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Consonances 2019 | East Meets West


"EAST MEETS WEST" BY PIANO FOR TWO
IT’S THE FIFTH TIME THAT THE ONASSIS SCHOLARS’ ASSOCIATION ORGANIZES THE “CONSONANCES” MUSIC PERFORMANCE. DIFFERENT MUSIC CULTURES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, MEET IN A KALEIDOSCOPIC BROAD RANGE PROGRAM.

Piano for Two, the piano duo, present a program of works for four hands and two from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Covering a broad range of combinatory styles, the music acts as a kaleidoscope in which different cultures meet and are transformed in the imaginations of its creators.

Starting out with some of Brahms’ and Grieg’s most popular works, based on Hungarian gypsy music and Norwegian traditional music respectively, the concert continues with two pieces inspired by the soundworld of the Far East, specifically the Zen aesthetic of Japan (T. Yoshumatsu) and the harmonic simplicity of Chinese music (through the eyes of the minimalist American composer, John Adams). The recital ends with the dramatically virtuosic “Let’s play a duet” by the Japanese composer T. Moriyama (b.1975).

Program
Edvard Grieg: “Wedding day at Troldhaugen” (1886)
Edvard Grieg: “4 Norwegian Dances” (1880)
Johannes Brahms: “Hungarian dances” (1st book) (1869)
John Adams: “China Gates” (1986) – solo: C. Sakellaridis
Takeshi Yoshimatsu: “Pleiades Dances VIII” (2000)
T. Yoshimatsu: “Regulus Circuit” (1978) – solo: Beata Pincetić
Tomohiro Moriyama: “Let’s Play a Duet” (2014)

Free admission with entrance tickets