A new, modern, dynamic and pioneering festival newly established in Attica putting the city of Piraeus and the islands of the Saronic Gulf on the international cultural map. With music at its very heart, the (Sinfonia Piraeus) festival will highlight modern creativity, the amalgamation of various art forms and the meeting of artists from Greece and the rest of the world who will work in "symphony" to interpret masterpieces of the international classic and modern repertoire. Their performances will also accompany choreographies, painting exhibitions and literature evenings to be held throughout the festival.
The aim is to establish a new international and interdisciplinary cultural institution in the region of Attica characterised by both high artistic quality and innovation. The goal is to promote and exploit the unique historical and cultural heritage of Piraeus and the Argosaronikos islands, encouraging at the same time the artistic creativity and the participation and cooperation of local communities in the cultural process. It aims to develop entertainment, education and existing infrastructures in the area, foster cultural activities in the daily life of citizens, create jobs and fuse culture from the world metropolises and from Greece towards its remote communities in order to inspire the mood for creativity, entertainment and art-focused education produced methodically with a view to aesthetics.
Between 2012 and 2015 orchestras, chamber music ensembles, soloists and conductors from Greece and abroad will be invited to partner with choirs, visual artists, choreographers, actors and writers in order to create a high calibre festival.
Piraeus Sinfonia Festival has been selected to receive the EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, Label for 2015-2016.
Dates:Est. 2012. An all-year round festival
Artistic Director:NIkos Haliassas
Organised by:INTRARTI Orchestra
With the support of:NSRF 2007 - 2013 program for development & the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports
Production:DAY AFTER Non-Governmental Organisation
Venues:In Piraeus and the Saronic islands
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