Heroes I - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Heroes I CONCERTS BY THE ATHENS STATE ORCHESTRA

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Overview

Every man, eminent or obscure, is a hero, if he places the welfare of society above his own welfare, and does his duty with self-sacrificing integrity, without sparing any effort or his life itself. The ‘Heroes’ Cycle explores the way music goes hand in hand with heroism, the latter frequently providing inspiration for the former. In the first concert of this cycle, the Athens State Orchestra, under the baton of rising young conductor Ektoras Tartanis, focuses on remarkable Greek compositions related to the Greek War of Independence. Nikos Skalkottas’ epic Violin Concerto, interpreted by violin virtuoso Ionian Ilias Kantesa, complements the evening’s programme.

Credits

violin

Ionian Ilias Kantesa

The Athens State Orchestra Conducted by

Ektoras Tartanis

Programme

Manolis Kalomiris

The Death of the Valiant Woman, symphonic poem
 

Nikos Skalkottas

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Alekos Xenos

‘Tzavelas’, symphonic poem

Πέτρος Πετρίδης

Klepht Dances

- 19:45

Free introductory talk for ticket holders at 19:45

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