Concert: “Spring Gathering” – Chania 20th April

The Vamos Orchestra collaborates with me the Woodwind Quintet “Aeolos” at the “Spring Gathering” concert, with works by J.S. Bach, M. Theodorakis, and G. Koumendakis.

WHEN: Saturday, 20 April,18:30 & 21:00
WHERE: Mikis Theodorakis Theatre, Venetian Harbour, Chania  
TICKETS  € 15,- available online  (
???? Part of the proceeds of the concert will be given to “Orizontas” (Non-profit Association of Voluntary Offering and Support)

About the concert:
A meeting of the popular music of Mikis Theodorakis with the scholarly compositions of Giorgos Koumentakis – a musical collaboration that attempts to describe human suffering in the tragedy of death,but also the power to direct one’s view to the Resurrection Light.
Orchestration of the works : Thanasis Papathanasiou.

The PROGRAM in detail:

> Preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach

Woodwind Quintet “Aeolos”

> “Kassiani” by Mikis Theodorakis (excerpt)
The Byzantine trope of Kassiani polyphonically in arrangement for the Woodwind Quintet “Aeolos”

> Fates from the opera “Fonissa” by Giorgos Koumentakis
Selected excerpts from the operatic version of the great short story of Alexandros Papadiamantis.
The opera “Fonissa” by Giorgos Koumentakis was presented for the first time in 2014 and was huge success of the National Opera, an important step for modern Greek music creation.

> “Epitafios” by Mikis Theodorakis -eight poems by Yannis Ritsos describe the scene of a mother who mourns over the lifeless body of her child.
The great popular work of Mikis Theodorakis it was interpreted for the first time by Grigoris Bithikotsis.
In original orchestration for the Vamos Orchestra by Thanasis Papathanasiou, bassist Vassilis Dimakopoulos.

> “Hey Geneai Passai”
Excerpt from Good Friday eulogies, in original orchestration by Thanasis Papathanasiou for the Woodwind Quintet “Aeolos” and the Vamos Orchestra.

The play is performed vocally ( Prodromos Karadeloglou, Anna Papagiannakis Divani and Vasilis Dimakopoulos).

Source: Vamos Orchestra


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.

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