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Saturday, August 02, 2014
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  • Friday 1/8, 21:00: Opening of the printmaking exhibition, titled "COPPER ENGRAVINGS: PANAGIOTIS TETSIS & LAMBROS ORFANOS", in which participate with 42 engravings (burin, etchings, aquatints, drypoints, mezzotints) the Academic and great painter Panagiotis Tetsis and the deceased, bosom friend of him, Lambros Orfanos, one of the most important Greek engravers. The curator of the exhibition is Yannis Papaconstantinou, Artistic Director of Megaro Gyzi. Duration of exhibition: 1 - 23 August 2014.
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    P. Tetsis @ L. Orfanos

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  • Monday 4/8, 21:00: A musical coexistence of the major mezzo-soprano singer Ioanna Forti and the Athens Quintet "Dimitris Dounis", a special quintet of plucked string instruments, made up of the musicians: Giorgos Goumenakis (mandolin), Michalis Sidiropoulos (mandolin), Yannis Goumenakis (mandola), Giorgos Theodoropoulos (mandocello) and Vassiliki Leondaris (classical guitar). Guest star the Italian rising star in mandolin Raffaele La Ragione.
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    I.Forti&AthensQuintet

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  • Thursday 7/8, 21:00: The journey continues with the quintet of the exceptional composer, arranger and pianist Stavros Lantsias, who serves a wide range of music, including influences from classical, soundtrack and jazz music. The quintet is made up of the musicians: Stavros Lantsias (piano), Dimitris Hountis (soprano saxophone), Dionyssis Vervitsiotis (violin), Giorgos Kaloudis (cello, Cretan lyra, mandolin, percussion) and Petros Varthakouris (double bass, vocals).
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    Stavros Lantsias

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  • Sunday 10/8, 21:00: A special recital on Megaro Gyzi stage, the unique concert «Arie Amorose», an anthology of the era of the European Renaissance in which the world-renowned soprano Sonia Theodoridou sings arias of love from the renaissance and the baroque, accompanied by Julie Ventoura on the harpsichord.
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    Sonia Theodoridou

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  • Wednesday 13/8, 21:00: The singer Erofili (from Trifono) interprets beloved Greek and foreign songs and songs from her personal discography, accompanied by Evangelia Mavridou on the piano, by Dimitris Papalamprou on the guitar and by Nikos Papanastasiou on the accordion.
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    Erofili

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  • Sunday 17/8, 21:00: The surprise band of the year, Gadjo Dilo, who have managed to link musically the bouzouki of Tstsanis and Chiotis with the gypsy jazz swing guitar of Django Reinhardt, revive another era in the warm Concert Hall of Megaro Gyzi. Gadjo Dilo are: Sotiris Pomonis (guitar), Kostas Mitropoulos (guitar), Nikos Vlachos (double bass), Sergios Chrisovitsanos (violin), Giorgos Tsiatsoulis (accordion) and Ilianna Tsapatsari (vocals).
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    Gadjo Dilo

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  • Wednesday 20/8, 21:00: The festival΄s music program is concluded with the Giorgos Tsolis jazz trio, a modern trio from the Netherlands, whose sound and color of their compositions reflect the traditional jazz idiom with the sound of today. The members of the trio are the American drummer Owen Hart Jr, the Polish bassist Maciej Domaradzki and the Greek pianist Giorgos Tsolis, who created and lead the group.
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    Giorgos Tsolis

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  • Wednesday 27/8, 21:00: Opening of the retrospective painting exhibition of Lefteris Koronios entitled "Images of my life”. The Santorinian self-taught painter belongs to the category of naif folk artists, having a very interesting and personal expressive idiom and technique in his works. The curator of the exhibition is Yannis Papaconstantinou, Artistic Director of Megaro Gyzi. Duration of exhibition: 27/8 - 27/9/2014.
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    Lefteris Koronios

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PROGRAM OF FESTIVAL: 1 - 23 AUGUST 2014
 
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One printmaking exhibition and six music concerts are included in the program of Megaro Gyzi Festival 2014, under the artistic direction of Yannis Papaconstantinou for the 8th year. The festival will be held in the 17th-century old family mansion Megaro Gyzi (near the cable-car entrance in Fira, Santorini), from August 1st until 23rd, with free admission to all events of the festival thanks to the continuing support of the Catholic Diocese of Santorini. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of one of the greatest Greek composers Manos Hadjidakis, following his death 20 years ago this June. Songs of the worldwide known Greek composer and songwriter will be performed in each concert of the festival.This celebration of culture in August has been established as an institution in the cultural events of summer in Santorini, attracting the special interest of tourists and residents of the island.

Free admission to all events of the festival. Start time: 21:00. Tel. +30 22860 23077.

For downloading the analytical 16-paged bilingual program of the Megaro Gyzi Festival 2014, please click the cover (or here), while for the brief program click the banner (or here)

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