60th Anniversary of the Friends of Music Society
THE FRIENDS OF MUSIC SOCIETY – EVENTS AT MEGARON, THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL
– Gaetano Donizetti : O luce di quest’ anima…
(Linda’s aria from the opera Linda of Chamounix)
– Umberto Giordano: Nemico della patria ?!…
(Gerard’s aria from the opera Andrea Chénier)
– Giuseppe Verdi: Mio padre! Dio! mia Gilda!… Sì, vendetta…
(Duet of Gilda and Rigoletto from the opera Rigoletto)
Christina Poulitsi soprano, Dimitris Platanias baritone
Dimitris Giakas piano
– Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Battalia, for strings and continuo
Armonia Atenea-The Friends of Music Orchestra (on period instruments)
Grand Sponsor of the Orchestra 2011-2013:
CONDUCTOR & HARPSICHORD Markellos Chrysikopoulos
– Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 77
Athens State Orchestra
Conductor: Vassilis Christopoulos
The Friends of Music wish to extend their profound gratitude to the internationally renowned performers and orchestras who have offered their services free of charge to participate in this celebratory concert, the proceeds of which will be used to promote the educational work of the Friends of Music Society.
The concert will be preceded by introductory remarks and the screening of a short film.
As they arrive at the Concert Hall, the audience will be welcomed by music performed by Camerata Junior – The Friends of Music Youth Orchestra, directed by D. Semsis.