Eleftheria Arvanitaki, the leading Greek singer, chooses to present two important and unforgettable stations in her musical career, at the Herodeion.
During her great career, she has performed songs by great Greek and foreign composers, has enchanted dozens of countries abroad with her music and has marked with her unique tone, our most beautiful memories.
This year, it is a happy and historic occasion for her presence at the Herodion with the tribute to two favorites from the public and creators of albums that are now considered classics. These two valuable records, underlined in the best way the talent of the artists, while at the same time they reminded us of the value of poetic speech:
The “Songs for the months” in music by Dimitris Papadimitriou (1996)
“The time passed quickly” to music by Nikos Xydakis (2006)
“Songs for the months” is a cycle of melodic poems by Odysseas Elytis, Sappho, Maria Polydouri, Costa Karyotaki and Michalis Ghana but also folk couplets to music by Dimitris Papadimitriou.
The album “Fast time has passed” was released ten years after “Songs for the months”. Nikos Xydakis set to music poems by Sappho performed by Odysseas Elytis, but also poetry by Kostas Karyotakis, K.X. Myris and Dionysis Kapsalis, while he also participates in the album.
For the first time, these two top records – stations will be presented with the accompaniment of the internationally recognized Camerata (with whom Eleftheria Arvanitaki meets for the first time on stage), under the musical direction of the award-winning conductor, Grammy nominee, George Petrou. Two of the most important contemporary Greek composers, give us their music again and honor the close collaboration and long-term relationship with the singer.
The first part of the concert will present the album “Quickly the time has passed” with the participation on stage of Nikos Xydakis, while the second part belongs to “Songs for the months” by Dimitris Papadimitriou. In the show the songs will be presented in a new adaptation – orchestration specially designed for a large ensemble by the composer himself.
CONSERVATORY OF HERO ATTICA in the context of the ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL
Tuesday, June 29, 21:00 p.m.
With her are the musicians of the Friends of Music Camera Orchestra
Music direction: George Petrou
Nikos Xydakis is participating
The Camerata will ideally accompany the voice of Eleftheria Arvanitaki, giving the audience a lasting memory.
Dimitris Papadimitriou, “Songs for the months”
Nikos Platyrachos, “Time passed quickly”
Thomas Konstantinou, folk strings
Giannis Kyrimkiridis, piano
Costas Meretakis, folk percussion
Sound design: Haris Kremmidas, Giannis Petrolias
Lighting design: Maria Venetaki
DISTINCTED ZONE 60 € • ZONE Α΄ 50 € | ZONE Β΄ 40 € | ZONE C € 30 • UPPER DIAZOMA 25/20/15 € • STUDENT / 65+ / CALL. ASSOCIATIONS 16/12 € • DISABLED / UNEMPLOYED / STUDENT CALL. SCHOOLS 5 €
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Eleftheria Arvanitaki: Panos Giannakopoulos
Nikos Xydakis: George Spanos
Dimitris Papadimitriou: Giannis Soulis
George Petrou: Elias Sakalak