The Patmos Chamber Music Festival
Some of the world’s leading musicians playing some of the world’s most beautiful musical compositions in one of the world’s most beautiful and spiritual locations. An intimate series of concerts which will encourage you to touch and be touched by the music. To communicate with the musicians.
A festival produced by Associazione Mendelssohn and Promitheas Cultural Events with valuable support from friends in Patmos and around the world.
The Festival Program
The first edition of the Patmos Chamber Music Festival comprises of seven concerts held in different locations on the island. The festival program has been designed to express the differences and nuance of every voice, every musical note, every instrument. Music is the result of a complex and harmonic mix of diverse components. In the concerts of the Patmos Chamber Music Festival, you will enjoy the single voices and instruments in solo performances, as well as in different combinations together. We are particularly proud of bringing together some of the best chamber musicians we know, all eager to come to Patmos to share their energy and inspiration through their music. In each concert, you will discover a new repertoire: rare works by Greek composers, and also two World Premieres by our composer in residence, Matteo Rubini. You will also be surprised by new interpretations of mainstream classical repertoires by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin. Each concert will present a different number of combinations, to offer a varied and stimulating listening experience. Roberto Prosseda, Artistic Director Massimo Fino, Executive Director
Quartets 20/8/2022 at 9 PM Platia Panagia Diasozousa, Chora On August 20th, at Platia Panagia Diasozousa in Chora, the festival will start with the classical chamber music group par excellence, the string quartet, with the Adorno Quartet which will perform two great masterpieces: Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet and Schubert “Death and the Maiden”. Beethoven: String Quartet opus 59 no.1 “Razumovsky” Schubert: String Quartet D 810 “Death and the Maiden” Quartetto Adorno
Quintets / Sextets / Septets 22/8/2022 at 9PM Patmion Cultural Center, Skala On 22 August, at the Patmian Cultural Center in Skala, we will enjoy the largest number of musicians playing together in this festival. The concert will begin with a rare gem, Respighi’s Tramonto (Sunset) for string quartet and mezzo soprano, that you will enjoy whilst contemplating the Patmiam sunset. The program will continue with Theodorakis’ Sextet, one of the best classical works of the Greek composer, and with two Septets: Poulenc’s rare and humorous Rapsodie Negre and the world premiere of “L’Enigme de I” by our composer in residence, Matteo Rubini, led by world famous conductor Jan Latham-Koenig. Respighi: Tramonto, for string quartet and mezzo soprano Theodorakis: Sextet for flute, piano, and strings Rubini: Septuor “Enigme de I.”, World Premiere Poulenc: Rapsodie négre, for 7 instruments. Jan Latham Koenig, conductor and narrator Angelica Cathariou, mezzo Quartetto Adorno Estelle Hiron, violin Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet Silvia Careddu, flute Roberto Prosseda, piano
Trios 23/8/2022 at 9PM Patmion Cultural Center, Skala On August 23rd at Patmiam Cultural Center in Skala you will hear the Festival musicians in different combinations of three instruments: flute / clarinet / piano (Saint-Saëns Tarantella), violin / clarinet / piano (Gershwin), violin / flute / piano (Rota). This repertoire will allow you to fully enjoy the energy and virtuosity of our musicians. Menotti: Trio for violin, clarinet and piano Gershwin: Ballad from Porgy and Bess for violin, clarinet and piano Rota: Trio for flute, violin and piano Saint-Saëns: Tarantella for flute, clarinet and piano Klezmer Traditional: works for clarinet, violin and piano Gilles Apap, violin Silvia Careddu, flute Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet Alessandra Ammara, piano Roberto Prosseda, piano
Piano Recital 24/8/2022 at 9PM Old School, Chora On August 24th at the Old School in Chora we will have the only concert exclusively dedicated to the piano, enjoying the stunning Fazioli grand piano which we brought from Italy for the festival. The program will alternate solo piano works by Mendelssohn and Chopin and will end with the rare original version for piano duet of the incidental music for A Midsummer Night Dream by Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Rondo Capriccioso, Fantasia opus 28. . Chopin: Ballade no. 1 opus 23, Etudes opus 25 nos. 1, 2, 7, 11. Mendelssohn: from A Midsummer Night Dream: Ouverture, Scherzo, Intermezzo, Nocturne, Wedding March (original version for 4 hands piano). Alessandra Ammara, piano Roberto Prosseda, piano
Duos 25/8/2022 at 9PM Old School, Chora On August 25th at the Old School in Chora all the musicians of the Festival will be perform in different duo combinations with piano, with a 20th century repertoire (Ravel, Mitropoulos, Poulenc, Debussy) also including the World Premiere performance of Rubini’s Two Songs for Nikos Stangos, on texts by David Plante, who will also attend the concert. Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano Mitropoulos: 3 Invenzioni on erotic poems by C.P. Cavafy for voice and piano Rubini/Plante: 2 songs for Nikos Stangos for voice and piano Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano Ravel: Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques for voice and piano Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano Angelica Cathariou, mezzo Silvia Careddu, flute Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet Gilles Apap, violin Alessandra Ammara, piano Roberto Prosseda, piano