Musical moments at St Paul's
Jan - Dec 2017

January - June 2017

Friday 27 January

Tilemachos Moussas, guitars & musical saw

Nassia Gofa, voice | Nikos Youssef, musical saw

Saturday 28 January

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Serafim Tsotsonis

Groove Productions

Saturday 4 February

Stavros Lantsias live

Saturday 18 February

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Moa Bones

Groove Productions

Saturday 11 March

Melifonon Choir

Friday 17 March

Yannos Margaziotis, violin | Anny Totsiou, piano

Works by Mozart and Beethoven

Saturday 18 & Thursday 23 March

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Keep Shelly in Athens

Groove Productions

Wednesday 22 March

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Tim Hecker

Groove Productions

Saturday 1 April

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Tends

Groove Productions

Saturday 8 April

"Kassiani the Hymnographer"

Magda Mavroyianni, texts & narration

Dimitris Yakas, piano

Tuesday 11 April

"A night with Bach"

Iris Louka, viola

Wednesday 12 April

Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater

Athens Chamber Ensemble 2012

Thursday 11 May

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

William Basinski

Groove Productions

Thursday 18 May

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Peter Broderick

Groove Productions

Saturday 27 May

A night at the opera

Saturday 24 June

Vaggelis Christopoulos & Vaggelis Boudounis 

Oboe & Guitar 

 Sat25 NovemberSaturday S

September - December 2016

Saturday 24 September

The "Within Project" | A world/jazz music project by Ioanna Tsagari

Ioanna Tsagari, composer, arranger, voice

Nikos Paraoulakis, ney | Andreas Andreou, oud

Loukas Metaxas, percussion | Yiorgos Ventouris, contrabass

Sunday 16 October

"Cayetano - Solo Project"

Cayetano, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and passionate traveler, in a solo performance inspired by his 7th month journey in China

Groove Productions

Thursday 20 October

"Andante vs Allegro"

Evgenia Papadimas, piano recital

Works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Liszt

Saturday 22 October 

"Secrets of great Professors". In memory of Alla Halapsis

Agapi Triantafyllidi, piano | Vladislav Halapsis, violin

Works by Franck και Brahms

Friday 11 November

"Romanticism and passion"

Works by Franck and Grieg

Anny Totsiou, piano | Anca Luminita Macavei, violin  

Saturday 12 November

St Paul’s sessions | Innovative music

Maria Panosian, piano | Iliana Koretsi, cello

Groove ProductionsSat25 NovemberSaturday Sa

Thursday 24 November

"Amor Sacro & Profano"

Love songs sacred and profane of the Italian baroque

Theodora Baka, mezzo soprano | Artistic direction: Iason Marmaras Os Orphicum

Friday 25 November & Saturday 26 November

"Julia Kent - The emotional sound of cello"

Canadian-born, New York City-based Julia Kent explores the intersections between the human world and the natural world

Groove Productions

Thursday 8 December

"DuoDecim Scripta: Words are only the beginning..."

What is there in common between Pasternak and Shakespeare ? Between Lorca and Nietzsche ? Edgar Alan Poe and Tolstoy ?

Perhaps the answer lies in Prokofiev…  

Despo Varoudaki, guitar, mandolin | Xenia Tselinga, accordion bayan

Roxane Papadimitriou, soprano

Wednesday 14 December

"The Tempest"

Tempestuous music and poetry from Shakespeare's England

Artistic direction: Iason Marmaras Os Orphicum

 

January - July 2016

Saturday 23 January

DUO ARIOSO [Sofia Mavrogenidou – flute | Aris Chatzistavrou – guitar] 

With a repertory that spans from the great Baroque to World music from the Mediterranean and Latin America, Duo Arioso performs original compositions for flute & guitar, but also pieces dedicated to them and famous melodies especially arranged for this type of duet.

Saturday 30 January

"Female heroes. Of love and of death..."

Gina Fotinopoulou, soprano

Antonis Koroneos, tenor

Maria Neofytidou, piano

Beautiful arias and duetti from the most famous operas such as Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Norma, Gioconda, Tosca, La Wally, Andrea Chenier, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, La Τraviatta, and poems by Polydouri, Elytis, Kavafis, Kariotakis.

Saturday 6 February

"Tendrement"

Evgenia Papadima, piano

Works by Rameau, Couperin, Scarlatti and J. S. Bach

Evgenia Papadima's performances include concerts and recitals in the Greek National Opera House and the Concert Hall of Athens (Megaron), the Bolivar Hall, Leighton House, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Wigmore Hall in London, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, the Kioi Hall in Tokyo among many others.

Saturday 5 March

"Two romantic sonatas for cello and piano"

Fotis Patseas, cello | Apostolia Anastassiou, piano

Programme

Brahms: Sonata in e minor , op.38 nr.1

Franck: Sonata in A major 

Greek cellist Fotis Patseas and pianist Apostolia Anastassiou are talented instrumental soloists of the younger generation.

Monday 7 March

"Belle nuit... nuit d' amour"

Irini Karaianni, mezzo soprano | Nikos Spanatis, counter tenor | Dimitris Yakas, piano

Acclaimed mezzo soprano Irene Karaianni, renown counter tenor Nikos Spanatis and virtuoso pianist Dimitris Yakas, in a unique performance with love songs of all times.

Saturday 19 March

Natalia Michailidou, piano | Vangelis Christopoulos, oboe

Companions in life and in music, the two established Greek soloists and pedagogues, will present works by Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Le Boucher, as well as by Greek contemporary composers.

Monday 21 March

"World Poetry Day and the voice of Spring"

15 lyric singers of the younger generation will perform well known arias as a Hommage to Poetry and Music. 

Saturday 9 April

"La Cathédrale"

Yorgos Bechlivanoglou, guitar

The virtuoso Greek guitarist will perform works by D. Kellner, J. S. Bach, A. Barrios, F. Tarrega, L. Brouwer, J. Rodrigo, N. Koshkin. 

Yorgos Bechlivanoglou, an internationally awarded soloist has largely performed in Greece and abroad, as soloist with Orchestras and as chamber musician with various ensembles. He has recorded for EMI and EBU and since 2015, has been artistic director of "All that guitar" Festival in Loutraki, Greece.

Friday 15 April

Trio Galan [Dimitra Triantafyllou - violin | Marina Kolovou - cello | Petros Bouras - piano] 

Works by Puccini, Clara Schumann, Harold Weiss: Secret Dancing (for Galan Trio), premiere, Dvorak a.o.

Galan Trio, formed in 2012, when 3 Greek soloists decided to play music together, urged by the common vision to approach important works of the worldwide musical literature in a fresh and energetic way. Respecting the scores but reforming the academic way of performing, Galan Trio aims to express the soul of a musical piece and dares to combine various forms of art, such as dance, video-art & lighting.

Saturday 16 April 

Giorgos Tabakis & Stavros Parginos Duet

Guitarist/composer George Tampakis and cellist Stavros Parginos form a duo that combines contemporary music and modern European jazz. By incorporating a wide variety of expressive means and musical trends, the Duo creates its own musical "language" with a strong element of improvisation and surprise.

Wednesday 27 April

"Prayer and supplication"

Gina Fotinopoulou, soprano | Dimitris Yakas, piano

Arias from the operas Otello, La forza del destino, Adriana Lecouvreur, Carmen, Norma, Tosca, I Lombardi and poems by Angelos Sikelianos, Galateia Kazantzakis, Aimilia Kourteli and Melissanthi.

Monday 16 May

Dimitra Chanialaki, flute | Dimitris Marinos, piano 

J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, C. Reinecke, P. Sancan και S. Prokofiev

Wednesday 18 May

"Mandolino e Clavicembalo"

Giorgos Goumenakis, mandolin | Jerassimos Coidan, harpsichord

Works by Scarlatti, Hummel and L.van Beethoven on period instruments [mandolino lombardo - mandolino napoletano barocco - mandolino bresciano - cremonese]. 

Giorgos Goumenakis, a classical mandolinist from Greece, is the founder of the Athens Quintet ‘‘Dimitris Dounis’’ and has reinstituted the Athens Mandolinata ‘‘Nikolaos Lavdas’’, performing with them across Greece and in Italy. He concertizes and records as a soloist & orchestral musician internationally with various orchestras & ensembles.

Pianist and harpsichordist Jerassimos Coidan is a specialist in historically informed performance on historical keyboard instruments and has worked on the clavichord, organ and fortepiano. He has performed solo and with ensembles at diverse venues in Greece and internationally. Since 2013 he directs the early music vocal ensemble Corpus Minor. 

Monday 30 May

L' Anima string quartet | Titos Gouvelis, piano 

Programme

Iossif Vallet: String quartet no 1 (premiere)

Antonin Dvorak: String quartet no 12, op 96

Robert Schumann: Piano quintet op 44

Saturday 11 June

Trio Sentimento [Yaroslav Tokarev, violin | Marina Kislitsina, cello | Marilena Spachi, piano]    

Programme 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

-Valse Opus 48 No.2

-None but the Lonely Heart based on Goethe's "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"

-Piano Trio Opus 50

Thursday 30 June

"Contemporary fragments"

The Athenian Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

Works by V. Kioulafidis, T. Kalebic, M. Katuranic, A. Kruisnbrink, C. MandonicoContemporary fragments”Athenian Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

Monday 11 July

Nick Tsiavos' ensemble from Australia present their new work "Immersion"

Deborah Kayser - soprano
Adam Simmons - saxophones/clarinets
Anthony Schulz - accordeon
Peter Neville - percussion
Nick Tsiavos - doublebass

n Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

More info

Dates:Jan - Dec 2017

Time:20:30

Organised by:specs 'n' arts

Venue:St Paul's Anglican Church

Address:27, Philhellinon str., Athens

Info/Tickets:Ticket services - +302107234567

Production:Arte Atene

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Musical moments at St Paul's

St Paul's church, a historic building of simple English Gothic architecture with excellent accoustics, hosts a series of concerts where classical repertory and music from all over the world are presented to Athens' audiences

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