INSPIRATION  CONNECTION  INNOVATION
17. April – 09. May 2021

nexTus Legacy

8th–9th May

Before the festival and our performers sail off into the sunset, we want to leave you with our festival legacy: a spotlight on two themes, which if given more attention, could make the world a better, fairer place! Female composers for many reasons have been kept out of the limelight. This final Saturday of the festival is dedicated to these female composers and voices who have striven to be heard in what is still a male-dominated artistic world. Female composers will be presented, alongside important feminine stories, and BYOM’s own composer Antonija Pacek will play her compositions emphasising the plight of the world’s oceans and paving the way for Sunday’s theme – nature. The environment and our swift destruction of the planet deserve our urgent attention. The programmes dedicated to birdsong, woods, and oceans remind us of our responsibility to care for and guard our beautiful, natural world. With the end of the festival, our work does not end here; no, our work is only just about to start!

Saturday 8th May - Ladies' Day

Flesh -
female voices of the 21st century

Ghenadie Rotari - Accordion

Flesh - female voices of the 21st century

Always striving to enrich the solo accordion repertoire, this innovative recital by Ghenadie Rotari showcases the work of three very different contemporary female composers.

ghenadierotari.com
Heike Matthiesen

Guitar Ladies

Heike Matthiesen - Guitar

Guitar Ladies

Searching for the repertoire of the future, Heike Matthiesen presents this recital of brand new pieces written by female composers from around the world, combined with masterpieces of a new canon.

heikematthiesen.com

Opera Triptychon:
A quarantine story

Natalia Hurst - Soprano / Performer

Opera Triptychon:
A quarantine story

This multimedia performance for soprano and motion graphics uses operatic arias to show the different facets of a woman’s life in quarantine - relationship, different kinds of gender-specific violence and the women’s movement.

onepoint.fm: Natalia Hurst

Save the Sea

Antonija Pacek - Pianist & Composer

Save the Sea

Neo-classical composer and pianist Antonija Pacek embraces and heals with her music, choosing this programme to inspire people to take care not to pollute the sea - a source of healing for both spirit and soul.

antonijapacek.com
Flesh - female voices of the 21st century Ghenadie Rotari - Accordion

Always striving to enrich the solo accordion repertoire, this innovative recital by Ghenadie Rotari showcases the work of three very different contemporary female composers.


ghenadierotari.com

Guitar Ladies Heike Matthiesen - Guitar

Searching for the repertoire of the future, Heike Matthiesen presents this recital of brand new pieces written by female composers from around the world, combined with masterpieces of a new canon.

heikematthiesen.com

Opera Triptychon: A quarantine story Natalia Hurst - Soprano / Performer

This multimedia performance for soprano and motion graphics uses operatic arias to show the different facets of a woman’s life in quarantine - relationship, different kinds of gender-specific violence and the women’s movement.

onepoint.fm: Natalia Hurst

Save the Sea Antonija Pacek - Pianist & Composer

Neo-classical composer and pianist Antonija Pacek embraces and heals with her music, choosing this programme to inspire people to take care not to pollute the sea - a source of healing for both spirit and soul.


antonijapacek.com

Sunday 9th May - Reflecting Nature

Birds and Nature

Elisabeth Möst - Flute

Birds and Nature

Composers over the last four centuries have been fascinated by birds and their song. Petris Vasks defines birds as "a bridge between the earth and heaven"; Elisabeth will present compositions from the past 70 years, inspired by birdsong.

elisabeth-moest.de
Sofia Livotov

Fair world, where are you?

Sofia Livotov - Soprano
Prajna Indrawati - Piano

Fair world, where are you?

Through this innovative lecture-recital that addresses the issues of climate crisis with the help of nature-inspired art songs and neoclassical electronic music, Soprano Sofia Livotov inspires the audience to take action for a sustainable future and to commemorate the connection between nature and music.

sofialivotov.com
prajnaindrawati.com

The Swan’s Way

Natalia Williams-Wandoch - Piano

The Swan’s Way

The concert will feature a short presentation about swans visiting the Fenland in the UK, including two piano miniatures inspired by them and one further piece highlighting the plight of the natural world on a global scale.

nataliawilliamswandoch.co.uk

Dream of Nature

Anastasia Kozlova - Violin
Eva Tebbe - Harp

Dream of Nature

Lumen Ensemble combines the radically different sound worlds of harp and violin to create a daring programme, where elements of folk melodies and nostalgia come together in an inimitable way, connecting with nature and expressing a desire for a different place and time.

lumenensemble.com
Birds and Nature
Elisabeth Möst - Flute


Composers over the last four centuries have been fascinated by birds and their song. Petris Vasks defines birds as "a bridge between the earth and heaven"; Elisabeth will present compositions from the past 70 years, inspired by birdsong.


elisabeth-moest.de

Fair world, where are you? Sofia Livotov - Soprano
Prajna Indrawati - Piano

Through this innovative lecture-recital that addresses the issues of climate crisis with the help of nature-inspired art songs and neoclassical electronic music, Soprano Sofia Livotov inspires the audience to take action for a sustainable future and to commemorate the connection between nature and music.

sofialivotov.com / prajnaindrawati.com

The Swan’s Way Natalia Williams-Wandoch - Piano

The concert will feature a short presentation about swans visiting the Fenland in the UK, including two piano miniatures inspired by them and one further piece highlighting the plight of the natural world on a global scale.

nataliawilliamswandoch.co.uk

Dream of Nature Lumen Ensemble: Anastasia Kozlova - Violin; Eva Tebbe - Harp

Lumen Ensemble combines the radically different sound worlds of harp and violin to create a daring programme, where elements of folk melodies and nostalgia come together in an inimitable way, connecting with nature and expressing a desire for a different place and time.

lumenensemble.com