Happy birthday, Mr Hadjidakis
PREMIERE 23 OCTOBER 2018
On Manos Hadjidakis’s birthday, the Greek National Opera presents a day-long tribute to the music of the great Greek composer, who, this year, would have turned 93. Renowned and younger artists will participate in the tribute, which will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Hall, the Alternative Stage and the GNO Foyer in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, from early in the afternoon till late in the evening on 23 October 2018. The tribute is a co-production with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and it is exclusively sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
17.00 GNO ALTERNATIVE STAGE
A concert with transcriptions of Manos Hadjidakis’ works by the vocal quartet Yasemi
A programme with vocal adaptations of orchestral compositions from Gioconda’s Smile and a compilation of songs from the complete works of Manos Hadjidakis’, like, among others, “Away on the misty river” and “Peribanou (Noble Dame)”. Yasemi Quartet’s approach to Manos Hadjidakis’ work is based on the idea that the melodies of his works can be imprinted on memory in a way that an average listener without being particularly educated can reproduce them by humming the orchestral outbursts. This special characteristic seems to have served as a catalyst for the imprint of Hadjidakis’ work on the collective memory. Yasemi Vocal Quartet consists of: Eirini Derebei, Maria Melachrinou Martha Mavroidi, Tasos Poulios. Singers and musicians all at once, treat the voice as a multifaceted musical instrument.
*Free admission, with online pre-registration for the public begin on Tuesday 16/10, at 12.00 noon.
Waiting list priority passes will be available from 15.30pm.
At the Waiting lists every person can get 2 priority passes.
For online pre-registration, click here.