Transfigured Classic

22 february 2020, 19:00

„Vasile Alecsandri” National Theater Iași
Str. Agatha Bârsescu no. 18, Iași

In the closing concert of the Classix Festival, we turned our attention to two masterpieces that define the complexity of chamber music. The Transfigured Night by Schönberg gives way to the Second Viennese School, being strongly linked to the poem with the same title by Richard Dehmel. It was presented at the concert in a unique way, again emphasizing interdisciplinarity. In the second part, an octet consisting of the two quartets invited to the festival, based in Trondheim and Vienna, gave a new rendition to the String Octet by Felix Mendelssohn. Work with a high level of difficulty, which represents a masterpiece at the border between romance and rebellion. "Classix Transfigured" has several connotations related to the innovative aspects - from the program to the international line-up of artists, to the location - an imposing hall, ready to host a gala concert accompanied by visual art, in a place loaded with Romanian theater & opera history.

Concert Programme

Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951) - Transfigured Night, Op. 4 (1899)

Selini Quartet

Trondheim Soloists Quartet

Hilde Gimse - violin

Anna Adolfsson Vestad - violin

Anna Ostachowska - viola

Marit Aspås - cello

Loredana Apetrei - viola

Loukia Loulaki - cello

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) - String Octet, Op. 20 (1825)

Nadia Kalmykova - violin

Hilde Gimse - violin

Ljuba Kalmykova - violin

Anna Adolfsson Vestad - violin

Loredana Apetrei - viola

Anna Ostachowska - viola

Loukia Loulaki - cello

Marit Aspås - cello

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