We bid farewell to
the bustling Summer
The 7th Chamber Music Festival bids farewell to the Summer and welcomes Fall. This year's festival is a musical journey through Light and Darkness. This theme is expanded and researched in four concerts.
The first concert exposes the theme of darkness and light through Schönberg's Verklärte Nacht and Mendelssohn's sextet. The second concert is dedicated to our dark part, the spiritual, the unknown, the inner struggle and contemplation with works from Olivier Messiaen, Biber and Arvo Pärt. The third concert depicts the light, the outside, the impulse that reaches our senses, therefore it is a concert of works inspired by images from Debussy, Mussorgsky and Górecki. Finally, our fourth concert is a tribute to the loss of a dear friend. It is a memorial and a goodbye.
As a limit between the light and the shadow, the warm and the cold, the dry and the damp, the element of sand became the Visual protagonist of this journey. Noise computer simulations and a digital language inspired by the theories of the futurist Luigi Russolo and the contemporary materiality movement form the basis of this year's festival establishing an innovative but deeply touching visual journey that completes the musical one.
Light & Darkness
Spiritual in Music
Piano Sextet in D major
Messiaen - Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus No.1
Biber - Passacaglia
Messiean - Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus No.17
Arvo Pärt - Fratres
Messiean - Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus No.7
Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Debussy - Cello Sonata
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Górecki - String Quartet No.2
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet
Mahler - Piano Quartet in A minor
Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A minor
Chamber Music Festival's home
Minoa Palace Resort Hotel in Chania was built in 2002 by the Mathioulakis family in order to offer an authentic holiday and well-being experience to world travellers. To further enhance the overall guest experience, the hotel was expended with an aerial bridge connecting the Main Building Bungalow complex with the Imperial Beach Wing thus offering immediate access to the beach from both buildings.
Today, covering 35,000 sq. m. of Cretan land in the popular tourist resort of Platanias, this luxury 5-star hotel in Crete enamours guests with its majestic surroundings, the miraculous views to the shimmering Aegean Sea and the White Mountains as well as the high-end facilities and bespoke services offered. Focusing on the well-being of every individual this gem of a luxury hotel in Chania masterfully combines discreet luxury and comfort with attention to detail and attentive service ensuring a holiday beyond imaginable.