ROKKA Festival 13th – 31st August, with full moon concert “Carmina Burana” on 31st August

Since 2003 this village of Rokka has celebrated the August full moon with an exceptional musical event held at its archaeological site overlooking the Rokka Gorge. Faced with the growing success of the event and in order to satisfy a wider audience, the village of Rokka has extended its program of cultural and artistic activities, in particular by offering workshops around music and crafts.

13th August at 21.00 concert with Marina Satti.

The festival ends with the spectacular full moon concert at the archeological site of Rokka on 31st August at 21.00:
CARMINA BURANA by the German composer Carl Orff.
Free entrance.

The soloists Maya Mourignelli (soprano), Antonis Koroneos (tenor), Federico Longhi (baritone), the “Phonodia” Vocal Ensemble and the Choral Group of the Heraklion Music School (taught by Ioannis Idomenes) will perform in this great evening, as well as the Choral Ensemble of Heraklion (taught by Yannis Protopas), the Academic Choir of the Youth of Athens (taught by Nikos Maliaras), the Youth Choir of the Heraklion Regional Unit (conducted by Lena Hadjigeorgiou) and the Percussion and Piano Ensemble of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens, under the musical direction of the important Greek conductor Myron Michaelides. This is a production of the Heraklion Cultural Conference Centre which was presented with great success last June.

Useful tips: Bring a pillow to sit on and a light jacket.


Bus services (KTEL) to/from Rokka village on Thursday, 31 August

Cost per trip: 5 euros | Departure times: 19.00 (from Chania), 20.00 (from Kissamos) |Return from Rokka village to Kissamos and Chania: After the end of the concert

Source: gortesrokkas.gr


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