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On the Banks of the Vltava 200 years since the birth of Bedřich Smetana
Athens State Orchestra - Megaron Orchestra in Residence



The musical scene is renewed by a steady stream of young artists who, having won international acclaim while still very young, can sweep audiences away with performances full of vigour and youthful freshness. Canadian-American violinist Timothy Chooi and South Korean cellist Jaemin Han Having, both of whom have garnered prestigious prizes at some of the world’s most challenging international competitions, belong without question to this select category. Alongside them in this evening’s concert, the “sage” of Greek music life, Byron Fidetzis, frames their youth with his invaluable experience, in a programme which includes three symphonic poems from the Romantic ‘opus magnum’ of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, chosen to pay tribute to the bicentenary of his birth, celebrated in 2024.


19:30 Introductory speech for ticket holders



Τimothy Chooi





Jaemin Han

Athens State Orchestra

Byron Fidetzis


Antonín Dvořák: Othello, concert overture, Opus 93

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in A minor, Opus 102

Bedřich Smetana: Three symphonic poems from Má Vlast (My Homeland)


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