KlankKleurFestival 2011: Metamorphosis
Between the performances food and drink is available on the festival grounds, the exposition is open for viewing, and there are various mini-performances outdoors.
The festival takes place in the Uilenburgersjoel, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam.
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Wednesday 8 June
18.00 Noye’s Fludde, opera by Benjamin Britten – preview performance (closed to the general public)
For the children taking part in the education project at Basisschool De Pool and their families.
Friday 10 June
Festival courtyard open at 5 pm
17.00 Opening Exposition: The Graphic Scores Project
An exhibition with visual compositions created by Amsterdam-based artists and artist-in-residence Anton Lukoszevieze (UK). With musical intermezzi including Ovidius Rap by Dick van der Harst; and Thom Geraedts’s performance, STIL.
19.30 Diabelli Variations - Bernd Brackman
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations for piano, which the composer described as Veränderungen (transformations, metamorphoses)
21.00 Pelicans - Trio Scordatura
In this concert Trio Scordatura presents 3 musical metamorphoses. In her work The Lot of Love composer Aspasia Nasopoulou transforms the poetry of W.B. Yeats into song. Anne La Berge converts the memories and stories of the musicians into a meditation on the unusual subject of bodily deformations. Kate Moore's new work Pelicans is inspired by a flock of ascending pelicans, their movements reflected in the music.
With thanks to the Performing Arts Fund NL.
Trio Scordatura: Alfrun Schmid, voice; Elisabeth Smalt, viola; Bob Gilmore, keyboard;
special guest: Anne La Berge, flute
Aspasia Nasopoulou - The Lot of Love (WP)
Anne La Berge - LumpsKate Moore - Pelicans (WP)
Sunday 12 June
Festival courtyard open at 1 pm
14.00 Noye’s Fludde SOLD OUT
Opera by Benjamin Britten. Soloists Wiebe Pier Cnossen, Elsbeth Gerritsen; children’s choir from primary school De Witte Olifant; young soloists directed by Jan Maarten Koeman; the KlankKleur Orchestra, conducted by Bas Wiegers. A new production directed by Ellenoor Bakker of this deeply moving masterpiece involving professionals and amateurs alike. Costumes by Kevin Power. The public is invited to help tell the story by singing three hymns (in English), so the performance begins with a short coaching session!
16.30 Prisma presents: Expositions & Developments
The art on the walls finds a voice. The Prisma String Trio and guests perform the graphic scores created by the artists. Hear the paintings come to life!
18.30 Afterparty with masked ball, food and drink, and music.