A new cantata by Mario Pagotto – THEÓS – will receive its world premiere on Monday 11 November at Duomo Concattedrale di San Marco, Pordenone, Italy.
Theós is a commission from the 28th edition of Festival di Musica Sacra FVG, and has duration of 50 minutes.
Theós is a musical reflection, the search for a path, among the many possible, within spirituality. Despite the evident secularization of our society, it sometimes appears as an indispensable requirement and one that cannot be ignored. The music, the most impalpable among the arts, penetrates the texts of the same Pagotto and leads through a network of quotations from works of mystical authors belonging to different eras and different religious denominations. Other texts are taken from the Paradise of Dante Alighieri and from the book of Qoelet (the biblical Ecclesiastes) whose Vanitas vanitatum, which has had so much influence in the western cultural conscience (an example for all the Canto to itself of Leopardi) leaves the horizon boundless, open to every personal and intimate interpretation.Mario Pagotto
The world premiere of Theós will be performed by the Virtuoso Soloits of New York with direction and conduction by Mario Pagotto.
Monday 11 November 2019
Duomo Concattedrale di San Marco, Pordenone
THEÓS Cantata spirituale
Musica e drammaturgia di Mario Pagotto
Francesca Paola Geretto e Nataša Trček soprani
Giulio Raffin voce recitante
VIRTUOSO SOLOISTS OF NEW YORK
Courtney Miller oboe, corno inglese, duduk
Samuel Brandão Marques clarinetto, clarinetto basso
Yoni Avi Battat viola e oud
Gracie Keith violoncello
Edoardo Carpenedo pianoforte
Inês Andrade sintetizzatore
Elia Andrea Corazza sound design e programmazione elettronica
MARIO PAGOTTO direttore e concertatore
PARTE PRIMA: DELLA CONTEMPLAZIONE
PARTE SECONDA: DEL FUOCO MISTICO
PARTE TERZA: DELLA VISIONE
PARTE QUARTA: DEL CASTIGO
PARTE QUINTA: VANITAS