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Gubaidulina Festival in Portugal

A Gubaidulina Festival will take place from 5 to 12 February 2011 at the Belém Cultural Centre in Lisbon.

This will be the first in a series of festivals dedicated to Sofia Gubaidulina during the year of her 80th birthday. Alongside a number of Portuguese premieres, the world premiere of her Bayan Concerto in an extensively revised version will be given. The composer will honour the entire festival with her presence.

Programm

Concerts:

Saturday, 5 February 2011
Kleiner Saal, 9 PM
David Geringas (violoncello)
Lettischer Rundfunkchor
Sigvards Klava (conductor)
Ivo Kruskops and Ivars Kalnins (percussion)

1st part:
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Hommage à Marina Zwetajewa” for mixed choir (portuguese premiere)

2nd part:
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Sonnengesang” for violoncello, chamber choir and percussion

Sunday, 6 February 2011
Großer Saal, 5 PM
Portuguese Chamber Orchestra
Pedro Carneiro (conductor)
Geir Draugsvoll (bayan)

1st part:
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Fachwerk“ (port. premiere)

Wendnesday, 9 February 2011
Kleiner Saal, 9 PM
DSCH – Shostakovich ensemble
Nicolas Altstaedt (violoncello)
Sofia Gubaidulina (waterphone)

1st part:
Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Piano Quintet

2nd part:
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H” for string quartet
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Dancer on a Tightrope“ for violin and piano
Sofia Gubaidulina: “On the Age of Abyss” for seven violoncelli and 2 waterphones (port. premiere)

Saturday, 12 February 2011
Großer Saal, 9 PM
Syphony Orchestra of Lisbon
Mikhail Agrest (conductor)
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (piano)

1st part:
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Introitus“ (port. premiere)

2nd part:
Sofia Gubaidulina: Symphony “Stimmen … verstummen …” (port. premiere)

 

Other events:

7 and 8 February 2011
10.30 AM to 1.30 PM and 3 to 6 PM
Accordion course with Geir Draugsvoll

10 February 2011
6 to 8 PM
DVD presentation: Sophia – Biography of a Violin Concert (ca. 60’)
after this: Meet with Sofia Gubaidulina

 

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