Parklife: Takis Barberis, Petroloucas Chalkias


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Music returns to the Panoramic Steps of the SNFCC

The Parklife concert series returns to dress up the summer in music! In keeping with all the necessary protection measures, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center welcomes the audience at the Panoramic Steps, to a varied musical program with a view over the Stavros Niarchos Park.  

Our first guests are two distinctive artists with a long musical career. On Saturday, June 5, at 21:00, the acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer Takis Barberis and the living legend of the clarinet Petroloucas Chalkias join forces in a concert that promises to be unforgettable. 26 years after their first official collaboration on Takis Barberis' record Episodes, the two virtuosos will explore the many places where jazz and Greek traditional music meet. Two ostensibly incongruous musical genres that, nonetheless, bear many similarities in their scales, rhythms, and the intimacy of their improvisations. 

A pioneer in fusing jazz with elements of musical traditions such as Greek, Indian, and blues-rock, Takis Barberis is now an acclaimed electric guitarist with a penchant for improvisation, as well as a multitalented composer. 

The name of Petroloucas Chalkias is synonymous to the sound of the clarinet. Having learned to play the instrument at age 11, he now has over 75 years of live appearances and recordings under his belt, as one of the most popular performers on the Greek music scene. 

At the concert that they will hold at the SNFCC, the two artists will be supported by three master musicians who have made a name for themselves both in Greece and abroad: pianist and keyboard player Manos Saridakis, tabla (an Indian percussion instrument) soloist Giannis Zannis, and double bass player George Georgiadis

For yet another year, the Parklife series of events holds many wonderful summer surprises for the friends of the SNFCC, bringing them entertainment while it quenches their thirst for live events. 


The opportunity to attend the concert, in compliance with all necessary measures of safety in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, will be given to a limited number of viewers, through advance booking online.

Saturday 05/06, 21.00

*Viewers are advised to bring a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.

Zone A: €10, Concessions €5
Zone B: €5 (limited visibility)

Ticket pre-sales open on Monday 31/5 at 10.00.

Pre-sale points:

  • online through the Ticket Services website
  • by telephone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)


The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.


Concessions tickets of 5€ are available to students, peopled aged 65+, children and young people aged 6-18 years old, the unemployed, Persons with Disabilities along with their companion, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea. On the day of the concert, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, certification of disability, utility bill for residents of Kallithea). 


Important information:

  • There is a purchase limit of up to four tickets per person.
  • Doors open at 20.00.
  • Visitors are advised to be at the location 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • Pre-registration is required for both adults and children. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.


Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.


Panoramic Steps

Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Event Date
Saturday 5 June 2021

time: 21:00

Ticket Prices
Zone A: 10€, 5€ reduced rate tickets (*)
Zone B: 5€ (limited visibility)

(*) Reduced-rate tickets (€5) are available for students, seniors 65+, children and young people aged 6-18, unemployed, large families and Kallithea municipality residents.

Points of sale
- online:
- online:
- call center: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)

Printing your tickets

Please download your tickets in a PDF form. You may print them or have them stored into your mobile phone, in order to check in on the day of the event.

Important Information
  • There is a purchase limit of up to four tickets per person.
  • Doors open at 20:00
  • Please be at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the start of the event.
  • For your own safety, the use of a mask is compulsory during the whole event.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no option to purchase tickets at the venue at the time of the event.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

Booking period

- Pre-sale starts on Tuesday 1/6 at 14:00

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