2018 FGLF Pre-Festival Events

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Monday, January 22 2018

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FGLF 2018 Pre-Festival Event - Amacord - The Europeans

Amacord: The Europeans

  • Event: Performance
  • Participants: Amacord – Ivana AlkovicMaarten den Hengst
  • Location: Wolvendaal Church, Pettah
  • Duration: 1 hrs
  • Access: Event Ticket Only
  • Availability: Limited Seating

The repertoire for this programme features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt, with a special place reserved for the premiere performance of Fierce, from Shattered Glass, written for piano duo Amacord by the Dutch composer Marlijn Helder in 2017.

Amacord is particularly happy to have the premiere performance of this piece in Sri Lanka, as part of the Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

The programme will commence with Mozart’s Sonata in D for piano four hands, KV 381, in three movements.

This will be followed by Ravel’s Ma mere l’Oye (Mother Goose), a charming composition written for the very young children of friends of Marvel’s. In five movements for four hands piano, Ravel has evoked the essence of five traditional fairy tales.

The Premiere of Marlijn Helder’s Fierce, from Shattered Glass will be the next piece performed by Amacord; never before performed for an audience, this piece takes pride of place in this concert celebrating the shared history of The Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

The Colombo Concert will conclude with Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Sharp Major; this is a special arrangement for four hands piano by the piano duo Amacord.

This performance will take place at the Wolvendaal Church (Wolvendaalse Kerk) located in Pettah. It is one of the most important Dutch Colonial era buildings in Sri Lanka, and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in Sri Lanka.

(Amacord joins us by virtue of the generous sponsorship of the Embassy of the Netherlands. Their travel is sponsored by Jet Airways.)

Event Ticket: Rs. 1,500

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