Music Connects the OCC and the Panteion University, Vol. 3 / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Music Connects the OCC and the Panteion University, Vol. 3

JAN-FEB 2018
Panteion University
For the third time, the music bridge over Syngrou Avenue connects the OCC and Panteion University with three concerts which daringly spotlight both unusual instrumental combinations and contemporary Greek compositions.
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For the third consecutive year, the OCC and Panteion University build "a music bridge over Syngrou Avenue" and share their interest in contemporary culture and the sounds of our era. Supported by the OCC's know-how and networking, the students studying “Culture and Cultural Management” in Panteion’s Department of Communication, Media and Culture have undertaken to promote the concert series in close collaboration with the musicians. The programme has been co-curated by the two institutions.

The concerts in this year's season focus on unusual combinations of instruments and contemporary Greek composition. They feature: a double bass centre stage in an international compositional panorama; a violin-cello-bayan trio which will transport us into uniquely Slavic territory, and four musicians "from the edge of the world" performing works for saxophone quartet by Greek composers from different generations. New works were written for the series by Kornelios Selamsis, with one eye fixed on Xenakis' emblematic Theraps, and by Thanasis Deligiannis.

The Greek premières of works by George Aperghis and Stratis Minakakis will be performed alongside repertoire works by Michalis Adamis and George Koumentakis. Finally, Nikos Stavropoulos' Topophilia provides the stimulus for a discussion on the dialogue between composers active today and the work of Iannis Xenakis.


Project Head: Lorenda Ramou
Professor in charge, Panteion University: Andromachi Gazi

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Concert Programme

Wednesday 24 January 2018
19:00 | Nikos Stavropoulos, Topophilia for electronics 
Discussion with the composers Nikos Stavropoulos and Kornelios Selamsis 
20:30 | Double bass recital
Nikos Tsoukalas double bass
Nelly Mavroidi: soprano
Kostas Karitzis: violin
Tim Ward: electronics
Iannis Xenakis, Theraps for solo double bass
Beat Furrer, Lotofagos for double bass and soprano
Kaija Saariaho, Folia for double bass and electronics
Stefano Scodanibbio, Alisei for solo double bass
Isang Yun, Together for double bass and violin
Kornelios Selamsis, New work
Wednesday 31 January 2018
Greta Papa: violin
Vasilis Saitis: cello
Konstantinos Raptis: bayan
Thanassis Deligiannis, New work for violin, cello and bayan
Kirill Volkov, Stichera for cello and bayan
Peteris Vasks, Plainscapes for mixed choir, violin and cello, adapted by Konstantinos Raptis for violin, cello and bayan
Bohuslav Martinu, Duo no. 2, H. 371 for violin and cello
Sofia Gubaidulina, Silenzio for violin, cello and bayan
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Ensemble du Bout du Monde, saxophone quartet
Quentin Darricau, Don-Paul Kahl, Noa Mick and Kay Zhang
Iannis Xenakis, XAS (1987)
Stratis Minakakis, Ta entos (2006)
George Aperghis, Signaux (1978) - Greek première
Michael Adamis, Evymnon (1998)
Giorgos Koumentakis, Typewriter Tune (2006)

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