8TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2016 / 8:30PM
THE SHOE FACTORY, NICOSIA
Larry Weinstein’s documentary, My War Years –
Director: Larry Weinstein
After the rare performance of Schoenberg’s
Pierrot Lunaire the day before, the 8th International Pharos Contemporary
Music Festival will screen on the next day, Thursday 6 October 2016 at
20:30, Larry Weinstein’s documentary, My War Years – Arnold Schoenberg.
Arnold Schoenberg and his friends and students (including Alban Berg, Anton
Webern, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, Erwin Stein, Roberto Gerhard,
Wassily Kandinsky and Hanns Eisler) tell the story of the composer's life in
their own words.
The film takes us on a journey from the beginning of the 20th century, when
Schoenberg composed is last post-Romantic pieces and first atonal works,
through to the WWI years, to the discovery of his Twelve-Tone method in the
early 1920s. It features excerpts from live performances of Schoenberg's
works such as Verklärte Nacht, the Gurre-Lieder, the Second String Quartet,
Erwartung, Pierrot Lunaire.
Featured artists include: Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain,
Marianne Pousseur, the Schoenberg Quartet, London Symphony Orchestra, Oliver
Knussen and Michael Tilson Thomas.
TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER
2016 / 8:30PM
THE SHOE FACTORY, NICOSIA
Judit Kele’s documentary: Kurtág – The Matchstick
Director: Judit Kele
As part of the 8th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival and the
Cyprus premiere of György Kurtág’s masterpiece, Kafka Fragments, there will
be a screening of The Matchstick Man – an atmospheric profile affording a
perceptive and illuminating glimpse into Kurtág’s world.
A very private man who usually shies away from discussing himself and his
work, Kurtág communicates his all-consuming passion for music and deep
involvement in the world of sound to director Judit Kele. He is seen
teaching and working with musicians – including his wife Marta, Adrienne
Csengery or Claudio Abbado conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other contributors to the programme include the pianist Zoltan Kocsis,
composers György Ligeti, Andras Szöllösy, Laszlo Vidovsky and Zoltan Jeney,
as well as students of Kurtág.
The film will be followed the next day (12 October 2016, 20:30) with the
Cyprus premiere of Kurtág’s masterpiece Kafka Fragments, performed by
mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg and violinist Aisha Orazbayeva.
INFORMATION & TICKETS:
Information: Pharos Arts Foundation Tel. (+357) 22-663871 /
for the concerts. All other events are Free Entrance.
Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website
www.pharosartsfoundation.org or Tel. 9666-9003 (Monday-Friday
Educational Activities: The Festival will host a great number of educational
activities, some of them in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and
Culture, which will be open to the public. For more information about these
activities please contact the Pharos Arts Foundation.