Leonidas Kavakos - Apollωn Ensemble Bach Violin Concertos - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

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Bach Violin Concertos

Leonidas Kavakos – Apollωn Ensemble
Bach Violin Concertos In memory of the archeologist Petros Themelis

Εκκλησιαστήριο Αρχαίας Μεσσήνης / Ancient Messene - Ekklesiastirion


Leonidas Kavakos accompanied by the Apollωn Ensemble, an ensemble of leading Greek musicians of the new generation, after their impressive performance at the Musikverein in Vienna and the recording for Sony Classical at Megaron the Athens Concert Hall, return to a unique cultural venue: The Ecclesiasterion of Ancient Messene, where they will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos, creating a fascinating cultural dialogue between the aesthetics of ancient Greece with the harmony and rhythm of classical music.

The concert with Leonidas Kavakos and the Apollωn Ensemble in this important landmark of ancient Greek culture (part of the Asklepieion complex, 3rd century BC) is dedicated to the memory of the archaeologist Petros Themelis (1936-2023), with whom the Megaron had already planned a first concert for the summer of 2023, which could not then take place. For decades, Petros Themelis had focused his research interest on the enhancement of the city of ancient Messene, which today is one of the largest single archaeological sites in Europe. As he writes in a note: “Ancient Messene, beyond its varied forms, hypostases and functions, is itself a three-dimensional creation in conversation with its natural environment and the global public that visits it. A prominent work of art, an evolving creation assembled from its scattered members, gradually emerging from deep layers of soil of the dark ages, living in the present a second life that augurs eternally.”


Sponsor: The George & Victoria Karelias Foundation
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With the support: The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation
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With thanks to the

Municipality of Messene for the support

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the Εphorate of Antiquities of Messenia
for the permission to use the Ekklesiastirion 

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DIAZOMA Αssociation for the cooperation
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Society of Messenean Archeological Studie

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Leonidas Kavakos - Violin
The Apollωn Ensemble

Noé Inui, Alexandros Sakarellos  violin

Elias Livieratos viola

Timotheos Gavriilidis – Petrin cello

Michalis Semsis double bass

Iason Marmaras cemballo


Α Μέρος

J. S. Bach

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042

Β Μέρος

J. S. Bach
Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R
Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R



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