Echoes of Apollo, the Muses and Bacchus is a concert of Greco-Roman music that evokes the sonority and poetry of classical antiquity. It includes hymns and other musical pieces played with replicas of musical instruments built by professional luthiers from old models. The pieces are part of a surviving and fragmentary group that conserves musical notation of two millennia ago: from the Hellenistic period to the high Roman Empire.
These musical notes have been discovered in stone inscriptions, papyri and manuscripts. Good examples are the pieces that are offered in this concert: two vocal hymns of the paiàn type dedicated to the god Apollo, a series of hymns attributed to Mesomedes de Creta, a banquet song and two Bacchic pieces.
The performance obeys historical criteria and is based on the study and experimentation of written, archaeological and musicological sources. The concert is accompanied by dramatizations and evocative images that recreate the atmosphere suggested by the lyrics of the hymns and music.
Maria Gibert: lyra and epigonos
Raúl Lacilla: aulos, Pan flute and hearts
Olga Miracle: voice and percussion
Maribel Panosa: presentation, hearts and percussion
Àngels Sabaté: dramatization
Script and direction: Maribel Panosa
Tickets on sale: April 23rd.