Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library

27–30 September 2022, 8:30pm

Cotsen Hall
9 Anapiron Polemou Street, Kolonaki, tel.: 210-72.10.536

Free admission with priority vouchers, available at the venue 1 hour before each concert

 

 

 

Curtis on Tour, The Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music returns to Athens, where Curtis students, faculty, and alumni have appeared annually since 2015. Four unique concerts at Cotsen Hall, the auditorium of  the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, are presented by the Schwarz Foundation and the Gennadius Library of the ASCSA, under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Greece.

For more than 10 years, Curtis on Tour artists and ensembles have delighted audiences around the globe with performances that are “exhilarating from beginning to end” (The Washington Post). “One of the world’s finest music academies” (BBC Culture), the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Grounded in the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, tours feature extraordinary emerging artists alongside celebrated alumni.

The festival of concerts at the Gennadius Library includes four compelling programs – from a delightful concert of opera and song to chamber music favorites, such as Brahms’s thrilling piano quartet in g minor. A highlight of this year’s festival is a newly commissioned work by Richard Danielpour entitled Canti della Natura (Songs of Nature). These exciting new songs set sonnets penned by Antonio Vivaldi, which were written to accompany his own Le quattro stagioni (Four Seasons). All four concerts in Cotsen Hall will be broadcast live.

 

ARTISTS

Elena Perroni, soprano

Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Andrea Obiso, violin

Haesue Lee, viola

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Miloš Repický, piano

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

The tour continues in October to Berlin, Germany (Konzerthaus Berlin), Vercelli, Italy (Salone Dugentesco), Alicante, Spain (Auditori Teulada Moraira) and Madrid, Spain (Fundación Juan March).

ARTISTS

  • Elena Perroni, soprano
  • Joseph Tancredi, tenor
  • Andrea Obiso, violin
  • Haesue Lee, viola
  • Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello
  • Miloš Repický,piano
  • Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

The tour continues in October to Berlin, Germany (Konzerthaus Berlin), Vercelli, Italy (Salone Dugentesco), Alicante, Spain (Auditori Teulada Moraira) and Madrid, Spain (Fundación Juan March).

 

PROGRAM

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, KV332

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro Assai

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

 

From Jewish Life

Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)

I. Prayer

II. Supplication

III. Jewish Song

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

 

Sonata for Cello and Piano, L.135

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

II. Sérénade: Modérément animé

III. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

 

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

II. Un poco presto e con sentimento

III. Presto agitato

Andrea Obiso, violin

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

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Wednesday, 28 September 2022

 

From Canciones Clásicas Españolas

Fernando Obradors (1897-1945)

La mi sola, Laureola

Corazón porque pasais?

Del Cabello más sutil

Chiquitita, la Novia

Elena Perroni, soprano

Miloš Repický,piano

 

Heimliche Aufforderung Op.27, No.3

Zueignung Op.10, No.1

Schön sind die Himmelssterne Op. 19, No.3

Cäcilie Op. 27, no.2

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Miloš Repický,piano

 

"Glück das mir verblieb" from Die tote Stadt  

Erich Korngold (1897-1957)

Elena Perroni, soprano

Miloš Repický,piano

 

"Lippen Schweigen" from Die lustige Witwe  

Franz Lehár (1870-1948)

Elena Perroni, soprano

Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Miloš Repický,piano

 

“Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss” from Giuditta

Franz Lehár (1870-1948)

Elena Perroni, soprano

Miloš Repický,piano

 

"Di rigori armato il seno" from Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Miloš Repický,piano

 

"O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Elena Perroni, soprano

Miloš Repický,piano

 

"Signor né prinicipe... É il sol dell'anima" from Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Elena Perroni, soprano

Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Miloš Repický,piano

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2022

 

String Trio in B-flat major, D.471

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

I. Allegro

II. Andante sostenuto (fragment)

Andrea Obiso, violin

Haesue Lee, viola

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

 

Canti Della Natura (“Songs of Nature”)

Richard Danielpour (b. 1956)

* commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music

Estate

Autunno

Inverno

Primavera

Elena Perroni, soprano

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

 

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478,

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

I. Allegro II. Andante III. Rondo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Andrea Obiso, violin

Haesue Lee, viola

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

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Friday, 30 September 2022

Mozart-Adagio for violin, cello and piano

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Andrea Obiso, violin

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Miloš Repický,piano

 

La mort du nombre

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Elena Perroni, soprano

Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Andrea Obiso, violin

Miloš Repický,piano

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

I. Allegro

II. Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo – Trio. Animato

III. Andante con moto

IV. Rondo all Zingarese, Presto

Andrea Obiso, violin

Haesue Lee, viola

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano