Blending Portuguese folk tradition with classical music, Eira is a 25 minute setting of original texts and music by Rafael Fraga. Inspired in the essence of Azorean popular poetry and vocal music, Eira pursues innovative languages and sound universes, after several months of research, compositional and poetic work.
Eira will now be recorded and brought to public, in two open rehearsal sessions.
Go to Eira's web page
Saturday, July 9: 12 - 13.30h
Sunday, July 10: 12 - 13.30h
Haitinkzaal, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Music and Lyrics by Rafael Fraga
Barbara Kits | Soprano
Konradin Herzog | Music direction
Rafael Fraga | Portuguese guitar
Karolina Ogrodowska | Flute
Mor Levin | Clarinet
Alexander van Eerdewijk | Oboe
Ryoko Imai | Percussion
Anna Steinkogler | Harp
Paul Medeiros | Violin
Johanneke Haverkate | | Violin
Hannah Strijbos | Viola
Ketevan Roinishvili | Cello
Santiago Botero Rodriguez | Double bass
Kaveh Vares | Executive production
Tjeerd Schils | Sound engineering
Eira is me possible by a grant from the Governo Regional dos Açores (Bolsas de Criação Artística).