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In vain georg friedrich haas


Greek Premiere 




Kasper de Roo

Onassis Cultural Center
Starts at: 20.30


Angela Giannaki (viola)

Ali Basegmezler (viola)

Dimitris Dakovanos (bassoon)

Marios Nikolaou (percussion)
Nikos Nikopoulos (flute)

Kostas Tzekos (clarinet) 

Babis Taliadouros (percussion)

Panagiotis Tziotis (violin) 

Antonis Pratsinakis (cello)

Kostas Panagiotidis (violin)

Christos Sakellaridis (piano)

Nikos Tsoukalas (double bass)

Andreas Rolandos Theodorou (trombone)

Manos Ventouras (horn)


additional musicians

Zacharias Tarpangos (flute)

Kostas Giovanis (oboe)

Guido de Flaviis (saxophone)

Morfo Papadimitriou (violin)

Vangelis Karabas (trombone)

Spyros Tzekos (clarinet)

Giannis Gounaris (horn)

Konstantinos Raptis (accordion)

Artistic coordinator: Alexandros Mouzas
Sound design: Katerina Vamva







Ergon Ensemble under the guidance of esteemed conductor Kasper de Roo presents Georg Friedrich Haas’s In Vain (2000). 

This pioneering work takes the audience through a journey 

bringing to the fore unfamiliar elements hiding in the shadows of traditional listening. 

From blinding light to total darkness creative lighting is used to create a holistic musical experience where the Austrian composer tries to ‘articulate emotions and states of the soul so that people can embrace them as if they were their own’. 

The sense of hearing is sharpened in order to capture the way the work is constructed, bringing to mind the impossible, just as it appears in the works by the great visual artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972).

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