday 3 April at 18:30 documentary screening "Interpreting Pierrot Lunaire" directed by Stéphane Gatti, with Greek subtitles.

The screening will be introduced by Jean Paul Olive, professor of musicology at the University Paris 8 and curator of the series. The talk will be in French with simultaneous translation.
PARALLEL EVENTS

3 Apr 2016

12:00
Free admission

ADULTS

Workshop with the dissonArt ensemble Reading session for new works

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Full price: 15 € / 7 € Wednesday
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Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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People with disabilities: 4 € -
Companions: 5 €
Unemployed: 4 €

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Reduced & Small groups
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Large groups (10+ people):
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People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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Full price: 18 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 14 €
Large groups (10+ people): 12€
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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