Leon Botstein conducts the Athens State Orchestra
GREAT ORCHESTRAS – GREAT PERFORMERS
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall
Athens State Orchestra
Under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Greece
Nikos Skalkottas’ famous Greek Dances and Dimitri Mitropoulos’ revolutionary Concerto grosso, full of daring sonorities, accompany one of the most impressive new violin concertos, composed by celebrated Greek-American composer George Tsontakis and performed by gifted violinist Andreas Papanikolaou and the Athens State Orchestra under the baton (for the first time) of versatile conductor and academic Leon Botstein.
– Dimitris Mitropoulos: Concerto grosso
– George Tsontakis: Violin Concerto No. 2
– Nikos Skalkottas: Five Greek Dances
– Richard Strauss: ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Suite
Antonis Sousamoglou violin
The Athens State Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein
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