Spoudassato Moussikin
Alternative Stage
Spoudassato Moussikin

Concerts - Tribute to Manolis Kalomiris

1 October 2023
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Performed by students and graduates of the Athens Conservatoire

Artistic curator: Philippos Tsalahouris

Alternative Stage


Spoudassato Moussikin

Tribute to Manolis Kalomiris

Available Dates

  • 01 Oct 2023


Works by Manolis Kalomiris and students of the Athens Conservatoire

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center 

As part of its partnership with the Athens Conservatoire

Starts at: 19.30  | clock

Free admission upon priority vouchers



Alternative Stage founding donor



“The goal of music is to give life to dreams on the one hand and to represent life as a dream on the other”. — Manolis Kalomiris

A different aspect of the formidable founder of the Greek National Music School than the one that is usually shown is revealed in this concert of the Athens Conservatoire that will be held as part of its partnership with the GNO Alternative Stage. The programme focuses on the lyrical and inward-looking qualities of the famous creator of the Symphony of Leventia (Valiance) and The Master Builder.

Students and recent graduates of Greece’s oldest music education institution perform works for piano and chamber ensembles covering more than 25 years of musical activity of the prolific Greek composer Manolis Kalomiris (from before he settled in Vienna at the age of 19 to his mid-70s) and reveal the tender and melancholic qualities of his writing. The instrumental compositions interweave with enchanting songs to lyrics by poet Kostis Palamas and Kalomiris himself, among which stands out the rare French version of Je t’aime: Iambes et anapestes – Partie A, for voice, violin and piano. Moreover, along with this special collection of Kalomiris’ works, the concert will also feature two new works written by composition students of the Athens Conservatoire, especially for this occasion and based on themes of the composer.

The importance of the younger generation of musicians presenting these works lies in offering a new, fresh look onto these historical pages of Greek music, connecting Kalomiris’ work with the future while also underlining the continuity of Greek musical creation and the fertile influence of the past heritage on the present, as a source of inspiration.