20 Years of Musical Meditations in St. Thekla (1998–2018)

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»Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest
(Mt 11, 28)

Every Wednesday | 6 p. m. | Church of St. Thekla
1040 Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 82
Free entry!

Artistic direction: Silva Manfrè and Susanne Antonicek

 

21. 2. 2018
Katharina Dürrschmid dulcimer
Pater Pius Platz meditation

Georg Friedrich Händel Fantasia
Katharina Dürrschmid Improvisation

Vicente Adan Adagio from Divertimento segundo

 

28. 2. 2018
Susanne Kurz soprano
Elisabeth Wolfbauer mezzo-soprano
Pia Ernstbrunner alto
Silva Manfrè organ
Pater Pius Platz meditation

Hans Bauernfeind »Da Jesus in den Garten ging«. Motet
Francis Poulenc »Ave Maria« from »Dialogues of the Carmelites«
a. o.

 

7. 3. 2018
Church Choir of St. Thekla
Heiko Grüner musical direction
Silva Manfrè organ
Pater Pius Platz meditation

Jacobus Gallus »Ecce, quomodo moritur«. Motet
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy »Zum Abendsegen«
a. o.

 

14. 3. 2018
Marie-Antoinette Stabentheiner soprano
Silva Manfrè organ
Pater Pius Platz Meditation

Kurt Estermann »Mein Herz ist bereit, o Gott« for soprano and organ (Psalm 105, 2-7)
Germaine Tailleferre Nocturne for organ
Pier Damiano Peretti »Canto di una Creatura« for soprano and organ (world premiere)

 

21. 3. 2018
Ulrich Manafi clarinet
Silva Manfrè organ
Pater Pius Platz meditation

Eugène Bozza Aria for clarinet and piano (organ)
Béla Kovács »Hommage à Johann Sebastian Bach« for clarinet solo
Joseph Horovitz »Lento, quasi andante« dalla Sonatina for clarinet and piano (organ)

 

How to get here

Foto: Piaristenkirche St. Thekla © Silva Manfrè

 

Organ concert »Claudio Monteverdi and his time«

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Chorensemble Pötzleinsdorf
Silva Manfrè organ and presentation

Organ: Friedrich Deutschmann (1816, Restauration: Josef Pemmer, 2011/12)

Music by Costanzo Porta, Salomone Rossi, Girolamo Cavazzoni, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Ruggero Trofeo, Gioseffo Guami, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Picchi and Claudio Monteverdi

 

Foto: Organ of the Ägydius church (Vienna, Pötzleinsdorf) © Albert Seitlinger

Festival Musica Antica a Magnano: Organ concert

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11. 8. 2018
Saturday | 9 p. m. | Chiesa S. Giovanni Battista
Via Castello, 8
13887 Magnano (Biella, I)

Free entry!

Silva Manfrè
organ (Giovanni Bruna, 1794)

 

”Italiani … all’Estero: tracce di stile italiano nei compositori d’Oltralpe“

Georg Muffat
Toccata ottava (Apparatus musico-organisticus, 1690)
Fantasia sopra ”Sollare: lascia fare mi“ FbWV 204 (Libro Secondo di Toccate, Fantasie, Canzone, Allemande,1649)

Bernardo Pasquini
Toccata in re

Johann Kaspar Kerll
Canzona V Toccata IV cromatica con durezze e ligature Passacaglia

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in sol maggiore K 328 Sonata in do maggiore ”Pastorale“ K 513 Sonata in do maggiore K 255                                                                       

Giovanni Battista Martini
Fuga a 3 voci

Gian Francesco De Majo
Sonata II

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Andante KV 616

Gaetano Valeri
Sinfonia per Organo in re maggiore

 

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Foto: Chiesa S. Giovanni Battista, Magnano © Alessandro Vecchi

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Born in Verona (Italy), Silva Manfrè studied piano, organ and composition at the conservatory of her hometown and at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna with Michael Radulescu. She also studied musicology at the Universities of Pavia (I) and Vienna (A). She got her degree with a dissertation on the organ compositions of Arnold Schönberg, Olivier Messiaen und Paul Hindemith. Silva Manfrè attended masterclasses in particular in historical performance practice with Gaston Litaize, Guy Bovet, Bernard Brauchli, Esteban Elizondo, Harald Vogel, Lorenzo Ghielmi and Paolo Crivellaro.

International concert activities as soloist and chamber music player led her to Italy (Asiago Festival Internazionale, Festival di Musica Antica di Magnano, Organfestival of Alessandria, Rassegna »Monteverdi ai Frari«, „Gaude Barbara beata“ in Mantua, Festival Serassi, „Concerti di S. Torpete“ in Liguria and others), Austria (Wiener Orgelkonzerte, Wiener Bezirksfestwochen, Orgelkonzerte von Jeunesse und ORF / Radio Ö1, „Music for a while. Alte Musik in Bludenz“, »donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau« in Upper Austria and others), in Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland (Festival Antegnati – Bellinzona, Rassegna Organistica Valmaggese), Spain, the Principality of Andorra and in Slovenia. Silva Manfrè has also made radio recordings for the Austrian Broadcasting (ORF), radio klassik Stephansdom and the European Broadcasting Union.

Among her main interests are less known or rarely performed compositions of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the classical period as well as organ chamber music. Silva Manfrè has worked together with contemporary composers such as Michael Radulescu, Wolfgang Sauseng, Karl Schnürl, Paul Koutnik, the catalan composer Victor Estapé who wrote his composition »Landschaft mit Gesang« (Landscape with chant) for her and the spanish flutist Enric Ribalta (First performance: Vienna 2011) and Pier Damiano Peretti (First performance of »Canto di una Creatura« for soprano and organ with Marie-Antoinette Stabentheiner, Vienna, march 2018). In summer 2018 Silva Manfrè will give a master class (organ, basso continuo) at the Festival Musica Antica Magnano (Piemont, I).

Silva Manfrè was also organist at the Cappella musicale of the Cathedral of Padua (IT). She has been Organist at the »St. Thekla« Church of the Piarists in Vienna since 1998.

04/2018

 

Foto: Silva Manfrè (© Tommaso De Barbieri)