A concert by Marika Klambatsea
Marika Klambatsea – pianist, soprano and composer – is well known for her work in classical forms as well as her vocal free improvisation. The Herald Tribune described her work as “reminiscent of both Maria Callas and Janis Joplin”.
Following a visit to the concentration camp at Dachau, Marika Klambatsea has put together a collection of songs written within the camps. It is a musical journey which evokes some of the most tragic moments in human history, using as a metaphorical theme the trains used to transport millions of victims to the Nazi camps where they would meet their deaths.
– Works by Kurt Weill, Gustav Mahler, Henryk Gorecki, Nikos Harizanos, Marika Klambatsea, Aleksander Kulisiewicz, Yiddish songs and Steve Reich’s “Different Trains”.
Orchestration: Nikos Harizanos
Director: Nikos Vergitsis
Video: Panayiotis Tsagas
Marika Klambatsea piano, vocals
Socratis Anthis trumpet
Iraklis Vavatsikas accordion
Nikos Tsalikis piano
Gennadiy Bykov violin
Florenc Sulkuqi violin
Matasaru Laurentiu viola
Evgenios Bensis celo
Event organized by Marina Martinou
Production co-ordinator: Christina Tsekoura