Marián Lejava

Melos-Étos Festival Closing concert

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM, M Cycle of Special Concerts
Concert Hall of SPh,
Price: 13, 10 €
Slovak Philharmonic
Marián Lejava conductor
Milan Paľa violin
Juraj Beneš
Iannis Xenakis
Victoria Poleva
Pascal Dusapin
Allegro per orchestra
Ata, for 89 musicians
Aufgang – Concerto for violin and orchestra

Among the personalities of the Slovak avant-garde of the 1960s is Juraj Beneš, who significantly expanded and innovated the opera genre. Playing with the creation of chromatic and harmonic clusters between individual sections of the orchestra is a characteristic of the work of the Greek composer and architect Ianis Xenakis. Xenakis’ student Pascal Dusapin also remained faithful to the study of sound, subjecting his works to microtonal processes. A meeting with the violinist Renaud Capuçon prompted the composer to complete the violin concerto, which examines the technical equilibrium of violinists in exposed high positions. Viktoria Poleva, born in Kyiv, is one of the leading personalities of contemporary Ukrainian composition. Critics rank her, along with Górecki, Tavener, Pärt and Godár, among the creators of “sacred minimalism”.

In 2021, violinist Milan Paľa released a CD with Pascal Dusapin’s chamber works, so maximum understanding and technical mastery of the part can be expected even during a violin concert. The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Marián Lejava, who understands the current repertoire well, as he is also a composer himself.