|Concert No. 3 in the “Music From Around the World” series|
Haris Iliadis, Conductor (Greece)
Stella Tsani, Violin (Greece)
The talented Greek conductor, Haris Iliadis (in his first performance in Israel) has concocted a unique musical fusion of Western classical sounds and original music by Greek composers – a blend of styles from the East and the West.
Our soloist, Stella Tsani, one of Greece's promising young violinists, has performed throughout Europe and has produced four CDs of classical works and authentic Greek works. She has won lucrative prizes in competitions, and is a member of the Greek Composers Association and the Greek Ensemble of Contemporary Music.
Marios Varvoglis: Suite “Pastorale” for String Orchestra
Manolis Kalomiris: Concertino for Violin and Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11
About the Greek composers:
Marios Varvoglis (1885-1967), a Greek composer born in Brussels who studied music at the beginning of the 20th century at the Paris Conservatory, established close ties with artistic circles that included the Modernist artists, the composer Ravel, the painter Modigliani (who also painted a portrait of the composer) and others. When he returned to Athens he taught music and was active as a music critic and a conductor. He was known for his liberal views that caused him to become entangled with the authorities. After World War II, he was imprisoned in a British prison camp. Although he belongs to the Greek musical school, his works reflect significant influences from his years in Paris.
Manolis Kalomiris (1882-1962), the Greek composer who founded the Greek National School of Music, studied piano and composition in Vienna and then worked as a piano teacher in the Ukraine until he returned to Athens. He was greatly influenced by Western classical music and modern composers from Germany and Russia, but also incorporated elements of Greek folk music into his works, such as Eastern melodies, Greek rhythms, poetry and myths. His orchestral music is characterized by rich and complex harmony. It is romantic music that deals with love and death.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 20:30
Monday, February 12, 2018, at 20:30
Beer-Sheva Performing Arts Center