01/10/2022 at 20:00
The ’Trio Mediterraneo’ is an ensemble of two singers and a pianist. In 2021, Maria Kosovitsa (soprano) , Jane Swan (mezzo-soprano) and Anna Alvizou (pianist) met in Antwerp and began working together.
The name of the trio is derived from the three members’ home country, Greece and the inspiration they draw from the surrounding region. Apart from their individual engagements as soloists or in other ensembles, Kosovitsa, Swan, and Alvizou perform as a trio in Greece and Belgium. So far, they have performed opera excerpts and art-song concerts.
Tickets (**20 EUR/person) can be purchased by cash at the venue or online.
*For students, upon showing their student cards, at the venue tickets are 10 EUR/peson.
**With this amount your are 100% supporting the musicians./
Wouter De Bruycker Fine Arts & Gallery – ‘The Annex’ , Lange Koepoortstraat 64., 2000 Antwerp
The ‘Trio Mediterraneo’ attempts to create concert programs that tell a story by combining Western/classical pieces, music with traditional Greek/Eastern elements, and music by lesser-known composers.
The concert program is a veritable kaleidoscope of colors and stories spanning from the Western Mediterranean Sea to Greece and Asia Minor, Egypt, and India.
Well-known composers such as Maurice Ravel, George Bizet, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Hector Berlioz, and others are joined by two Greek composers, Yannis Konstantinidis and Theofrastos Sakellaridis, as well as the Spanish poet, Federico Garcia Lorca, who is also a composer in this program.
The texts include major poets’ works, as well as Greek folk songs, excerpts from poems by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, and traditional Spanish songs from the 15th and 18th centuries.
They tell stories about the Spanish city of Cordoba, Aladdin’s palace, and the Arabian nights, describe images of everyday life on the Greek island of Chios, and take the audience from medieval Spain to the Sphinx of Egypt, along with many other places.