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GNO Children’s Chorus
Featuring members of the GNO children’s chorus
Ancient Greek Music Concert with the Chrysea Formix ensemble
Programme’s curator and adaptation Nikos Xanthoulis
Singing – Narrator
Ancient Lyre- Narrator
With the participation of members of the GNO Ballet
Starts at: 19.30 |
GNO’s active Children’s Chorus presents a wonderful summer concert, under the direction of Konstantina Pitsiakou. Members of the GNO Children’s Chorus, accompanied by piano, will perform traditional songs, songs of Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok and Theodoros Antoniou, Mikis Theodorakis’ children’s song ”What do I want”, and Manos Hadjidakis’ compositions “Mother and Sister”, “A Mother Mary” and “The children down the plain”.
Despite having been lost for over 1600 years, the idea of the ancient Greek lyre has ran through the European music creation and the music art of the near East. In Chrysea Formix ensemble’s performance Ancient sounds - Today’s music, ancient lyre will be revived through the magical sounds of its chords and will interact,on the one hand, with two classical instruments, a violin and a cello, and on the other hand, with the Greek language, insisting to seek the universe’s harmony in ancient and more recent melodies. The choreography is a signature piece of talented choreographer and dancer Marianna Kavallieratou, in her first collaboration with the GNO.
All of Greece, One culture
Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece
This summer the Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece. In response to the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to make use of the archaeological sites across the country during this difficult summer, the Greek National Opera participates in the new institution All of Greece, One culture with a series of events highlighting its multifaceted artistic mark, curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis.
From 18 July to 15 September, 20 different music, opera, operetta and dance programmes and tributes will visit 70 archaeological sites, in a total of 111 performances. Under the unprecedented conditions we are all facing, the events will mark the return to the relationship between the artists and the audience, and will be held in compliance with the instructions and guidelines of the competent authorities.
In these 20 programmes proposed by the GNO and organized in 6 cycles, emphasis is given on the Greek music creation, from traditional songs to sophisticated music, including selections from opera and classical music that remain staples in the GNO repertory, while dance is also present through the participation of members of the GNO Ballet.