GNO's Alternative Stage at SNFCC
From 11 in the morning until midnight
PREMIERE 16 JULY 2017
16 July 2017
Greek National Opera Alternative & Main Stage ("Stavros Niarchos" Hall)
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
No aspect of retro is looked down on at Retromania,
which will take place at all GNO venues at the Stavros Niarchos
Foundation Cultural Center, filling every single corner with a sense of
nostalgia, and all with a bold dose of humor, on Sunday, July 16, 2017,
from 11 the morning till the midnight.
the popularity as well as the artistic value of all things «retro», the
GNO’s Alternative Stage, inaugurates an annual retro festival called Retromania.
main power surely lies in the fact that it is a nostalgic look back at a
period of time we all know through the stories, sounds, images and
sensations we have been exposed to from works of art and popular culture
that the picture
of an ideal past. And all things retro are certainly making a dynamic comeback these days, redefining our relationship
with everything we had learned to consider de mode.
The Retromania events for Sunday July 16th are:
11.00 - GNO Alternative Stage
music and narrative workshop for people over the age of 65 in a
performance full of emotion and retro stories. Coordinator: Astarti
12:00 - Stavros Niarchos Hall (GNO Main Stage)
Big Band of the Military Band of Athens Concert
A jazz and latin music concert, as well as covers of Greek songs.
Conductor: Michail Hasouris
13:00 - Stavros Niarchos Hall (GNO Main Stage)
Tribute to the Thessaloniki Song Festival with the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra
Conductor: Andreas Pylarinos
14.00 - GNO Alternative Stage
We only have one voice: Retromania karaoke with the pianist Frixos Mortzos
From 14:00 to 18:00 - Stavros Niarchos Hall Backstage
The Rafi company invites us for liqueur and dance in an Athens neoclassical salon from the '30s.
Free entrance17.00 - GNO Alternative Stage
Songs for the old school ladies
A Betty Harlafti concert
Orchestration: Giannis Belonis
18:00 - GNO Alternative Stage
Stella Greka remembers
Legendary Stella Greka in a conversation with Sideris Printezis and the audience
19.00 - Stavros Niarchos Hall (GNO Main Stage)
Giorgos Psychogios improvises on Mimis Plessas
19.00 - GNO Alternative Stage
Together with Giovanna
The renowned singer of Greek popular song in songs that shaped her career.
20.00 - Stavros Niarchos Hall (GNO Main Stage)
Greek operetta gala with the ERT National Symphony Orchestra
A Greek operetta panorama, where nostalgia meets retro in a new context.
Conductor: Anastasios Symeonidis
21.00 - GNO Alternative Stage
Angelos Papadimitriou forgets
Papadimitriou sings old popular songs, accompanied by pictures of his
works of art. A funny, but also moving and nostalgic performance.
22.00 - Stavros Niarchos Hall (GNO Main Stage)
Popular songs of the Interwar Period - A concert with Argyris Bakirtzis, Michalis Siganidis, Kostas Vomvolos and Evi Mazi
music from the Interwar Period meet Argyris Bakirtzis and the members
of the Heimerinoi Kolymvites (Winter Swimmers) group in an unexpected
stage meetup at the Stavros Niarchos Hall.
22.00 - GNO Alternative Stage
Penny Baltatzi, All in the retro-blend
Penny Baltatzi finds the retro element in swing, rumba and mambo,
bringing into dialogue the small graphic streets of Piraeus with the