At the Arriaga Theatre, poet Xabier Lete made one of his final public appearances. This was in 2010, at the end of his book presentation tour for “Egunsentiaren esku izoztuak,” (Frozen hands at dawn) and in the presence of musician Joxan Goikoetxea. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, Goikoetxea has premièred and released HESIA URRATURIK (Breaking the fence),a symphonic-choral oratorio that reconstructs a careful selection of his texts and melodies in the shape of an allegory.

The Oratorio, which lasts approximately 65 minutes, is divided into 13 parts and invites us to relive and delve into various aspects and stages of an artist who knew how to capture his existentialist concerns and doubts like few others: passion, faith, despair, homeland, nostalgia, love, solidarity, reconciliation, redemption, hope…

Goikoetxea therefore returns to the “Literatura eta Musika euskaraz” (Basque Literature and Music) cycle, the framework of that famous presentation, in chamber format to offer a distinctive adaptation of this work. To do so, he will be aided by Landarbaso Abesbatza, an organisation with a solid track record that has played a vital role in driving and bringing this initiative to fruition. The select group that will play this version, which will be premièred for the occasion, includes tenor and soprano soloists Beñat Egiarte and Klara Mendizabal, as well as violinist Xabier de Felipe.

The team

Author: Joxan Goikoetxea
Accordion and keyboards: Joxan Goikoetxea
Violin: Xabier de Felipe
Tenor: Beñat Egiarte
Soprano: Klara Mendizabal
Child Soloist: Anne Barrón
Choir: Landarbaso Abesbatza
Choir Conductor: Iñaki Tolaretxipi


Day 14 - 19:30h.


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