Art SpacePythagorion

August 7 – 13, 2014

Around the World in Seven Days

We would like to welcome you in the beautiful ancient theatre of Pythagorion, where 2500 years ago Pythagoras has laced the laws of Music and Physics. This year again we will have the chance to connect contradictions and contrasts. You will hear classical Music and Jazz, Opera, Tangos and a percussion solo. Experience famous established musicians and young talents, at the beginning of a promising profession, from all over the world. Here in Samos, within sight of the formal edge of Orient and Occident, we would like to overcome borders and build bridges over national and musical borders, bringing together the established and the new. Music connects people across cultural, religious and linguistic border like no other. Join us on an exciting musical journey around the world in seven days.
- Daniel Nodel, Artistic Director

Thursday, August 7, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

Manhattan School of Music - New York City
www.msmnyc.edu

 

Willanny Darias - Cuba/USA

piano - solo concert

 

Robert Schumann (b.1810 - d.1856, Germany)

Symphonic Etudes cis-moll Op. 13 (first edition from 1837)

Thema: Andante
I. Un poco più vivo
II. Moderato
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro energico
V. Scherzando
VI. Agitato
VII. Allegro molto
VIII. Grave
IX. Presto possibile
X.
XI. Con espressione
XII. Allegro brillante

Isaac Albéniz (b.1860, Spain - d.1909, France)

El Albaicín (from Suite Iberia)

José María Vitier (b. 1954, Cuba)

Danza de Fin de Siglo, Juego de Muchachos (danza)

Tania León (b. 1943, Cuba)

Momentum (1984)

Ernesto Lecuona (b. 1895, Cuba - d.1963, Spain)

Ante El Escorial, En Tres Por Cuatro (Danza)

INTERMISSION

Guy Mintus (Israel/USA)

Klavier - Solo Konzert

The Mediterranean Piano
The Music of Greece, Turkey and Israel in rare Piano Interpretations and Re-Imaginations

What started as a personal research endeavor has led to a journey of discovery. Discovery of some profoundly rich cultures, of an incredibly complicated history and of a fine line tightly connecting these 3 nations. This journey has encompassed the stories of many musical heroes and styles; from Rebetiko - the Greek Blues, to Ottoman music from the Sultan's courtyard, through Roza Eskenazi, the Greek Jewish singer from Istanbul, to Israeli cultural icons such as Yehuda Poliker, Arik Einstein and many more.

One of the most fascinating manifestations to those inner connections are the dozens, if not hundreds, of "shared" melodies that have been passed around the area along the years. Be it from the Jewish Synagogue to the "Teke" of Thessaloniki or from Istanbul's Coffee houses to the Israeli Radio, gaining new lyrics and meanings at each time and place. The raw sense of human emotion that exists in these melodies is remarkable and reveals a strong message of unity between the 3 cultures.

Never have I realized how sadly relevant this message would be in the context of the horrifying reality of Summer 2014, Israel. I certainly didn't imagine that the concert would be born into such circumstance. But, it is especially at such moments that I firmly believe in music's ability to make a positive contribution. With it's transformative power, music can at the least offer our soul a well-needed momentarily relief or at most, help us all imagine reality as it could have been, and as it hopefully will be one day soon. On that regard, I'm suggesting my humble contribution in that area and warmly welcome you to join me on this one hour journey that it's intention is to bring us closer – closer to whatever it is we need to be closer to.

With much love and hope,

Guy Mintus.

 

Guy Mintus

Waking Fragility

 

- Selections from Ottoman Classical Music: -

Refik Talat Alpman

Hicâz Saz Semâî

Haydar Tatlıyay

Acemaşiran Longa

Guy Mintus

Reflections 1 (a fully improvised musical commentary)

 

- Selections from Rembetiko & Greek Folk: -

Guy Mintus

Reflections 2

Shalom Chanoch

Israeli Song - Children of Life

Guy Mintus

A Fantasy over Greek, Turkish & Israeli themes

Friday, August 8, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

Trio (Germany, Korea, Turkey)

Silke Avenhaus (piano), Jeyhe Lee (violin) and Dorukhan Doruk (cello)

 

www.silke-avenhaus.de
www.dorukhandoruk.com

 

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Op. 49, Trio in d-Moll
I. Molto allegro ed agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Youngjo Lee

Honzanori for solo violin

Fazil Say

Op. 41, Sonata for Cello and Piano: "Four Cities"
Sivas
Hopa
Ankara
Bodrum

INTERMISSION

Wilfried Hiller:

The composer will introduce his work personally.

GEMINI - Wurrawarra, der tasmanische Tiger
ARA - Die Perle von Chrysomilea
ERIDANUS - Fluss der Tränen
TAURUS - Der verliebte Stier
from "Buch der Sterne"

Maurice Ravel

piano-trio
Modéré
Pantoum (Assez vif)
Passacaille (Très large)
Final (Animé)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

Vivi Vassileva - Germany/Bulgaria

percussion - solo concert

 

 

program:

Oriol Cruixent

Marimba Moksha

marimba

Alexej Gerasimez

Asventuras

snare drum

N. J. Zivkovic

Ilijas

marimba

Klaus Hinrich Stahmer

Erinnerungen an einen Holzsammler

frame drum

Avner Dorman

Eurasia (aus Frozen in Time)

vibraphone

Joseph Schwantner

Velocities

marimba

INTERMISSION

Bruce Hamilton

Interzones

vibraphone and tape

Eric Sammut

Hombre d'Aout

marimba

N. J. Zivkovic

Ultimatum I

marimba

Sunday, August 10, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

Trio (Argentina, Hungary)

José Gallardo (piano), Barnabás Kelemen (violin) und Katalin Kokas (violin).

 

Béla Bartók

Duos, Sz. 98
Sonata for violin and piano No. 2, Sz. 76
I. Molto moderato
II. Allegretto

Maurice Ravel

Tzigane

Pablo de Sarasate

Navarra

Pause

Argentinian Tangos

Monday, August 11, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

Mulo Francel & Friends - Germany & Austria
Jazz ensemble

www.mulofrancel.de

Jazz ensemble with Mulo Francel (saxophone, bass clarinet), David Gazarov (piano), Sven Faller (contrabass) and Robert Kainar (percussion)

Playing from their 2012 album Escape:

Escape ist eine musikalische Aufforderung: Schlüpfen Sie zwischen den Maschen der gängigen Muster hindurch, schieben Sie den Vorhang der Alltagsberieselung beiseite, wagen Sie einen Blick dahinter, haben Sie Mut zur Eskapade!

Der Saxophonist Mulo Francel entfesselt die Sinne mit seinen Liedern, Eigenkompositionen und waghalsigen Improvisationen. Seine Musik ist freimütig und kraftvoll und schöpft doch aus der uralten Bandbreite menschlicher Gefühlswelt: von sehnsuchtsvoller Melancholie bis hin zu packender Abenteuerlust. Instrumentale Tonfabeln, die sich aus anregenden Reisen und Begegnungen mit außergewöhnlichen Menschen speisen. Sein extravaganter Sound „wie Samt und Seide" (Abendzeitung) wird als „derzeit sinnlichster Saxophon-Ton Europas" (Kulturnews) gefeiert. Mulo Francel, der kreative Wirbelwind von Quadro Nuevo, spielt in einer hochkarätigen Besetzung seine Kompositionen und Lieblingsstücke: gefühlvolle Balladen, feurige Latin-Grooves, kubanische Walzer, seinen Weltmusik-Hit „Die Reise nach Batumi" und sicher auch eines seiner kuriosen Gewürzlieder.
Dies alles transformiert in einen lässig swingenden Kontext mit viel Raum für Kreativität und energetische Höhenflüge.

Mulo Francel ist mit seinen Ensembles seit vielen Jahren auf den Bühnen dieser Welt zuhause: von Europa bis Kanada, Malaysia bis Mexiko, vom Balkan bis in die New Yorker Carnegie Hall. In den Jahren 2010 und 2011 erhielt er mit Quadro Nuevo den ECHO Jazz als bester Live Act und wurde so mit dem höchsten deutschen Musikpreis ausgezeichnet.

Für die Erfüllung seines lang gehegten Wunsches lädt sich der Saxophonist den aus Baku am kaspischen Meer stammenden hochvirtuosen Pianisten David Gazarov ein, der in der internationalen Klassik- und Jazzszene als absolute Ausnahmeerscheinung gilt.
Sven Faller am ideenreich und wendig intonierten Kontrabass feiert mit seinem Trio 11 große Erfolge und Robert Kainar - mal sensibel, mal druckvoll agierend - ist einer der inspiriertesten Drummer der europäischen Musiklandschaft.

Mulo Francel: „Zum ersten Mal spiele ich meine Lieder in dieser spannenden Instrumental-Besetzung. Das ist ganz persönlich eine große Freude und Aufregung!"

Das aktuelle Album Mulo Francel: Escape erschien im Oktober 2012.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

David Gazarov (Germany)

World-famous Jazz legend David Gazarov will give a concert in two halfs, playing various Jazz improvisations on piano.

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

beginning 8.30 p.m.

Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera (Germany)
Elsa Benoit, Yulia Sokolik, Matthew Grills, Leonard Bernad, Joshua Stewart and Naomi Schmidt on piano

Mozart: Così fan tuttePrenderò quell brunettino
Ah scostati … Smanie implacabili
Soave sia il vento
Un’aura amorosa
A guarda sorella

Gounod: Roméo et JulietteJe veux vivre dans le rêve
Ah, lève-toi soleil
Ange adorable
Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle
Dieu qui fit
INTERMISSIONVerdi: Questa o quella (from Rigoletto)
Rossini: Una voce poco fà (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Puccini: Recondita armonia (from Tosca)
Rossini: La calunnia (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Verdi: La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)
Donizetti: La fille du régimentLa voilà... Au bruit
A mes amis... Pour mon âme
Il faut partir
Tous les trois réunis