Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
Major, beloved Greek singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki presents two of her solo albums that have been widely acclaimed as examples of poetry set to music: the 1996 release Tragoudia gia tous Mines (Songs About Months), featuring poetry by Sappho, Maria Polydouri, Kostas Karyotakis, Odysseas Elytis, Michalis Ganas, and dimotika (folk) couplets, with music by Dimitris Papadimitriou, and the 2006 release Grigora i Ora Perase (Time Went By So Fast), featuring poems by Sappho (via Elytis), Karyotakis, K. H. Myris, and Dionysis Kapsalis, with music by Nikos Xydakis.
In this performance, Arvanitaki joins forces with the prolific, internationally acclaimed Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra, under the baton of award-winning, Grammy-nominated conductor George Petrou.
The album Grigora i Ora Perase will be presented in the first part of the concert, featuring Nikos Xydakis live on stage, while the second part will be dedicated to Tragoudia gia tous Mines. The songs will be presented in new covers and arrangements specially designed for a big ensemble by composer Dimitris Papadimitriou himself.
Conductor George Petrou
Arrangements Dimitris Papadimitriou (Tragoudia gia tous Mines), Nikos Platyrachos (Grigora i Ora Perase)
Sound design Haris Kremmydas, Giannis Petrolias
Lighting design Maria Venetaki
Soloists Thomas Konstantinou strings, Giannis Kyrimkyridis piano, Kostas Meretakis percussion
Also featuring Nikos Xydakis