2016 - 08 - 09 Palace

MUNICIPAL ORGANIZATION FOR CULTURE
AND SPORTS OF RHODES

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 August 2016

ESTONIAN GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA

Glasperlenspiel SinfoniettaThe orchestra, distinguished for its vividness and virtuosity in the performance of pieces from baroque era until those of contemporary creators, will collaborate with disguised countertenor Nikos Spanatis and promising pianist Alexandros Sarakenidis on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 August 2016 at the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.


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Esthonoi promo

NIKOS SPANATIS, counter tenor, Greece
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS, Estonia
MAANO MANNI, conductor & violin

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PROGRAM

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Serenade Op 20
I Allegro piacevole
II Larghetto
III Allegretto
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Al mio ben mi veggio avanti Ascanio’s Aria
Ascanio in Alba, K. 111, Act II
NIKOS SPANATIS, countertenor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Divertimento KV 138
I Allegrο
II Andante
III Rondo: Presto
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1767)
Ahime! Che faro senza Euridice? Orfeo's Aria
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II
NIKOS SPANATIS, counter tenor

Antonio Vivaldi   (1678-1741)
Concerto 'alla rustica' RV 151
I Presto
II Adagio
III Allegro
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Cantata "Cessate, omai cessate" RV 684
Largo e sciolto: Cessate, omai cessate
Larghetto & Andante molto: Ah ch'infelice sempre
Andante: A voi dunque ricorro orridi specchi
Allegro: Nell'orrido albergo ricetto di pene
NIKOS SPANATIS, counter tenor

Edward Grieg (1843-1907)
Suite „From Holberg Times“ Op. 40
I Praeludium
II Sarabande
III Gavotte
IV Musette
V Air
VI Rigaudon
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

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An Evening Promenade

ALEXANDROS SARAKENIDIS, piano, Greece
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS, Estonia
MAANO MÄNNI, conductor & violin

Alexandros Sarakenidis, piano

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Andante festivo
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Piano concerto BWV 1052
I Allegro
II Adagio
III Allegro
Αλέξανδρος Σαρακενίδης, πιάνο

Reuben Pace (1974)
Wehidna / We, Alone world premiere
Theme and IX Variations

Ester Mägi (1922)
Poeme/ Vesper

Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
5 Greek Dances
I Epirotikos
II Kretikos
III Tsamikos
IV Arkadikos
V Kleftikos
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

Sergey Dreznin
Circus-Fantasy
after Isaak Dunajevskis’ music for film „Circus“ 1955
arranged by Maano Männi
MAANO MÄNNI, violin    
GLASPERLENSPIEL SINFONIETTA STRINGS

 

Alexandros Sarakenides is one of the most promising young Greek pianists.
Born in Serres, Alexandros has been nationaly and internationaly awarded, while in 2012 he received the Athens Academy scholarship. He concertises in Greece and abroad as a soloist as well as in cooperation with chamber music ensembles and orchestras, such as the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Virtuosi orchestra, the Estonian Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta among others. Alexandros has studied in Thessaloniki at State Conservatory and has completed higher piano studies at the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia with specialisation – piano instrumental performance. From 2011 to 2015, he studied with pianist Alan Weiss at LUCA-Arts, Leuven, Belgium. He graduated from LUCA-Arts obtaining highest post-graduate diploma with the highest distinction (summa cum laude). He has also studied with several leading artists, such as Sergio Tiempo, Naum Grubert, Milena Molova, Daniel Rivera, Lilia Boyadjieva, Michael Hauber, G. Hadjinikos, D. Toufeksis, S. Osokins, Katerina and Yanna Polyzoidou.

Mozart Ascanio "Al mio ben"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra

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Gluck Orfeo "Ahime..Che farò"
Musica Vitae & Tiberiu Soare

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Mozart Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra

2012 - 09 CARMINA D

Händel Partenope "Furibondo"
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

2014 - 12 - 15 Esthonoi 1

Händel Serse "Ombra mai fu"
Baroque Ensemble

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Koumendakis "Hedda Gabler"
Baroque Ensemble

2017 - 10 - 12 Rethymno Melacholia 1

Gounod "Serenade"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Barber "Un Cygne"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

2018 - 10 - 13 Brussels Thessaloniki 2



Monteverdi "Oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo

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Philip Glass "Akhnaten"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Camerata Ensemble

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Britten Oberon's aria
Greek Opera Studio

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Nyman "if"
Sound Recording

8. Michael Nyman If from The Diary of Anne Frank

 

 

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 VOCAL TEACHER

Ethniko Odeio Ymittos


RECORDINGS


Ariel Ramírez
"Alfonsina y el mar"
Ariel Ramírez  "Alfonsina y el mar"

J.S. Bach Matthäus Passion
"Erbarme dich, mein Gott"
Bach Erbarme


J.S. Bach "Agnus Dei"
Mass in B minor
Bach Agnus Dei