The Park's The Other Festival - 2005  
    Music. Dance. Drama. Art. You.  
    The Museum Theatre, Chennai 
    November 27, 2005  
    at Sundar Mahal, Padmavathiar Road, Jeypore Colony, Off Gopalapuram
    6.30 - 7.30 reception
    7.30 - 8.45 concert

    A grand music concert by two eminent Dutch musicians Eleonore Pameijer - flute / Marcel Worms - piano as the curtain raiser 

    Marcel Worms (Piano)
    Dutch pianist Marcel Worms (1951) studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam with Hans Dercksen. After his graduation in 1987, he continued his studies with Alexandre Hrisanide and Hans Broekman, specialising in 20th-Century piano music and in chamber music. On the occasion of the centenary (1992) of Darius Milhaud's birthday, Marcel Worms founded the Ensemble Polytonal, which Ensemble performed in an all-Milhaud program in Holland and France in that year. He premiered early piano works of Arnold Schoenberg in the 'Icebreaker', centre of modern music in Amsterdam; He performed the complete piano works of Leos Janácek (including a four-hand piece, that he discovered in Brno). His programme Jazz in 20th-Century Piano Music, launched in the 1992/93 Season, was broadcast nation-wide by Dutch radio. It was subsequently released on CD by the Dutch label BVHAAST. As a result Marcel Worms was invited to play this programme in many European countries, North America, Russia, South-Africa and Indonesia. He launched this programme in New York and Washington DC in 1994 and returned to the US for recitals in 1995,1996 and 1998.

    In the Season 1994/95 Marcel Worms started a programme titled Mondrian and the music of his time to commemorate Mondrian's death, 50 years ago. Several composers, including Willem Breuker and Theo Loevendie had been commissioned to write for it. This programme was played in many European countries and the USA. About the concert in the National Gallery of Art in Washington the Washington Post wrote:
    All this was virtuoso fare and Worms played it with joy, grace and, at times, humour that was contagious and captivating. In 1996 he played this program in the Hermitage Theatre in St.Petersburg, in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. A CD of the program has been released for Emergo Classics.

    A CD with the complete music for piano and wind instruments by Francis Poulenc has been released also on the label Emergo Classics. A CD with piano music by Jean Wiéner has been released in 1996 for the BVHAAST label.
    His programme 'Blues for piano' to which many well-known Dutch composers contributed with a piece has been premiered in January 1997 at the 'BIMHUIS', jazz centre in Amsterdam. In the meantime more than 140 new Blues have been composed for this project including pieces from around 35 different countries around the world.

    He played the programme at the Moscow Conservatory in 1997 and at the Conservatories of Beijing and Shanghai in 1998. In 1999 he has played it at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, in 2000 at the Festival of Flandria, in 2001 at the Warsaw Autumn Festival and in 2002 at the EU Jazz Festival in Mexico City.

    In 2000 he played his Bluesprogram in all the countries of the Balcan. Composers from all of these countries wrote a contribution for this tour.

    In the 1998-1999 season the artist has focused on Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and their relation to music. Both projects have resulted in a CD recording. Between 1998 and 2002 concerts have been given by Marcel Worms in many European countries, South-America, South-Africa, Israel, China, the United States and the Far East. The artist is a regular guest on Dutch radio and television stations. 

    Eleonore Pameijer - flute
    Eleonore studied flute with Koos Verheul at the Amsterdam Conservatory where she received her solo diploma "cum laude".  She continued her studies with Abbie de Quant (Utrecht, the Netherlands) and with Sue Ann Kahn at Bennington College (Vermont, U.S.A.), also following master classes with Julius Baker, Samuel Baron and the legendary French flutist Marcel Moyse.  After returning to Europe, she studied with Severino Gazzeloni at the Academia Chigiana (Italy). She followed special courses for Baroque Music with Jos van Immerseel, Bart Kuyken and Ton Koopman.  She gave her debut recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and was prize winner of the Frank Martin competition. She appeared on Dutch National Television in a program featuring "young Soloist of the year" In 1985, she became principal flutist of the ASKO/Schönberg-ensemble, one of the leading 20th-century music ensembles in Europe. 

    Eleonore has performed as soloist with many orchestras and ensembles lead by conductors such as David Porcelijn, Arthuro Tamayo, Richard Duffalo, Ton Koopman, Oliver Knussen, Jaap van Zweden, Kenneth Montgomery, Ingo Metzmacher, Peter Eötvös, Philippe Entremont and Alexander Vedernikov. She has also contributed her soloist capacities to many Holland Festival productions, performing as well in almost every European country, Canada and the USA. 

    Eleonore has made many radio and television recordings as well as an increasing number of CDs for Attacca, Composers' Voice, Philips, NM Classics, Olympia and Channel Classics. 

    In this program, classical, European works will be combined with contemporary music from different continents. In the pieces by Schumann, Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc it will be easy to hear the cultural and geographical origin: Schumanns passionate romanticism represent the Middle-European, German culture. It's a pity that in contemporary music it is often hard to determine from which part of the world it's coming. Worried about this globalisation Eleonore and Marcel, between 2002 and 2005, invited composers from all 6 Continents to write a flute-piano piece for them in which the authors cultural identity is clearly expressed. The new works by Lalanath de Silva (Sri Lanka) and Ganesh Kumar (India) represent the Far-East, Sinta Wullur shows her Indonesian roots, Gilberto Mendes uses elements from the Brazilian bossa-nova,  Chiel Meyering (the Netherlands) shows his rock music background with typical dutch irony, while Surinam-born, dutch composer Ronald Snijders will take the listener to a Carribean party...

    Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Three Romances for flute and piano op.94
    Gabriël Fauré (1845 - 1924) - Fantasy for flute and piano op.79
    Maurice Ravel ( 1875  - 1937) - Pièce en forme de Habanera
    Ganesh Kumar (1966, India) - Bhairavi - SinduBhairavi  * (2005)-Alaap - Prelude  - Rondo 

    I N T E R M I S S I ON

    Sinta Wullur - Suwali * (2005) (1958, the Netherlands/Indonesia) 
    Chiel Meijering - ‘Ballroom dances' for flute and piano *  (1954, the Netherlands) (2003) 
    Gilberto Mendes (1922, Brazil ) - Urubuqueçaba * (2003)
    Lalanath de Silva (1949, Sri Lanka) - "Sangeetha Bindu" (Droplets of music) for Flute and Piano.*(2004)
    Ronald Snijders - Suite Caribenyo for flute and piano* (1951, the Netherlands) (2004)
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) - Sonata for flute and piano (1957) - Allegro malinconico - Cantilena: assez lent - Presto giocoso.  


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