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Mediterranean Melodies

On the 26th of June 2023, a picturesque summer evening, we celebrated our open-air summer concert together with Ravelin within the charming courtyard of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. Ravelin consists of Anita Verdonk, Josien Mennen, André Kok, Peter Verheijen, and Garry Halmans, five highly skilled musicians. Together we stepped into the world of French and Spanish melodies, filling the air with an energy that created a vibrant atmosphere and resonated beyond the last note. As the evening unfolded, a beautiful synergy emerged between the melodious Mediterranean tunes and the classical pieces. This fusion of genres showcased the harmonious blend of two distinct musical worlds, resulting in an experience that showed that when different cultures converge, something truly beautiful is born.

As we reflect on this magical evening, we are reminded of the unifying force of music and the boundless possibilities that arise when we come together in harmony. Join us on our continued journey as we explore the endless horizons of musical expression. The programme was as follows:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture from ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’
  • Gabriel FauréMasques et Bergamasques
  • Carlos Almarán, arr. Roger NieseHistoria di un Amor
  • Gabriel FauréPavane in F-sharp minor
  • Tish Hinojosa, arr. Raymond Spons Donde Voy
  • Soha Mil Pasos
  • Georges Bizet Excerpts from the ‘Carmen Suite’
  • Eddy Marney, Michel Magne, arr. Raymond Spons Cent Mille Chansons
  • Isaac AlbénizSerenata Espagnola
  • Pink MartiniUna Notte a Napoli
  • Michel Fugain & Le Big Bazar, arr. Roger NieseUne Belle Histoire
  • Hubert Giraud, Jean Dréjac, arr. Roger NieseSous le Ciel de Paris