MICHALA PETRI . Recorder
LARS HANNIBAL . Guitar
Beirut Kantari Area – St. Elias Church
Thursday November 18, 2021
Physically distanced seating . Mandatory face mask
First come first seated
No Reservations/No Tickets
Doors Open at 7:15 pm
J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750)
Sonate F-Major (original C-Major) BWV 1033
for treble recorder and basso continuo
Andante – Presto
Menuet 1 + 2
J. DOWLAND (1563 – 1626)
The Frog Galliard, I Saw my Lady Weep, Flow my Tears, Can she Excuse my Wrongs
J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750)
Suite G-Major after cello suite BWV 1007
for treble recorder solo
Gigue (arr. Michala Petri)
A. CORELLI (1653 – 1713)
La Follia Op.5 No.12 for treble recorder and Basso continuo
C. SCHEINDIENST (around 1800)
Variations on “Yesterday Evening Cousin Michael was here”
LARS HANNIBAL (b. 1951)
Twillight – on a Ground, Evening in the Garden, Blue – on a Ground
H. Villa – Lobos (1887 – 1959)
Prelude No. 2 i E-Dur (guitar solo)
A. L. CHRISTIANSEN (1927 – 1998)
From Garden Party
The Wagtail and the Cuckoo
E. GRIEG (1843 – 1907)
5 pieces for recorder and guitar (org. piano solo – arr. Lars Hannibal)
Michala Petri (Recorder)
Michala Petri has performed more than 4000 concerts in the worlds leading festivals and Concert Halls,and has broken down the boundaries of her instrument, the recorder.
Since her youth, she has followed her wish for musical expansion in various ways, through commissioning more than 150 new works, through dialogue with other musical cultures and through developing new playing techniques.
Artists with whom she has collaborated include Keith Jarrett, Sir Neville Marriner, James Galway, Gidon Kremer, Heinz Holliger, Henryk Szeryng, Pinchas Zukermann, Maurice Andre, Joshua Bell, Mahan Esfahani and Claudio Abbado. Among composers having composed for her are Sir Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob, Per Nørgaard, Vagn Holmboe, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Olav Anton Thommessen, Sunleif Rasmussen, Bent Sørensen, Steven Stucky, Joan Albert Amargos, Chen Yi, Bright Cheng, Ander and Thomas Koppel and Daniel Børtz.
She has received the Leonie Sonning Music Prize, Europa Musicale Soloist Prize, three times the German ECHO KLASSIK Award, amongst others. She has recorded more than 70 cds, several having been Grammy-nominated.
Her repertoire spans works from the Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism and extends into contemporary and improvised music. It is precisely this versatility that lies behind her special appeal as an artist.
A daughter of a violinist and a pianist, both with interest in contemporary music, she already as a child became interested in expanding the possibilities of her own instrument, to make it match the sounds she grew up hearing.
Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
Lars Hannibal began playing the guitar at the age of 15 as many others of his generation. Some years later, a recording by Andrès Segovia, playing the Gavotte from Bach`s E-Major Partita, impressed him so much, that he decided to start playing the Classical guitar. He studied at the music Conservatory in Århus with Erling Møldrup, and from 1977-80 the lute with Toyohiko Satoh in The Hague. In 1980 Lars Hannibal formed Duo Concertante with violinist Kim Sjøgren, together they toured 15 years in Denmark, Germany, France, Spain and UK, giving more than a thousand concerts. As something new at the time they developed a concert form, where information, anecdotes and humor were an integrated part, easening up the concert form at the time. Many established Danish composers wrote works for Duo Concertante during this period. For EMI they recorded 10 albums with a repertoire ranging from the contemporary works composed for the Duo over famous classics (Paganini, Sarasate) to cross-over projects with artists from other genres. The openness towards genres was also influential in Duo Concertantes forming Birth of a Quartet in 1988 together with trumpet player and composer Palle Mikkeborg and Double bass Player Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen. Duo Concertante also toured and recorded with Danish Pop singer Birthe Kjær and Jazz violinist Svend Asmussen.
A collection of paintings by Raouf Rifai (Harmony 2020/21 – Acrylic on canvas) is exhibited in the space allocated for the concert.