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The Nederlands Blazers Ensemble meets the Xylouris family

Οικογένεια Ξυλούρη


An unexpected meeting that bridges different cultures. The Dionysian energy of Cretan music, with all the freshness, talent and consummate technique of Giorgos Xylouris and of Antonis, Nikos and Apollonia Xylouri, the younger members of the Xylouris family, meets the leading Dutch performers of the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. The ensemble was founded in 1961 and has performed with great musicians from all over the world, such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In the very original program they present in Athens, the lyra, the lute, the voice and the percussion instruments are intertwined with the full sound of the NBE’s wind instruments. Cretan tunes, bringing with them the breeze of Mount Psiloritis and of the Cretan the Libyan Sea, masterfully succeed each other and coexist harmoniously with musics of the world, Baroque works and melodies from operas by Rameau inspired by Greek mythology, transporting the audience to new musical heights.


Co-produced by:

Cricos Cultural Events

Megaron the Athens Concert Hall



Nederlands Blazers Ensemble

artistic director: Bart Schneemann

orchestrations, adaptations: Julian Schneemann




Giorgos Xylouris (Psarogiorgis) lute, song

Antonis Xylouris lute, song

Nikos Xylouris lyra, song

Apollonia Xylouri oud, percussion, song


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Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Saturday 06.05.2023, 20:00


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