The Greek Christmas Carols
CHRISTMAS AT THE CONCERT HALL
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall
Yiannis Markopoulos’s pioneer arrangements of Cretan folk tunes (rizitika) became models for transcriptions of traditional music throughout Europe. Currently a grandfather, Markopoulos transcribes Greek carols and traditional Christmas songs from various Greek regions for his grandchildren and for kids around the world. In this première, his honorary guest Xenia Kalogeropoulou will read fairy tales.
These two festive concerts right before Christmas also feature a children’s choir and a small musical ensemble.
Xenia Kalogeropoulou fairy-tales oral interpretation
Athens Conservatory Children’s Choir
Chorus master: Christina Michalaki
Artistic direction: Calliopi Germanou
Music Ensemble “Palintonos Harmony”
Conductor: Phaedra Giannelou