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September 2018

Dancing with the Nations / Ensemble Diverse & Bizarre (Greece)

September 20, 2018, 2019 at 8:30 pm EEST
Sphendonē Theater Athens, Makri 4, Athens 11742 Greece + Google Map

M. Marais, F. Couperin and J. F. Rebel, composers of the Chambers of King Louis XIV have composed, among others, Trios and Sonatas...

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Songs of Love and Farewell / Vocal Ensemble cantoLX (Luxembourg)

September 21, 2018, 2019 at 8:30 pm EEST
Sphendonē Theater Athens, Makri 4, Athens 11742 Greece + Google Map

A colorful and varied program of Italian vocal music from the early 17th century, that reveals the passions and emotions of the human soul. Works from: C.Monteverdi, G.Frescobaldi, D. Belli, B. Strozzi.

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J.S.Bach meets Armenian Medieval Music / Varvara Manukyan & Grigor Arakelian (Armenia)

September 22, 2018, 2019 at 8:30 pm EEST
Sphendonē Theater Athens, Makri 4, Athens 11742 Greece + Google Map

The programme includes compositions of J.S. Bach and Armenian traditional and sacred Medieval music in arrangements of  Komitas and Grigor Arakelian. 

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Mythic Ticket / Maria Palaska & Lee Santana (Greece – USA)

September 23, 2018, 2019 at 8:30 pm EEST
Sphendonē Theater Athens, Makri 4, Athens 11742 Greece + Google Map

The mythical place of Arcadia in Greece, where most of the Greek and Roman Myths take place, have been an inspiration for English composers from T. Campion and J. Dowland to H. Purcell.

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September 2019

Il viaggio musicale – Focus on the Concerto / Artemandoline Ensemble (Luxembourg)

September 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm EEST
Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5
Athens, 105 56 Greece

During the Baroque period concertos for mandolin were highly appreciated, as confirmed by the countless manuscripts to be found in European libraries. Starting in Naples the mandolin spread rapidly throughout Italy and all over Europe. In this programme with works by: F. Caroso, Arrigoni, Trento, Piccone, Romaldi, Dall’Abacco, Vivaldi, Brescianello, Merula, Falconieri and Reali, an incredible freedom takes hold, speed, virtuosity. A repertoire full of energy: a hymn to the emotions. Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble: Juan…

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Mediterranean Blend / Mezzo Ensemble (Israel)

September 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm EEST
Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5
Athens, 105 56 Greece
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Sephardic  songs and Villancicos of the 15th and 16th century from the Iberian Peninsula. Works for the guitar from Gaspar Sanz and Italian scherzi & arias of Claudio Monteverdi & Girolamo Frescobaldi. The Mezzo Ensemble creates a unique “blend” of Mediterranean flavors. Mezzo Ensemble: Ye’ela Avital, Soprano Doret Florentin, Recorders Gideon Brettler, Baroque guitar Davina Florentin, Percussion   TICKETS

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Songs for The Lady / Εlektra Papasimakis & Stefanie Köpfler-Bertels (Greece-Germany)

September 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm EEST
Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5
Athens, 105 56 Greece
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The Madonna, the Virgin, the most pure, the bright, the full of Grace, the one with the sacred Chest, the beautiful, the blessed, the royal...The figure of the Virgin Mary has inspired and marked throughout the years and equal as a  muse she has inspired the poets and the music composers. She is praised, sung and at the same time pulls the artist to his limits. The program "Songs for The Lady" is a small…

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Les Voix Humaines – Human Voices / Angelos Repapis & Nikos Panagiotidis (Greece)

September 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm EEST
Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5
Athens, 105 56 Greece
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This is how the French composer and virtuoso viola da gamba player Marin Marais (1656-1728) entitled one of his short compositions for his beloved string instrument. Most likely this has been a way for him to declare that viola da gamba with its high tender notes and its deep bass notes is the musical instrument which resembles the human voice more than any other. This programme highlights the characteristics and the matching of the two…

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