Up-Close, Malta Arts Festival 2014
Michel Van Der Aa’s Cello concerto titled Up-Close, is the traditional interaction of soloist and ensemble which reflects a mysterious, mirror reality seen on film.
Featuring a large screen alongside the performance of solo cellist and string ensemble, the video shows an elderly lady sitting among an arrangement of chairs and music stands, paralleling the real-life version of what can be seen on stage.
Up-Close is a cello concerto duplicated and magnified until it reaches the boundary of video opera. The performance will feature soloist Konstanze van Gutzeit under the direction of Pavel Snajdr with the string orchestra of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme will also include ‘Triple Quartet’ by Steve Reich and ‘Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten’ by Arvo Pärt.
The concerto will take place on July 26 at the Ballroom in the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana and it forms part of the Malta Arts Festival 2014.
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