Athens State Orchestra: Nikos Skalkottas – 70th Death Anniversary
CONCERTS BY THE ATHENS STATE ORCHESTRA
As we approach the end of the Skalkottas Year, we again turn to the oeuvre of the great Greek representative of the 20th-century musical avant-garde. Young double bassist Michalis Semsis, already a distinguished member of the legendary Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, plays Skalkottas’ vertiginously demanding Concerto, while Stefanos Tsialis presents parts of his practically unknown Second Suite. The concert opens with the symphonic work chosen by the jury of the ‘Nikos Skalkottas’ International Composition Contest.
‘Nikos Skalkottas’ International Composition Contest: Award-winning composition
– Nikos Skalkottas: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
Four parts from the Symphonic Suite No. 2
Michalis Semsis double bass
The Athens State Orchestra
Conducted by Stefanos Tsialis
Free introductory talk for ticket holders at 19:45
Russian soprano Elena Stikhina and Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias belong to those lyrical artists who are much sought-after by the world’s greatest opera houses, as they are capable of riveting performances, even in the most demanding operatic roles.
Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert HallSunday 24.09.2023, 20:30