The show Ohiberritze dazzles the audience of the Festival DAutomne à Paris

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-09-19

The traditions kept in Soule-Zuberoa, the music of Maurice Ravel and this as an inspiration for a new composition by Ramon Lazkano are the elements that compose Ohiberritze, representation that premiered last Saturday in Paris at the Festival D’Automne à Paris . And the audience, which filled to the brim the emblematic Théâtre du Châtelet, surrendered to the show.

Ohiberritze, that has traveled to Paris with the help of the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Olaso Dorrea Foundation and EKE, is divided into four parts. To begin with, they  the scene was occupied by 80 performers come from Atharratze-Sorholüze (Soule) to offer a small but powerful version of the pastoral Jean Pitrau, written by Pier-Paul Berzaitz. Then the Trio Dali played the Trio for violin, cello and piano in A minor, a work of great beauty composed of Maurie Ravel in zortziko rhythm, which reveals traces of traditional Basque music present in the work of the composer from Ciboure .

Then came the premiere of Ravel (Scenes) by Ramon Lazkano, who had aroused great expectations. This new composition, which has received the support of the DSS2016 Foundation and Kursaal Eszena, is a fragment of the opera Lazkano is writing,  based on Ravel  by Jean Echenoz,

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The traditions kept in Soule-Zuberoa, the music of Maurice Ravel and this as an inspiration for a new composition by Ramon Lazkano are the elements that compose Ohiberritze, representation that premiered last Saturday in Paris at the Festival D’Automne à Paris . And the audience, which filled to the brim the emblematic Théâtre du Châtelet, surrendered to the show.

Ohiberritze, that has traveled to Paris with the help of the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Olaso Dorrea Foundation and EKE, is divided into four parts. To begin with, they  the scene was occupied by 80 performers come from Atharratze-Sorholüze (Soule) to offer a small but powerful version of the pastoral Jean Pitrau, written by Pier-Paul Berzaitz. Then the Trio Dali played the Trio for violin, cello and piano in A minor, a work of great beauty composed of Maurie Ravel in zortziko rhythm, which reveals traces of traditional Basque music present in the work of the composer from Ciboure .

Then came the premiere of Ravel (Scenes) by Ramon Lazkano, who had aroused great expectations. This new composition, which has received the support of the DSS2016 Foundation and Kursaal Eszena, is a fragment of the opera Lazkano is writing,  based on Ravel  by Jean Echenoz, a novel that focuses on the last years of the composer . The soprano Maïlys Villoutreys , the tenor Anders J. Dahlin and the Ensemble L´Instant Donné, offered an exquisite performance, and so reflected the standing ovation that followed the premiere. The audience will also have the fortune to hear other compositions by Lazkano soon, as the Festival d´Automne à Paris has scheduled two more concerts with his music as a part of the section Portrait: Ramon Lazkano:   Lurralde ..., on October 10 and Errobi-2, Egan-3, Egan, on November 17.


And the show last Saturday in Paris closed with Dantzaren Botzak: the words of Titika Rekalt in the Basque dialect from Soule or Zuberoa, led the work to a climax of music and dance: movements that renewe the Basque dance to demonstrate that the tradition remains alive . "Ohi", constant motion; "Berritze", renewal. Ohiberritze.

 

 

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