Aegina International Music Festival returns with 8 music filled nights

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After last year’s postponement, due to the pandemic, the 15th International Music Festival of Aegina returns this August, with eight musical nights in the Courtyard of the Church of the Savior and the Beach of Aura.

From the 8th to the 28th of August, Greek and foreign artists will perform works by great composers of classical music, favorite arias, works inspired by Greece and its radiance, but also contemporary creations – Greek ballads and jazz music.

As the artistic director, Dora Bakopoulou, notes for this year’s event, “normally, we should have counted our 16th Festival this year”, but as we know, the times were horrible and unexpected. For us, the shock of canceling last year’s Festival, at the last minute, was great. Fear has taken over our lives. But today, we can say that we have won a great victory. Not the final one, but with faith, common sense and determination we will win this too! I was very hesitant about holding the 15th International Music Festival of Aegina 2021, but when I realized that people wanted it very much, they missed it and waited for it, I decided to do what I can to make it happen “.

The 15th Aegina Music Festival, in line with the extraordinary conditions of the time, has taken all the necessary measures against the spread of Covid 19 and follows absolutely all the relevant instructions for concerts in open spaces, as the organization points out.

Program

  • Wednesday, August  7th 2019 – Sotira ‘s Church

 “About Debussy”

Theodora Baka, mezzo soprano

Natalia Geraki, flute

Dionisis Malouchos, piano

Nikolas Tsalikis, piano

  1. DEBUSSY: Golliwogg’s cake-walk for solo piano (Dionisis Malouchos)
  2. FAURÉ: Rêve d’ amour (poetry: Victor Hugo) for voice and piano

                               Clair de lune (poetry: Paul Verlaine) for voice and piano

                               Au bord de l’ eau ( poetry : Sully Prudhomme) for voice and piano

                               Mandoline ( poetry : Paul Verlaine)for voice and piano

  1. BOULANGER: D‘ un Matin de Printemps for flute and piano
  2. RAVEL: Shéherazade , for voice and piano
  3.   Asie, 2. La flûte enchanteé, 3. L’ indifferent (poetry : Tristan Klingsor)
  1. RAVEL: Ma mère l’Oye piano suite for 4 hands
  2. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant: Lent
  3. Petit Poucet: Très modéré
  4. Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes: Mouvt de marche
  5. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête
  6. Le jardin féerique: Lent et grave
  7. SAINT-SAËNS: Romance in D flat for flute and piano op.37
  8. BIZET: Chant d‘ amour ( poetry : Alphonse de Lamartine) for voice and piano
  9. SATIE: Gnossienne αρ.1 for solo piano (Nikolas Tsalikis)
  10. SANCAN:    Sonatine for flute and piano
  11. DEBUSSY: Beau Soir for voice, flute and piano (4 hands)

Natalia Geraki flute – Dionisis Malouchos piano

Theodora Baka mezzo soprano – Nikolas Tsalikis piano

  • Thursday, August 8th 2019 – Sotira ‘s Church

Victoria Kiazimi, piano

Christofor Miroshnikoff, cello

George Kartelias, violin

  1. SCHUBERT: 4 lieder from “Winterreisse” transcription for cello
  2. RACHMANINOFF: “Vocalise” transcription for cello

P.I. TSCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50

                                   “In memory of a great artist”

Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai – Allegro giusto)

Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto

Variazione finale e coda

  • Friday, August 9th 2019  –  Sotira ‘s Church

Dora Bakopoulos, piano

Christofor Miroshnikoff, cello

George Kartelias, violin

  1. BRAHMS: Sonata for cello and piano, op. 38

Allegro ma non troppo

Allegretto quasi menuetto

Allegro

  1. van BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B flat major, op.97 (of the Archduke)

Allegro moderato

Scherzo (Allegro)

Andante cantabile ma però con moto – Poco piu adagio

Allegro moderato – Presto

  • Saturday, August 10th 2019 – Sotira’s Church

«Spiral» Jazz Trio

USA – Greece, jazz interplay

Spyros Manesis, piano

Arion Gyftakis, double bass

Anastasis Gouliaris, drums

  • Tuesday, August 13th 2019 – Sotira ‘s Church

Elena Maragkou, mezzo soprano

Marios Sarantidis, baritone

Eutixia Veniota, piano

  1. WOLF: Michelangelo –  Lieder

Wohl denk ich oft an mein vergangenes Leben

Alles endet, was entstehet

Fühlt meine Seele das ersehnte Licht

  1. BRAHMS: Dort in den Weiden Op.97, 4

Sonntag

Der Gang zum Liebchen

  1. SCHUMANN: So war die Sonne scheinet
  2. SCHUBERT: Der Fischer

                           Auf der Donau

Der Schiffer

  1. SCHUMANN: Herbstlied
  2. BRAHMS: Die Meere

Zigeunerlieder Op. 103

Vier Duette Op. 28

Es rauschet das Wasser       

  • Friday, August 16th 2019 – Sotira ’s Church

Tasis Christogianopoulos, voice

Dora Bakopoulos, piano

  1. SCHUMANN: The love of a poet, op.48 (poetry: H. Heine)

    Μ. HATZIDAKIS:    The circle of CNS (poetry: M. Xatzidakis)

Captain Michalis (based on N. Kazantzakis’ novel)

In memory of Kostas Galanis.

  • Saturday, August 17th 2019 – Sotira ‘s Church

Christina Basili, cello

Tzenia Manousaki, piano

Manos Kitsikopoulos, piano

CHICK KOREA:          Children Songs (Selections)

THE BEATLES:           Norwegian Wood (piano arrangement: Manos Kitsikopoulos)

  1. LISZT: Ballade no. 2, in B minor
  2. BARBER: Sonata op. 26, for piano

Allegro energico

Allegro vivace e leggero

Adagio mesto

Fuga: Allegro con spirito   (Manos Kitsikopoulos, piano)

  1. RACHMANINOFF: Sonata for Cello and Piano, op.19

Allegro Moderato

Allegro scherzando

Andante

Allegro mosso    (Christina Basili, cello – Jenia Manousaki, piano)

  • Friday, August 23rd 2019 – Sotira ‘s Church

Dans le jardin des Mélodies Françaises

Marilena Liakopoulou
, piano

Philippe Forget, tenor

Jenny Drivala, soprano

Dimitris Karamanolis, piano

  1. Saint Saëns:Pourquoi rester seulette

    C. 
    Saint Saëns :  La Cloche

    Cl. Debussy:        La belle au bois dormant

    Cl. 
    Debussy :       Trois Mélodies de Verlaine

                               I.   La mer est plus belle que la cathédrale,

    II.  Le son de cor

    III. L’échelonnement des haies

Cl. Debussy:        Fantoches

M. Ravel :            La Chanson de la Mariée

C. Saint Saëns :   Epithalame

F. Poulenc :         Quatre Poèmes de GApollinaire

                            I. L’ Anguille

                            II. Carte-postale

                            III.Avant le cinema

IV.1904

  1. MassenetOuvre tes yeux bleues

    J. 
    Massenet       Elle sen est allée

    J. Kosma:              Chansons de Prevert 

    I.  La pèche a la baleine

    II. Barbara

    III. L’orgue de la barbarie

    G. Bizet:              L’Adieu de l’Hôtesse Arabe

      L. Delibes:          Jours passés

    L. 
    Delibes:          Les Filles de Cadix

      E. Satie :             La Diva de lEmpire

                                 Je te veux

      B. Vian:               La complainte du progrès

      S. Gainsbourg:  La javanaise

      J.Massenet :      “Poems d’amour” ( No 6)
  • Saturday, August 24th 2019 – Small Theater “I. Molfesi”, Pacheiorachi

Kostis Theoscello

Vasilia Guilloteauvoice

Panagiotis Andreoglouaccordion

J.S.Bach:              Suite No. 4, in E flat major, for cello

  1. D. Scarlatti:       Sonata Κ 394 in E minor, transcription for accordion
  2. Gubaidulina: In croce 1979/1991 for cello and accordion

Cl. Monteverdi:   Lamento della Ninfa Madrigali Libro VIII 1638

  1. Vivaldi:  Sposa con disprezzata
  2. Scarlatti: Sonata K 380 in E major, transcription for accordion

G.F.Händel:         Credeto al mio dolore

  1. Scarlatti: Sonata Κ 159in C major, transcription for accordion
  2. Purcell: When I am laid in earth
  • Wednesday, August 28th 2019 – Sotira’s Church 28/8/2019

New Stars!

Daniele Pilkington Scimone (16 years old), piano

Christoforos Petridis (15 years old), violin

Maria Ellie Petridis (13 years old), cello

  1. PAGANINI: Solo Violin Caprice No.5 in A Minor, op.1
  2. de SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen (Gipsy Airs), op 20.
  3. SCHUMANN: Symphonic Etudes, for solo piano, op.13
  4. van BEETHOVEN: Trio for piano, violin and cello op.11

  • Saturday, August 31st 2019 – Avra Beach

Maria Farantouri –  Elli Paspala

and Katerina Polemi in concert

Takis Farazis  piano

David Lynch  saxophone, flute, percussion

A great celebration of the Greek Song,

dedicated to 
“Médecins du Monde”

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