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.

Chamber Music Festival

Concerts

Monday

IMPERIAL PALACE
21:00 - 10€

Wednesday

IMPERIAL PALACE
21:00 - 10€

Friday

IMPERIAL PALACE
21:00 - 10€

Monday

IMPERIAL PALACE
21:00 - 10€

Wednesday

IMPERIAL PALACE
21:00 - 10€

4.9

Finale - Apollon Musagete Quartet

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Festival Overview

Complete Festival Program

1st Concert

Fri 24.8

Verklärte Nacht

29'

Andreas Papanikolaou - Violin
Faidon Miliadis - Violin
David Bogorad - Viola
George Demertzis - Viola
Angelos Liakakis - Cello
Margarita Balanas - Cello

Piano Sextet in D major

30'

Titos Gouvelis - Piano
Andreas Papanikolaou - Violin
David Bogorad - Violin
George Demertzis - Viola
Angelos Liakakis - Cello
Konstantinos Sifakis - Double Bass

2nd Concert

Mon 27.8

Messiaen - Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus No.1

8'

Vassilis Varvaresos - Piano

Biber - Passacaglia

9'40"

George Demertzis - Violin

Messiean - Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus No.17

10'

Vassilis Varvaresos - Piano

Arvo Pärt - Fratres

11'40"

Margarita Balanas - Cello
Vassilis Varvaresos - Piano

Messiean - Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus No.7

11'

Vassilis Varvaresos - Piano

Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps

45'

Spyros Mourikis - Clarinet
Andreas Papanikolaou - Violin
Angelos Liakakis - Cello
Titos Gouvelis - Piano

3rd Concert

Wed 29.8

Debussy - Cello Sonata

29'

Angelos Liakakis - Cello
Titos Gouvelis - Piano

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

30'

Titos Gouvelis - Piano

Górecki - String Quartet No.2

32'

Faidon Miliadis - Violin
George Demertzis - Violin
David Bogorad - Viola
Aristeidis Lykos - Cello

4th Concert

Sat 1.9

Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

37'

Spyros Mourikis - Clarinet
Andreas Papanikolaou - Violin
George Demertzis - Violin
David Bogorad - Viola
Angelos Liakakis - Cello

Mahler - Piano Quartet in A minor

11'

Faidon Miliadis - Violin
David Bogorad - Viola
Aristeidis Lykos - Cello
Vassilis Varvaresos - Piano

Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A minor

56'

George Demertzis - Violin
Margarita Balanas - Cello
Vassilis Varvaresos - Piano
Chamber Music Festival - Minoa Palace Resort

OUR HOST

MINOA PALACE
RESORT

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.