A Summer of Music 2017
We welcome you to Porto Veneziano's musical event series, "A summer of Music 2017"!
"Switching the screen lights off..." Tuesday 20/6 21:00
Music from an imaginary movie
Kleoniki Demiri (Song),
Nikos Platirachos (Song, Piano).
Nikos Platirachos is a well-known and respected artist, who has composed music for more than 20 films of Greek and European origin, notably movies like "September", "Onoirografia", "The Homeless", "Hariton's Choir" and many more. Kleoniki Demiri is a reputable performer of classic cinematic songs, in Greece and abroad. They both join their talents and experiences through the secret landscapes of the cinema, or of what could be the cinema, when the lights of the screen are turned off. On this night, songs from selected international and Greek movies, will escape from their cinematic justification and will emerge into a dreamlike musical performance of great passion, mellow emotions and unfulfilled adolescence love, as well as full of joy, hope and positive contemplation of the future. Scenes from beloved classic movies, moments that define our own life, or what we would like our life to be, music and pictures as a colorful mural, as impressive, mystical and secretly promising, as the narrative of our own story.
"Scenes and Screens" Monday 3/7 21:00
Music and songs that remind us of our life’s memories
Diana Vranousi (Piano),
Irene Karagianni (Voice).
Participation: Giorgos B. Monemvasitis.
Music and songs that bring back memories from the past years of our lives, when we were enthralled by the charm of the cinema screens and their projected scenes. Acoustic nostalgia for selected ageless music that once emerged and is still accompanying us. Adaptations from some exquisite and equally unforgettable theatrical performances. We are very excited to present to you this mosaic, made of pure musical emotions, where the old coexists with the new and all of what is Greek blends harmoniously with anything international.
"Nikos Gatsos and the Greek songs" Monday 31/7 21:00
A particular and minimalistic approach to the works of Nikos Gatsos
Kostas Vasiliagos (Song),
Andreas Stergiou (Classical Guitar).
Nikos Gatsos, the famous poet and writer, is equally established as a leading lyricist of the Greek music scene. His lyrics have appeared and enriched music compositions by Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Dimos Moutsis, Loukianos Kilaidonis and other. Manos Hadjidakis once said about Nikos Gatsos: “He wrote unique songs. All the expensive elements of his poetry were turned into lyrics that mobilized our mined modern Greek sensitivity, as the latter remained unconsciously numbed by the lyrical exaggerations of the past, for too long. I was a student of his. I consider him the most important person I have met in my life, after my mother."
"Piano recital" Tuesday 1/8 21:00
Greek composers of the 20th and 21st centuries
Vana Mimidou (Piano).
A selection of important music Greek compositions that proudly represents the 20th and 21st centuries' artistic movement in Greece. Music written by Rena Kiriakou, Manolis Kalomiris, Giannis Konstantinidis and Manos Hadjidakis, plus pieces written during the period in-between. A program that intelligently combines European-style compositions with traditional melodies and dances of Greece.
"Multiple Selves & In the Hug of the World" Monday 7/8 21:00
Presentation of songs from homonymous collections
Songs that encompass a major melodic range, from lightweight popular up to works of traditional poetry. Panos Lambridis’ album, entitled "Multiple Selves", includes 13 new songs, music written by Panos Lambridis, Dimitris Eratinos and Nikomachos Melitzanas, and lyrics written by Panos Lambridis, Dimitris Eratinos, Sotiris Parapouras and Dimitris Lentzos. Dimitris Eratinos' album, entitled "In the Hug of the World", includes 12 new songs, music and lyrics written by Dimitris Eratinos, Panos Lambridis, Konstantinos Boukouvalas, Stefanos Babalos, Kostis Chalatsis, plus one song written by Phenia Christou (music) and Leonidas Kakaroglou (poetry, lyrics), and one more song, music written by Areti Kokkinou and lyrics by Maria Polidouri. You can find more information about our music quests and endeavors at: http://protiparagogi.com.
"Erofili" Friday 11/8 21:00
Songs that remind us of our life’s memories
Giannis Giannakakis (piano)
"The Sound of the Screen" Monday 28/8 21:00
International cinematic music and songs
Georgia Silleou (Voice),
Sakis Papadimitriou (Piano).
These two renowned artists will indulge our musical sensitivities by performing songs and music originally written by Nino Rota, for unforgettable movies directed by Federico Fellini. There will be melodies from world acclaimed films, like “Casablanca”, “Swing Children” and “Exodus”. Also, songs by Kurt Weill, Kostas Giannidis and others, as well as original vivid compositions written and performed by this vibrant duo.
"Nexus Trio" Monday 4/9 21:00
Selected masterpieces by Aram Khachaturian, Darius Milhaud, Dinos Konstantinidis and Gian Carlo Menotti.
Stelios Tsakalidis (Violin),
Christos Noulis (Piano),
Dimitris Leontzakos (Clarinet).
Aram Khachaturian, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 1932 (1.Andante con dolore, con molto espressione, 2.Allegro, 3.Moderato) – Darius Milhaud, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 1936 (1.Ouverture, 2.Divertissement, 3.Jeu, 4.Introduction et final) – -Dinos Konstantinidis, The oracle at Delphi for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 1994 – Gian Carlo Menotti, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 1996 (1.Capriccio, 2.Romanza, 3.Envoi).
"Exploring a world of music" Monday 11/9 21:00
Musical trips with unforgettable songs and music from all around the world.
Bella Lionaki (Accordion),
Dimitris Droumpogiannis (Piano),
Irini Tzompanaki (Song).
A musical journey comprised of melodies that surpass time, extending from the Mediterranean sea to the Latin America’s Andes, a romantic wandering with memorable beloved songs, as adapted by famous Greek and international composers.
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With free selection of your first drink (Choose among Wine, Beer or Refreshments)