Our poets sing - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Our poets sing An anthology of Greek poetry set to music, with Manolis Mitsias and Karyofyllia Karabeti.

Mhtsias Karampeti

Overview

On the occasion of the World Poetry Day, Manolis Mitsias and Karyofyllia Karabeti travel around the magical world of Greek poetry, presenting at Megaron works of great Greek poets and lyricists, set to music by composers Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Yannis Markopoulos,  Stavros Xarchakos, Dimos Moutsis, Ilias Andriopoulos, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Christos Leontis, Giannis Spanos and Nikos Xydakis. Manolis Mitsias will also perform songs from Manos Hadjidakis’ song cycles Tis Gis to Hrysafi (The Earth’s Gold), Athanasia (Immortality) and Heimoniatikos Ilios (Winter Sun).

The lyrics of the songs to be performed  are from poems by: Dionysios Solomos, Kostis Palamas, Angelos Sikelianos, Konstantinos P. Kavafis, Kostas Varnalis, Napoleon Lapathiotis, Kostas Karyotakis, Yorgos  Seferi, Odysseas Elytis, Yiannis Ritsos, Myrtiotis, Tassos Livaditis, Manolis Anagnostakis, Nikos Kavvadias, Nikos Gatsos, Iakovos Kambanellis and others.

 

Co-produced by

Cricos

Megaron the Athens Concert Hall

 

 

Credits

Song

Manolis Mitsias

narrator, song

Karyofyllia Karabeti

 

piano, arrangements

Achilleas Wastor

 

bouzouki, mandolin

Iraklis Zakkas

 

violin

Panagiotis Tziotis

 

classical guitar

Giorgos Bechlivanoglou

 

clarinet

Merkourios Karalis

 

accordeon

Giorgos Tsiatsoulis

 

double bass

Stavros Kavalieratos

 

drums

Spyros Panagiotopoulos

 

sound engineers

Dimitris Bourboulis

Giorgos Koleventis

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