Greek Revolution – Saint-Saëns Year
The ASO has cancelled the performance on 15 October 2021 due to the extreme weather conditions.
In his first collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra (ASO), the Belarusian conductor Vyacheslav Volic, principal conductor of the Odessa National Opera, conducts the Third Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns, marking in this way the launching of a broader tribute to the great French composer, as 2021 marks the centenary of his death. The evening’s programme opens with a new symphonic work by the distinguished composer Dimitrios Skyllas, inspired by the Dance of Zalongo, after which the virtuoso pianist Cyprien Katsaris performs two spectacular and technically very demanding compositions by Franz Liszt.
19:45 Free introductory lecture for ticket holders
Athens State Orchestra
- conducted by
Dimitrios Skyllas: The Dance of Zalongo (commissioned by ASO for the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution)
Franz Liszt: Fantasy on themes from Beethoven’s “The Ruins of Athens”
Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 3 in C minor, opus 78, “Organ”