Program for Dec 12: poets musicians

Panos Gklistis and I rehearsed yesterday for our December 12th live streamed Poetry in Concert.

10.30 Vancouver. 11.30 Yellowknife. 12.30 Red Lake. 13.30 Montreal. 14.30 Halifax. 15.00 Corner Brook. 18.30 London. 19.30 Amsterdam. 20.30 Athens

Panos has thoughtfully chosen piano miniatures and we’ll present poetry selections from my four collections plus music in an ongoing flow. I’ll also read a few new poems but we’ll start with a Dutch poem that I translated into English: “poets musicians.”

Below is the program for the one hour event and you can register for free here. All are welcome.

Panos Gklistis Pianist

Eleonore Schönmaier Narrator


poets musicians (Gerrit Kouwenaar translated by Eleonore Schönmaier)

The Poet Speaks (Der Dichter Spricht) Robert Schumann from Kinderszenen op.15

New Poems 

Let us be





Erik Satie, Petite Ouverture à Danser

from Treading Fast Rivers



What we don’t think of packing


Leos Janacek, On an overgrown path, book 1 no.10 ‘The barn owl hasn’t flown away’

from Wavelengths of Your Song 


What gets blown in


Bathing of the black horse



Kiwi Spotting

Ottorino Respighi, Notturno 

from Dust Blown Side of the Journey 

When I reach


Love Letters



Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude op.34 no.14


When the crumbs


from Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete 

Tasting the fallen sky

Manos Hadjidakis, Rhythmology, 9/8

At the ends

Johnny on the Spot

Manos Hadjidakis, Rhythology, 11/8

As the sand lines our pockets


Panos Gklistis is a Greek composer, pianist and performer. He has participated as a pianist, composer and stage performer in several solo and chamber music concerts, film and theater productions, installations and recordings. His main focus is to enrich his artistic language in order to communicate in a more simple, direct and intimate way with the audience. He is also particularly interested in new music theater. As a result he has created his own staged pieces, among others, “A Bloody Fruity Opera” -a staged work for pianist/actor, electronics and recorded narrator-, “Jacques de Slak”- a children’s opera for 6 voices and 4 instrumentalists – “When Green turns to Grey”-a staged work for two puppets, a pianist/actor, an actress, tape and small ensemble. Moreover,  he has been organizing the annual interdisciplinary festival “Evenings Without Wanda”(2015-2019), he is a member of DollyPop piano Duo with Theofilos Lamprianidis, Trio Bosklank together with Sara Moreira Marques (soprano) and Daphne Caffa (clarinetist), AKOM ensemble (contemporary and new music ensemble) and IAL collective (which focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations and has organized improvisation as a point of departure).

Eleonore Schönmaier’s latest collection is Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). Wavelengths of Your Song (MQUP, 2013) was published in German translation as Wellenlängen deines Liedes in 2020 by parasitenpresse (Cologne).  Dust Blown Side of the Journey (MQUP, 2017) was a finalist for the Eyelands Book Awards (Greece). Treading Fast Rivers (MQUP) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. She has won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, the Earle Birney Prize, and the National Broadsheet Contest 2019, among others.She was published in the League of Canadian Poets Poem in Your Pocket Day Brochure in 2018, 2019 and 2021, and in the the Academy of American Poets Poem in Your Pocket Day brochure in 2018 and 2021. Widely anthologised in the United States and Canada she has also been published in Best Canadian Poetry. Her poetry has been set to music by Canadian, Dutch, Scottish, American and Greek composers and she has performed her poetry in concert with The New European Ensemble among others