Paxos Festival 2022
Presenting a French & Greek Music
program inspired by love of Mediterranean Lyricism and Folk Traditions
Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos, violin
Alexandre Vay, cello
Dimitri Papadopoulos, piano
Thursday, 25 August 2022
Old School Yard, Loggos, Paxos
Trio Papadopoulos return to Paxos with a French & Greek program inspired mainly by folk music traditions. The two Greek composers in the program, Yannis Constantinidis and Nikos Skalkotas, though living abroad, have always been greatly influenced by the traditional music of their homeland.
The French composer Claude Debussy combines in the sonata here performed, poetic melancholy with witty irony. In the second and third movements folk Iberian influences emerge and the cello begins sounding like a truly traditional instrument.
The first part of the program ends with a “surrealistic farce” originally written to be a film score by Darius Milhaud. In the second part we will hear a rarely presented transcription from “Orpheus” by Camille Saint-Saens.
The evening will end with a work by Mikis Theodorakis written in 1947, while the composer was in exile. His classical studies are evident in this work but also his audacity as a modern composer. You will be surprised by the vibrant dialogue between the three musical instruments.
Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos, violin / Alexandre Vay, cello /Dimitri Papadopoulos, piano
Y. Constantinidis : « Petite suite sur des airs populaires grecs du Dodécanèse » (violon/piano) (10')
C. Debussy : Sonate pour violoncelle et piano (10')
N. Skalkottas : « Tender Melody » pour violoncelle et piano (5')
D. Milhaud : Cinéma-Fantaisie « Le boeuf sur le toit » (violon/piano) (14’)
C. Saint-Saëns: « Orpheus » pour trio avec piano (10')
M. Theodorakis: Trio (25’)
Tickets also available (by cash or credit card) at Chris Boïcos Fine Arts Gallery in Gaios (opposite Kalimera bar).
Open daily from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm & from 7:00 to 10:30 pm