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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.



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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