Polkas, waltzes and mazurkas flood the Christos Lambrakis Hall of the Athens Concert Hall, played by the masterful musicians of the Camerata Orchestra under the baton of the renowned maestro George Petrou. This is the concert that all of Athens has been eagerly awaiting in order to give an inspiring start to the New Year with hopeful music from the opera “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, the operetta “Die Fledermaus” as well as internationally beloved waltzes, polkas and mazurkas. It’s almost a sure bet that most of the audience will be silently singing along in their seats.
A “Bohème” which has conquered audiences and critics alike
There still remain two more performances, on the 3rd and 5th of January, of the loveliest musical-theatrical work of this past year, an astounding revival and reinterpretation of Puccini’s beloved opera “La Bohème”, set in Athens’ own Bohemian Exarchia. Declared an instant masterpiece by audiences and critics, everyone who has thus far attended this work, with the inspired leadership of Graham Vick and the artistic and musical direction of Elias Voudouris and Vladimiros Symeonidis, who rotated these key roles between themselves – have raved about the production and will surely remember it for months and years to come. For those lucky enough to attend – don’t miss it!
Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti at the Onassis Cultural Centre
On January 11, two extraordinary musicians, the clarinetist Davis and the cellist Uitti will interpret – with their characteristic flare and passion – works by two outstanding 20th-century Italian composers, Giacinto Scelsi and Salvatore Sciarrino. As has been their custom during the seven years of their collaboration, the two musicians will explore and bring to light other perspectives of these great composers’ work – and will take us along with them on this journey.