CAMERATA EUROPÆA (CE) encourages the dialogue between European countries through the universal language of music, offering insight into the cultural treasures of Europe today. The European motto Unity in Diversity can hardly be so well observed and understood as within the culture of classical music. CE explores together with its audiences the extraordinary diversity and depth of European culture, while celebrating the ideals of harmony and unity, which will always be the essence of the EU. more

CE inspires! Based on our recent approach, we not only focus on European music, but also on the connection between different genres by merging music and art. Within the Camerata Europæa (CE) programmes, music, art, culture, and lifestyle each find their own and unique place. By emphasizing the cultural dialogue we facilitate the access to art and music in our daily lives. The diverse events take the audience on an experimental and innovative journey through European cultures and artists, who enrich our lives with their charism and take an influence on our environment, are portrayed. Additionally, our calendar now presents – next to the CE-concerts, which are committed to the issues addressed by the  European Agenda for Culture – selected events with European contexts. more

The Camerata Europæa (CE) presents as a part of its annual program 2021, a cultural project under the motto ‘Odyssey‘, honoring forms of classic art and fusing them with various future tendencies and trends into an innovative program. The artistic series Camerata Experimental, Camerata Mobile and the Festival of Culture serve as the tools for bringing the motto’s deeper meaning closer to the European audience. 

MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, NEW MEDIA
Works by Claude Debussy, Philip Glass, Benjamin Britten, Stavros Lantsias, Evanthia Reboutsika
CAMERATA EUROPÆA | Maria Makraki, Conductor 

October 2, 2021 | Blackmore Music Theatre | Berlin, Germany
October 30, 2021 | Haus der Musik | Innsbruck, Austria
December 18, 2021 | Megaron Athens, Polychoros Hall | Athens, Greece *(due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, the performance of ‘Odyssey‘ in Megaron Athens will be canceled)   more

LA FLEUR DE CACTUS *(due to the new COVID-19 restrictions in Innsbruck, the performances of ‘La Fleur de Cactus‘ in Brux Theatre will be postponed)  

Cactus Flower is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Gene Saks and starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn, who won an Academy Award for her performance. The screenplay was adapted by I. A. L. Diamond from the 1965 Broadway play of the same name written by Abe Burrows, which in turn was based upon the French play Fleur de cactus by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy. Cactus Flower was the ninth highest-grossing film of 1969.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE (premiere)
27.11.2021 (premiere), 3/4/5/6/7/8.12.2021 at 7.30 pm (on Sunday 5.12.2021 at 6 pm) | Brux Theater (Wilhelm Greil Strasse 23) | Innsbruck, Austria

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TIME *(due to the new COVID-19 restrictions in Innsbruck, the performance of ‘Time‘ in Haus der Musik will be postponed) 

Camerata Europæa (CE), inspired by the kaleidoscope of unique current events in the world, presents a cultural program for the year 2022 under the motto TIME. The aim of CE is to create an artistic meeting with the essence of time, the perception of time and the sense of time, which touches us all deeply and makes us think.

MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, NEW MEDIA
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 7:30 pm | Haus der Musik | Innsbruck, Austria 
Works by Ralph Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending" for solo violin & strings,
Minas Borboudakis "Σ cassiopeia" for metallic percussion & strings,
James Tenney "Having never written a note for percussion",
Astor Piazzolla "The Four Seasons"
CAMERATA EUROPÆA | Richard Putz, Percussion Solo | Anna Barbara Kastelewicz, Violin | Maria Makraki, Conductor more

ODYSSEY *(due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, the performance of ‘Odyssey‘ in Megaron Athens will be canceled)  

MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, NEW MEDIA
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 7 pm | Megaron The Athens Concert Hall (SFM), Multipurpose Room | Athens, Greece
Works by Benjamin Britten 'Simple Symphony', Philip Glass 'Glassworks', Stavros Lantsias 'The River of Time, The Prelude of Return, The Waltz of the Eyes', Evanthia Reboutsika 'Stathmos, Through You'
CAMERATA EUROPÆA ATHENS | Dimitris Hountis, Oboe | Stavros Lantsias, Piano | Elle Eisner, Performance | Maria Makraki, Conductor
FILM 9:00 pm | 'Odyssey-A Journey of Passion' by Nikos Alevras more

Gender issues in the orchestra 'A rethink is necessary'
Interview with conductor Maria Makraki: Gender parity takes time and political support

Elias Canetti remarked decades ago: 'There is no more vivid expression of power than the activity of a conductor.' Conducting is still mostly a male domain. Only a few women are leaders in professional orchestras. How far are we with equality at the conducting desk? A conversation with Maria Makraki, conductor of the Berlin-based Camerata Europæa. more

From February 15, 2022 the following vacancies are being announced: 

  • An internship in the field of Cultural Management
  • An internship in the field of Press & PR
  • An internship in the field of Cultural & Linguistics 
  • An internship in the field of Musicology
  • An internship in the field of Orchestra Management
  • An internship in the field of Marketing

Please send your portfolio to Camerata Europæa per E-mail at info@camerata.eu. more

The Camerata Europæa (CE) invites young composers from all over the world to apply for the academy of the Camerata Europæa’s up to one-year promotion scheme Composers in Residence | Composer of the Month. Participation is possible for students of composition or composers from Europe and overseas who correspond to the aim of the Camerata Europæa to support the development of contemporary music in Europe. Participants should not have completed the 35th year of age at the deadline of application. Interested composers are requested to send the complete application to Camerata Europæa until June 30, 2022. more

The Camerata Europæa (CE) invites young artists from all over the world to apply for the academy of the Camerata Europæa’s up to one-year promotion scheme Artists in Residence | Artist of the MonthParticipation is possible for artists from Europe and overseas who correspond to the aim of the Camerata Europæa to support the development of contemporary music in Europe. Programme highlight is invariably a solo performances by alternating musicians with the CE-Ensembles. The Artists in Residence | Artist of the Month programme provides artists with the opportunity to perform works by different genres, such as music, visual arts or acting. Participants should not have completed the 35th year of age at the deadline of application. Interested artists are requested to send the complete application to Camerata Europæa until June 30, 2022. more

The Camerata Europæa (CE) invites professional highly qualified musicians to participate in a series of concerts, that will be held by CAMERATA EUROPÆA ATHENS (CE-ATHENS) on the artistic season 2021/2022  in Athens. The open call is in the following individual instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Oboe, Clarinet, Basson, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion

Interested musicians are requested to send the complete application to Camerata Europæa by e-mail by June 30, 2022. For any further information please contact us at info@camerata.eu. more

THEMA 104.6 FMENAS KOSMOS ELLADA - HEPHAESTUSWIEN
The internationally recognized conductor Maria Makraki, who unfolds the thread of her life, refers to the most important stages in her career, the difficulties of a conductor, her cooperation with prominent orchestras, her plans and dreams, and her role as artistic director of the European Festival of Culture, the Athens Regain Contemporary Music Festival and the Camerata Europæa. more

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