"The Night of the Candles"
An unforgettable Christmas experience
The central hall of the Queen's Tower portals and parts of the garden will be illuminated, the historic Gothic chandelier will be lit again (from the Queen Amalia era) with 32 electric candles, while electric candles will illuminate the interior of the Tower. The 4 metre Christmas tree along with a dreamy Christmas table will set the tone and magic of the celebration.
Mr. Vassilis Koutsavlis will take the audience on a journey with a presentation about the customs and traditions of Christmas around the world, followed in the second part by a singing recital with masterpiece Christmas songs by great composers from the Baroque, Romantic, modern and film eras such as Vladimir Vlavilov, Howard Blake, Deborah Hanson - Conant, Georg Frideric Handel, Benjamin Britten, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Irving Berlin. as well as Christmas melodies from the English musical tradition.
This year, for the second time in the history of Queen's Tower, the countertenor Nikos Spanatis will sing at the event with Athanasia Manou on the harp, creating a solemn atmosphere of rare musical sensation.
The evening will close at the Queen's Tower shop where a treat and other treats will be offered.
The Queen's Tower is the country's newest monument.
The events will take place in the Tower's lounge on the second floor and the public will enter without footwear.
Ticket cost: 36,00 euro/person, children 12 to 17 years old: 15,00 euro/child
The events are sold out.
Duration of event: 2 hours
Poster creation © George Papageorgiou
Greek National Opera
01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12 Feb 2023
Opera • Commissioned by the GNO
Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Starts at 20.30 (Sunday: 19.30) |
Two performances: 5/2 at 17.00 & 19.30
Panos H. Koutras’ stunning, multi-awarded film Strella (2009), a milestone in modern Greek cinema, becomes a chamber opera commissioned by the Greek National Opera from composer Michalis Paraskakis. An emblematic film about the visibility of trans people and the LGTBQ+ community in Greece and abroad inspires for the first time a Greek operatic work.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Marios Fragoulis, Deborah Myers
& Nikos Spanatis
ERT National Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 8 October 2022, 21:00
The multi-member group with the three soloists among which the Marios Fragkoulis, intends to face off on October 8 in Herodion with the best-known choral / symphonic work of the 20th century, the iconic Carmina Burana.
It is a music conception of colossal proportions which has been captivating music-loving audiences of all ages around the world for about eighty years. Carl Orff’s music, direct, with a disarming naivety, which however hides within it, a genius concept, paints in a wonderful way images and emotions through time. The influence of fate in people’s lives, the love of nature, love, wine and fun, inspire today in the same way they inspired the would-be monks of the Middle Ages to write these graceful verses.
Rosarte Children's Choir
Through Orff’s work, which manages to touch the most subtle and the most majestic emotions at the same time, musicians and choirs with partnership of Marios Fragoulis, Deborah Myers, Nikos Spanatis they promise to deliver it with symphonic and choral volumes that sometimes captivate like a shock wave and sometimes, with the finest touches of sound, caress the senses.
A new journey through time, from the Bavarian monasteries of the Middle Ages, the madrigals, the Gregorian organ and the wild renaissance dances, the avant guarde of the 1930s, to the eclecticism and deep historical knowledge that characterizes the musical style of our time.
“Thyateira Association” is a philanthropic, cultural and social association with multidimensional activity that supports the humanitarian work of the Most Reverend Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, His Eminence and Exarch of Western Europe and Ireland Mr. Nikitas and i(s an important bridge for Greeks in the diaspora with the Motherland.
Its main goals are to help fellow human beings, to promote Hellenism and to continuously promote Greece on the world map of culture.”
Friday 10 July 2020
Alessandro Grandi (1586 - 1630)
Arvo Pärt (1935 - )
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Ludovico Viadana (1560-1627)
Pelham Humfrey (1647- 1674)
F. Liszt (1811-1886)
Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (1969 - )
Giorgos Koumentakis (1959 – )
|Festival - A short Winter Journey
Studio of Kalamata Concert Hall
|15th International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades
Tuesday 13 August 2019, 21:00
Nikos Spanatis & Cyclades Festival Chamber Orchestra
Sound engineer / Producer
LAHTI INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL
Tuesday 7th August 2018
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF LEMNOS
Minister of Culture and Sport Lydia Koniordou, Head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lesvos Dr. Pavlos Triantafyllidis, the Northern Aegean Regional Governor Mrs. Christiana Kalogirou and Mayor of Lemnos Mr. Dimitrios Marinakis invite you to the inauguration of the reopening of the first floor of Archaeological Museum of Lemnos which will take place at Myrina on Sunday 15th July, at 20:00.