Music Day - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Music Day

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With Neapolitan canzonetti, introductions from famous Italian operas, iconic Beatles hits and original jazz compositions and arrangements, this year the Garden welcomes the Music Day. The soprano Despina Skarlatou takes us on a journey to the charming melodies of the Italian South, accompanied by the Athens State Orchestra, which reminds us of two delightful introductions by Gioachino Rossini from the operas “The Barber of Seville” and “William Tell”. Yannis Poulakis conducts the orchestra.

The ERT Choir performs arrangements of the “Beetles” songs that made history (“Let It Be”, “Yesterday”, “Penny Lane”, “Yellow Submarine”, etc.).

The evening closes with the jazz trio of Tassos Pappas in a program that combines pieces by great musicians of our time, such as Keith Jarrett and Fazil Say, with arrangements of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and Claude Bolling.

Admission to the Music Festival is free to the public.



Despina Skarlatou

The Athens State Orchestra
conducted by

Giannis Poulakis

The ERT Choir

Chorus Master

Michalis Papapetrou


Tassos Pappas

double bass

Takis Kapoyannis

percussion instruments

Sotiris Douvas


Κρατική Ορχήστρα Αθηνών

Ernesto de Curtis: Torna a Surriento, Ναπολιτάνικο τραγούδι (στίχοι του Giambattista de Curtis)
Rodolfo Falvo: Dicitencello Vuie, τραγούδι γραμμένο το 1930 σε στίχους Fusco Enzo
Gioachino Rossini – Overture: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Ernesto de Curtis/Domenico Furno: Non- di Scordar di me, Ναπολιτάνικο τραγούδι
Ernesto Tagliaferri- Nicola Valentate: Passione, Ναπολιτάνικο τραγούδι στίχοι του Bovio Libero
Gioachino Rossini  – Overture: William Tell
Vasa Russo/ Di Capua: I’ te Vurria, Ναπολιτάνικο τραγούδι γραμμένο το 1930 από τους
Eduardo di Capua/ Alfredo Mazzucchi: O Sole mio, Ναπολιτάνικο τραγούδι γραμμένο το 1898 σε στίχους Giovanni Capurro

Χορωδία της ΕΡΤ

Let it Be arr. Roger Emerson – Hal Leonard Corporation
Yesterday arr.Roger Emerson – Hal Leonard Corporation
Because arr.Roger Emerson – Hal Leonard Corporation
In my life arr.Roger Emerson – Hal Leonard Corporation
Eleanor Rigby arr.Roger Emerson – Hal Leonard Corporation
Yellow Submarine arr.Mark Brymer – Hal Leonard Corporation
Imagine arr.Roger Emerson – Hal Leonard Corporation
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da arr. Ed Lojeski – Hal Leonard Corporation
Penny Lane arr. Ed Lojeski – Hal Leonard Corporation
When I’m Sixty-Four arr. Ed Lojeski – Hal Leonard Corporation
With A Little Help From My Friends arr. Ed Lojeski – Hal Leonard Corporation

Jazz Trio του Τάσσου Πάππα

Keith Jarrett: Heartland
Fazil Say: Black earth
J. S. Bach: Πρελούδιο σε ντο μείζονα, BWV 847 (Διασκευή Konstantin Vilensky)
J. S. Bach: Air (Διασκευή J. Loussier- A. Pappas)
Claude Bolling: Jazz a la Francaise (Διασκευή A. Pappas)
i.) A la Francaise
ii.) Garnerama
iii.) Blue kiss from Brazil

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