Music Connects the OCC and the Panteion University, Vol. 2
Two neighbouring institutions, the Onassis Cultural Centre and Panteion University, collaborate for the second time on a cycle of contemporary music concerts. This collaboration aims to highlight the selective affinity between sounds of the ‘present’ and the past.
For the second consecutive year, the Onassis Cultural Centre and Panteion University eradicate the boundary between them, set by Syngrou Avenue. Together, they share their common interest for culture. Focused on contemporary music, this musical bridge will consist of a series of three concerts.
Supported by the know-how and communication network of OCC, students of "Culture and Cultural Management" of the Department of Communication, Media, and Culture at Panteion University are in charge of promoting the concerts, in close collaboration with the musicians involved. Teams from both institutions will supervise this programme.
Young and mostly up-and-coming performers present works that are connected through a shared musical environment, as well as works that create (yet) another bridge between the centuries separating them. There will be a homage to György Kurtág in light of his ninetieth birthday (b. 1926). Τhe work of the Hungarian composer is, to a great extent, characterized by an open dialogue with the repertory of all musical periods. Some of his most important "interlocutors" include György Ligeti, Anton Webern, and J.S. Bach, works of whom will also be performed.
The programme’s eclectic affinities also include Nikos Skalkottas vis-à-vis his contemporary Erwin Schulhoff, as well as Hans Werner Henze and Rodney Sharman with regard to the work of Richard Wagner. Also special is the pairing of literature and music – medieval and contemporary – in the concert titled Laborinthus.
creditsProject Leader: Lorenda Ramou
Professor in Charge, Panteion University: Andromachi Gazi
Technical Support, Panteion University: Stavros Kaperonis
read moreConcerts Programme
Wednesday, 25 January
String Quartet Selini
Νadja and Ljuba Kalmykova: violins
Chia-Chun Hsiao: viola
Lucia Loulaki: cello
Works by Erwin Schulhoff, Nikos Skalkottas, Anton Webern, György Kurtág, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Wednesday, 8 February
Michael Heupel: cello
Works by Efi Markoulaki, Miklós Rózsa, Krzysztof Penderecki, György Kurtág, and György Ligeti
Kristin Sofroniou: piano
Works by György Kurtág, George Rochberg, J.S. Bach, Ηans Werner Henze, Rodney Sharman, and Richard Wagner
Wednesday, 15 February
Irene Coticchio: recitation and vocal improvisation
Periklis Liakakis: composition and live electronics
Dimitris Kountouras: recorder, traverso, and conception
Works by Guillaume de Machaut, Ryohei Hirose, and Periklis Liakakis
Texts by Jorge Luis Borges and Edoardo Sanguineti