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The Adventures Of Madam Score: The Orchestra’s Big Party

Just before going in to take her bath, Madam Score interrupts Maestro Baton’s rehearsal with the orchestra and his student, Maestro Batonini, asking him to remind her of her favorite song, the one she sings while bathing. To let him understand what she is referring to, she sings the tune to him softly, and he […]

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The Elephant in the Room

Leading Greek stand-up comedian Giorgos Hatzipavlou, in his fifth solo performance, draws inspiration once again from everyday life, peoples’ relationships and the paradoxes of this life, illuminating them in his own uniquely enjoyable way. Puzzles, folk dances, things written in posts because if you  voice them to others you risk growing old alone, the universe […]

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70 years of the Friends of Music Society

The Friends of Music Society, whose tireless efforts over the last decades have made possible, among many other things, the creation of Megaron the Athens Concert Hall, celebrates the 70th anniversary of its foundation. In this celebratory concert, renowned Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu takes the podium to lead the ASO in an inspired interpretation of […]

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Johann Strauss Ensemble

The magical Christmas atmosphere becomes more festive with the music of Vienna! Decorated with flowers, Megaron’s stage will be ready to welcome once again the Athenian audience with authentic renderings of the melodies of the Strauss family composers, performed by the Johann Strauss Ensemble from Austria, led by its conductor Russell McGregor. In this year’s […]

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“Christ Cometh from Heaven, meet ye Him”

Christmas chants and carols. The Friends of Music welcome the festive season of Christmas with wonderful Byzantine and post-Byzantine hymns and melodies. The Orthodox Ecclesiastical Byzantine Choir and the Traditional Choir and Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Athens perform carols and songs from various regions of Greece, welcoming the events of the Nativity and […]

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Piano Miniatures

This year, The Friends of Music Society celebrates the 70th anniversary of its foundation. In the context of this anniversary and driven by its genuine interest in musical creation, the Society invited Greek composers, regardless of their age and level, to compose a one-minute miniature piece for solo piano. The purpose was to gather seventy […]

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Morricone meets Rachmaninoff

Ennio Morricone and Sergei Rachmaninoff meet in a dreamlike landscape and engage in a musical dialogue. Works by the two composers succeed one another, bringing to light hidden affinities. Quite often, musical motifs of one composer coexist with musical motifs of the other, producing an unexpected counterpoint effect and creating a “new” work. The musical […]

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Culture: Our Great Competitive Advantage

The Friends of Music Society, in collaboration with the diaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute, organize a conference on the systematic mapping of cultural life in Greece.

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“Remember…”

Composer and maestro Apollon Kouskoumvekakis, together with lyrical artists Gina Fotinopoulou and Michalis Dimitrakakos, present a tribute to the Greek urban songs, the so-called “light” songs.

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Charis Dimaras

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), distinguished pianist Charis Dimaras, Professor of piano and chamber music at Ithaca College, NY (USA), performs some of the great Russian composer’s most exquisite works. He is joined on the stage by his sons Alex and Panos. The programme of their recital brings in […]

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