2nd   edition 

 

FESTIVAL

« European Polyphony / Polyphonie Européenne » ©

 

 

14 & 15 & 16 February 2020

 

After the first successful release of the Festival « European Polyphony » in the Medieval City of Rhodes on February 2019, and the warm reception of the public, the French association Arts Spontanés aims to launch the second edition on February 2020,  14,15 & 16/02/2020 in collaboration with the association Ars Artis (Rhodes).

Festival's institutional partners :

South Aegean Region - Municipal Organization for Culture and Sports of Rhodes (DOPAR) - French Consular Authority of Rhodes

A bridge between Paris and the island of Rhodes

The Festival « European Polyphony », a Greek-French collaboration.

 

The festival aims to transform the City into an active music workshop, allowing the public to participate in numerous interactive music workshops and concerts with the participation of internationally renowned artists and musical ensembles. It's a new way of meeting through art and experiencing classical music. 

DISTRIBUTION

 

MUSIC

Marcel Pérès (Fr), organ - Yiorgos Kaloudis (Gr), classical Cretan lyra - Savvas Karatzias, composer - Andreas Moustoukis (Cy), composer - Christia Michael (Cy), soprano - Arctic trio (No),  Gustav Rørmark, violin - Njord Kårason Fossnes, viola - Brage Botn Seim, cello.

PHOTOGRAPHY   

Adeline Bommart (Fr) - Thomas Deschamps (Fr)

Artistic Direction

Chrysanthos Antoniou, president of association Arts Spotanés, artistic director (France-Paris)

Savvas Karatzias, president of Ars Artis association (Greece-Rhodes)

 

PROGRAM 2020

The 2nd edition of the Festival has the pleasure to host the internationally renowned musicians Marcel Pérès from France and the Greek musician Yiorgos Kaloudis who will open the musical cycle of the program with two separate solo concerts and they will also collaborate by playing together at the special day dedicated at the “art of improvisation”.  

 

The concert program will close with the Arctic Trio, a virtuoso string trio from Norway which will present works from the Baroque period to the 21st century as well as works of Greek and Cypriot living composers.

After the Festival's request, the composers Andreas Moustoukis and Savvas Karatzias will compose two musical works to present it specifically at the Festival's audience (world premiere). The work will be performed by the Arctic Trio and Cypriot soprano Christia Michael.  

 

The 2nd edition of the festival will also host a photo exhibition called "Cyprus-Side Stories" at the French Consulate. The two French photographers, Adeline Bommart and Thomas Deschamps, had the opportunity to photograph and present their work in Cyprus in 2017. Images from Cyprus, presenting the free and occupied Cyprus.

The entry is free for the public for all activities.

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FRIDAY 14/02/2020

CONCERT « The art of improvisation »

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First part : Music for solo Organ

Marcel Pérès (Fr), Organ

 

Second part: Music for solo Organ and classical Cretan lyra

Marcel Pérès (Fr), Organ

Yiorgos Kaloudis (Gr), Classical Cretan Lyra (4-stringed Cretan Lyra with sympathetic strings)

 

Place : Church of St. Francis

             With the kind support of the Catholic Church of Rhodes

Time : 8.30 p.m

Free entry,  with réservation 

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SATURDAY 15/02/2020 « Chamber music »

CONCERT YIORGOS KALOUDIS « INNOVATING TRADITION »

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Yiorgos Kaloudis will present a solo concert with his compositions from his personal discography, “Truth”, “On The Wind”, “J.S.Bach: Cello Suites On The Cretan Lyra”, “Aptera”.  

Silence that makes time expand, used by the artist, creates an outwardly mystical horizon that redeem the limitation of senses. 

 

Yiorgos combines his techniques and different cello and lyra timbres with a sensitive use of live looping, creating contemplating music, with influences of classical and ambient music. With the use of effects and live loop recording technique, he creates sound layers that amplify the soundscape, enhancing the timber of the two instruments. 

 

The poetic expression of the bow, in the tonal/tropic form of compositions, the experimentation on improvisation and the use of multiple vibrations, creates an emotional imprint of catharsis. 

 

Distribution:

Yiorgos Kaloudis (Gr), Classical Cretan Lyra, live-looping

Place : Agios Georgios rampart

Time : 8.30 p.m

Free entry,  with réservation 

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SUNDAY 16/02/2020 « Chamber music »

CONCERT ARCTIC TRIO « J.S. Bach, György Kurtág, Savvas Karatzias, Andreas Moustoukis, … »

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The virtuoso string trio from Norway will present works from the Baroque period to the 21st century.

 

Distribution:

Arctic Trio (No): Gustav Rørmark, violin - Njord Kårason Fossnes, viola - Brage Botn Seim, violoncello

Christia Michael (Cy), soprano

Place : Agios Georgios rampart

Time : 8.30 p.m

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----------------------------MUSIC WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS----------------------------------------------------

  • Seminar "The classical cretan lyra (all public)" 

Host : Yiorgos Kaloudis (Gr)

Date : Saturday 15th of February 2020

Time : 12.00 p.m – 01.00 p.m

Place : Inn of France

Free entry,  with réservation 

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  • Seminar "Contemporary music"

      Followed by a screening « under the iron note – Cyprus »

Host : Andreas Moustoukis (Cy)  

 

Date : Saturday 15th of February 2020

Time : 4.00 p.m – 5.30 p.m

Place : Inn of France

Free entry,  with réservation 

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  • WorkShop "Byzantine Chant"

Host : Marcel Pérès (Fr) 

 

Date : Saturday 15th of February 2020

Time : 6.00 p.m – 7.00 p.m

Place : Inn of France

Free entry,  with réservation 

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                                      "Cyprus-Side Stories"

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Intending to expand the festival to new forms of art, we are launching the first photographic exhibition. Every year major international photographers will be hosted through our residency program European Polyphony, allowing artists to explore the island of Rhodes, the Aegean and Mediterranean. In this first program, we are pleased to host French photographer Adeline Bommart. Her work on the island will be presented in the third edition of the festival in September 2020.

 

In occasion of Cyprus' artistic presence in the second edition of the Festival, we present the first photographic exhibition entitled "Cyprus-Side Stories", at the Inn of France. The two French photographers Adeline Bommart and Thomas Deschamps had the opportunity to photograph and present their work in Cyprus in 2017. 

 

Photographers :

Adeline Bommart (Fr)

Thomas Deschamps (Fr)

 

Exhibitor « Cyprus-Side Stories » :

Marie Grosjean (Fr)

 

« Side Stories, a photo exhibition that took place Nicosia in2017, was a chance for me, having recently arrived here, to learn more about the specific history of the island and its 1974 invasion by the turkish army, as well as its still current into two entities.

 

Through the lens of two professional French photographers, Adeline Bommart and Thomas Deschamps, they impressions of the island reveal to us a different story from what our untrained eye can grasp. »

M. Grosjean

 

Place : Inn of France

Duration of the exhibition : 14 - 18 February 2020

Opening of the exhibition: 14th of February 2020, 6.30 p.m

Soprano Christia Michael will perform for solo voice, works from the Western Medieval Repertoire (Hildegarde de Bingen, ...).

 

Opening hours :  Free entry, no réservation required

14  February 2020 : 6.30 p.m – 8.00 p.m

15  February 2020 : 4.00 p.m – 8.00 p.m

16  February 2020 : 4.00 p.m – 8.00 p.m

17  February 2020 : 10.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m

RESERVATION

The entry is free for the public for all activities.

 

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We hope that the public will warmly embrace our efforts and feel that he is a member of the festival and not just a spectator.

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