Nerida Quartet at B & M Theocharakis Foundation

Athina, Greece

16 February 20:30

From Monday, February 12th to Friday, February 16th, 2024, the Nerida Quartet from Germany and Switzerland will spend a week in residence at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation with trainers from the Foundation, a MERITA platform member who will accompany them in the development of their projects on the chosen topic “Music and other arts.” This residency culminates in a concert on February 15th.

Saskia Niehl, violin
Nevena Tochev, violin
Grace Leehan, viola
Nadja Reich, cello

Sasha Voulgari , narration


Through the music of Franz Schubert and George Crumb, and the telling of traditional and contemporary dark tales by Sasha Vougari, the audience will be invited to navigate dark mysterious worlds and explore the emotions and associations that will be evoked by the pairing of traditional storytelling and music.

The Nerida Quartet, driven by the aftermath of the pandemic and the ongoing wars taking place in Europe – and beyond – but also by the tumultuous period of sadness, death, violence and darkness we are going through, strives to lead the audience to a form of catharsis, which it is also one of the fundamental elements and purposes of art.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - String Quartet No.14, Death and the Daughter (1824)
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo Allegro molto
IV. Presto

George Crumb (1929-2022) - Black Angels: Thirteen Images From a Dark Land (1970)
1. Departure
Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects(tutti)
Sounds of Bones and Flutes(trio)
Lost Bells(duo)
Devil-music (solo)
Danse Macabre (duo)
2. Absence
Pavana Lachrymae (trio)
Threnody II: Black Angels! (tutti)
Sarabanda de la Muerte Oscura (trio)
Lost Bells(Echo) (duo)
3. Return
God-music (solo)
Ancient Voices(duo)
Ancient Voices(Echo) (trio)
Threnody III: Night of the Electric Insects( all)


"Oral history based on folk legends" by Sasha Voulgari
"Women with pink wreaths" from the book "Women who return" by Chrysostomos Tsaprailis, Antipodes Publications

Event Info

Date & Time

16 February (Friday)


Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 9, Athens, Greece