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Athens Camerata on Period Instruments

Encounters VI: Koukos/ Koumendakis/ Papadimitriou and Lully/ Rameau/ Gluck

22 April 2012
20:30
Main Stage
Three impressive dance suites from baroque operas alternating with première of new works from three leading Greek composers.
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €
The Camerata brings the musical past and present together in a unique programme combining outgoing baroque ballet music from operas staged in the fairytale Paris of the 18th century with music by three leading Greek composers of today. Periklis Koukos, Giorgos Koumentakis and Dimitris Papadimitriou have written three works especially for the Camerata’s period instruments, which the ensemble will be premiering tonight. The distinctive qualities of period instruments, their limitations and their strengths, motivated the composers to explore new timbres and combinations.

But it is not just the tone colours that make this music new, it is also our newly-rediscovered knowledge of the style and practices of the past which opens up new horizons in performance as well as making it possible for composers to explore a new sonic field beyond that of the contemporary mainstream orchestra. One cannot help but wonder how Lully, Rameau and Gluck would react, if they heard music written in the future played on the instruments of their own time?

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Orchestra Conductor: George Petrou

PROGRAMME

Jean Baptiste Lully
Ballet suite from the opera Phaëton

Giorgos Koumendakis
Five more steps until you fall asleep
for orchestra on period instruments *

Jean Philippe Rameau
Ballet suite from the opera Les Indes Galantes

Dimitris Papadimitriou
Masks *

Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ballet suite from the opera Ιphigenie en Aulide

Periklis Koukos
The Game of the Shades (from the opera-ballet Midnight Summer Dream) *
Soloist: Nikos Spanos - counter-tenor

* world premiere
PARALLEL EVENTS

20 Dec 2011 - 22 Apr 2012

10:30 Main Stage
5 € per student

SCHOOLS

Open dress rehearsals Camerata on period instruments

RELEVANT EVENTS

27 Mar 2012

20:30 Main Stage
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs. 10 - 15 €

MUSIC

Athens Camerata on Period Instruments Encounters V: Vienna's miracle of the 1800's

11 Mar 2012

20:30 Main Stage
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €

MUSIC

Orchestra of Colours Composer Portrait: Giorgos Koumendakis

23 Jan 2012

20:30 Main Stage
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €

MUSIC

Athens Camerata on Period Instruments Encounters IV: Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and John Corigliano's "The Red Violin"

4 - 5 Jan 2012

20:30 Main Stage
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €

DANCE

Athens Camerata on Period Instruments Encounters III: Griffon dance company / Beethoven "Prometheus" and 7th Symphony

20 Dec 2011

20:30 Main Stage
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €

MUSIC

Athens Camerata on Period Instruments Encounters II: Handel's "Messiah"

6 Nov 2011

20:30 Main Stage
40 - 80 - 100 €
Concs 15 €

MUSIC

Athens Camerata on Period Instruments Encounters I: Max-Emanuel Cencic / Handel and Vivaldi