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Canadian Brass meet the Athens State Orchestra


CHRISTMAS AT THE MEGARON

Co-production:
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
Athens State Orchestra


Kindly supported by the Embassy of Canada in Athens and Air Canada

A historic quintet always looking ahead! With a successful career of over four decades, every Canadian Brass concert is a major musical event.
Inexhaustible both in energy and repertoire, they greet the new year with original works and transcriptions of Renaissance music, Christmas songs as well as Beatles favourites, in a programme that showcases the expressiveness and brilliance of the ‘brass’ sound. Innovativeness, humour and virtuosity, in the unique way of the legendary ensemble.

Renaissance Fireworks (Selections)
- J. S. Bach: ‘Little’ Fugue in G minor
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Enrique Crespo: Vals peruano [Peruvian Waltz]
- Georg Friedrich Händel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from the oratorio Solomon
- Charles Wesley & Felice Giardini: Come Thou Almighty King

Christmas favourites
- George Ratcliffe Woodward: Ding Dong Merrily on High
- Traditional: Twelve Days of Christmas
- Jeff Tyzik: New York Cityscape (European premiere)
- Beatles Tribute: Penny Lane, Blackbird, Come Together…

Canadian Brass

The Rosarte Children’s Choir
Choirmaster Rosie Mastrosavva
 
The Athens State Orchestra
Conductor Phaedra Yannelou

Within the framework of the co-production, a seminar on brass instruments will take place in the Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall