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Calliope Tsoupaki: Memento Nostri
november 10 @ 20:30 - 22:00 CET
By Ad Parnassum & Consort Company conducted by Anthony Zielhorst
Like no other, the Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki knows how to stop time. The Composer of the Netherlands touches people straight in the heart with her breathtaking music that spans centuries. During November Music 2019, she was allowed to realise a dream project. With her penetrating Bosch Requiem Liknon, she glued the listeners to their seats. A magical, spiritual sound world that sings of man in all his keys. This year there is a sequel. Especially for chamber choir Ad Parnassum, Tsoupaki has written a requiem in the Byzantine tradition, but with the Tsoupaki touch.
In her Memento Nostri, Tsoupaki intertwines Latin and Byzantine texts. A brand new mass that connects traditions like a universal meta-requirement, Tsoupaki reveals. For Tsoupaki’s requiem, the choir is accompanied by a special ensemble: Consort Company. A quartet of viola da gamba conducted by Mieneke van der Velden joins forces with a recorder quartet led by Daniël Brüggen. In Tsoupaki’s new mass, it all comes together. The warmth of the choir, the mercurial sound of a collection of viola’s da gamba, combined with the clarity of a recorder ensemble.
Thin Air (Festivals for Compassion)
Before Memento Nostri sounds, there is a short composition by Calliope Tsoupaki which she wrote for Festivals for Compassion. With Festivals for Compassion, an initiative of the Wonderfeel festival, European festivals show their compassion and solidarity with everyone who has been touched in any way by Corona and express this by sharing a specially written solo composition, Thin Air, by the Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki. The work refers both to the stillness brought about by the lockdown and to the last breaths of the deadly victims the virus claimed. Each festival chooses its own artist and instrument. The piece premiered at the Holland Festival on 20 June. Afterwards, the work will travel from festival to festival as part of a compassion relay, criss-crossing Europe and being shared digitally.
Performer during November Music is the talented violinist and singer Claire Adams. She won the Jacques de Leeuw Prize in 2019 and was part of Music Hub Brabant last year. Claire studied both violin and singing, which is a demanding combination in every way.’ The combination of violin and vocals makes for a unique performance of Thin Air during November Music 2021.