Three pianists and a piano

Composer Portrait: Giorgos Koumendakis

Composer portrait

23 Feb 201221:00Upper Stage
18 € | Concs 10 €
Three pianists will play a section from Koumendakis' work Messogios Erimos [Mediterranean Desert] plus a classical piece of their own choosing whose style is somehow analogous.
Three pianists –Alexandra Papastefanou, Lorenda Ramou and Giorgos Konstandinou– will play a section from Messogios Erimos [Mediterranean Desert] plus a classical piece of their own choosing whose style is somehow analogous (Alexander Scriabin, Leoš Janáček, J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel). The concert will end with the world première of the composer's work A cricket in the blackbird's gorge, for three pianists on a single piano, written especially for the concert.

Messogios Erimos (1998-2000), a work for solo piano, was commissioned by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and consists of 24 pieces which draw on the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean for their content.
Piano: Alexandra Papastefanou, Lorenda Ramou & Giorgos Konstandinou
Video installation & performance: Petros Touloudis
Soundscapes: Tim Ward

PROGRAMME

Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata no. 9, op. 68, Black Mass (1912-1913)

Giorgos Koumendakis
Messogios Erimos [Mediterranean Desert, 1998-2000]

Piano: Giorgos Konstandinou

Leoš Janáček
In the Mists (1912)

Giorgos Koumendakis
Messogios Erimos

Intermission

Giorgos Koumendakis
Three Mediterranenan Herbs

Piano improvisation based on Three Herbs
Video installation & performance: Petros Touloudis
Soundscapes: Tim Ward
Based on Giannis Varveris' poem Piano at the Bottom of the Sea

Piano: Lorenda Ramou
Poem reading: K. Vita

Giorgos Koumendakis
Messogios Erimos

Maurice Ravel
Miroirs (extracts)
“Oiseaux tristes”
“Noctuelles”

Bach-Busoni
2 Orgel-Choralvorspiele
„Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland“
„Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein“

Piano: Alexandra Papastefanou

Giorgos Koumendakis
A Cricket in the Blackbird's Gorge (2012)
for three pianists on a piano
World premiere
Piano: Alexandra Papastefanou, Lorenda Ramou & Giorgos Konstandinou
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