The 100th anniversary since the end of World War I is the opportunity to honour the memory of those who struggled to restore peace, through an event of solidarity and
The 100th anniversary since the end of World War I is the opportunity to honour the memory of those who struggled to restore peace, through an event of solidarity and shared emotion.
In the city of Thessaloniki, a theatre of great military action during World War I, known back then as the Eastern Front, and at Zeitenlik cemetery, where more than 20,000 soldiers from different countries are buried, including 8200 French subjects, the wonderful sounds of music will flood this place of burial and collective memory.
Conducted by Philippe Forget and with Marilena Liakopoulou on the piano and Dimitris Patras on the cello, pieces by Debussy, Fauré, Emmanuel, Kosma, Poulenc will be performed, as well as ‘Zeitelnik, the Restoration of Peace’, a composition for piano, cello, and narrator, which was created for the centenary of the end of World War I.
Conductor and Voice: Philippe Forget
Piano: Marilena Liakopoulou
Cello: Dimitris Patras
Claude Debussy: Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons – Christmas of the homeless children (3’)
Gabriel Fauré: C’est la Paix – Peace has come (2΄)
Philippe Forget Zeitenlik (Composition created for the centenary of the end of WWI) (15΄)
Maurice Emmanuel: In Memoriam (1 et 2) (7΄)
Joseph Kosma: Barbara (5΄)
Francis Poulenc: Priez pour Paix – Pray for Peace (3΄)
French Consulate of Thessaloniki
Starting time 12.00
ZEITELNIK ALLIED CEMETERY
136, Lagada Avenue Ambelokipi