Music

october

mon02oct21:00A FILETTA21:00 ROTONDA

Price

FREE ENTRY

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Retaining the perfect balance between tradition and modernity, the polyphonic sextet that dominates Corsica’s music scene has kept the Mediterranean island’s vocal heritage alive, while broadening its borders with the outside world. The varied repertoire of A Filetta has allowed for their participation in film soundtracks, theatrical productions, and modern dance performances. Their rich discography consists of approximately 15 complete albums, their concert audiences number 40,000 – 50,000 members annually, while the passage of time has left very few locations on the map that have not enthusiastically welcomed their ethereal harmonies. According to the ‘Guardian’, their presence functions “as a reminder that Corsica produces some of the most noteworthy music in Europe”.

In Thessaloniki they will perform their most recent work: the 70-minute long album ‘Castelli’, which was released in 2015 by World Village. Through its fine soundscapes, this album raises significant questions regarding dreams and utopias, and the meaning that we choose to give life. A concert that is synonymous with autumn bliss.

http://www.afiletta.com/

 

Time

(Monday) 21:00

Location

ROTONDA

5 Agiou Georgiou Square Τ: 2310 968 860

tue03oct21:00TRANSPARENT WATER OMAR SOSA + SECKOU KEITA21:00 THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Price

€12 REGULAR €10 CONCESSIONS Invitations available for unemployment card holders

Event Details

This is where the sounds of Latin America are heard in harmony with songs from West Africa, and where jazz meets improvisation.

Omar Sosa, 7-time Grammy nominee Cuban pianist and composer, partners with Senegalese Seckou Keita, singer and kora (African harp) virtuoso. Their debut album was just released in 2017 with the title ‘Transparent Water’, and they are now performing the material live around the world, with the participation of Gustavo Ovalles on drums and percussion. Their cosmopolitan musical amalgam, created by tradition and innovation, jazz and ethnic, Latino and African notes, is coming to the 52nd Dimitria for a great concert.

In cooperation with T.C.H.

http://www.omarsosa.com/

Time

(Tuesday) 21:00

Location

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Intersection of 25 Martiou Street & seafront Τ: 2310 895 800

wed04oct00:0023:592ND KAPANI PROJECT00:00 - 23:59 KAPANI MARKET

Price

FREE ADMISSION

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A fresh Thessaloniki institution is returning with a major celebration of the central market, at a venue where the old meets the new, in a multi-faceted complex of the arts and urban culture.

Live gigs by popular bands from Athens and Thessaloniki, sets by DJs from Greece and abroad, performance art pieces inspired by Kapani Market and its everyday activities, films with references to everything from surrealism to Dadaism, presentations by Kostas Zafirakis, walking tours, exhibitions, tastes and scents of the market, from Askitou Street to Vlali Street and from Spandoni Street to Kydoniatou Street.

Kapani Project, an event that started in 2016 as a multi-thematic stroll through the historical central market of Thessaloniki and gave us many unique experiences, always oriented towards culture, social contact, getting to know the most unique nooks and crannies and the culture of Thessaloniki, is returning with its powerful message: The urban landscape includes authentic neighbourhoods that deserve to come to life.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
THESSALONIKI HISTORY CENTRE
THESSALONIKI CHAMBER OF TRADESMEN

Time

(Wednesday) 00:00 - 23:59

Location

KAPANI MARKET

Menexe 25, Thessaloniki

fri06oct21:00MISSION CIMBALOM MARIUS PREDA21:00 THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Price

€12 REGULAR €10 CONCESSIONS Invitations available for unemployment card holders

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Born in 1977, he became acquainted with the cimbalom at the age of 4, and since then this unique musical instrument has never left his side. It has revealed him to be one of the top virtuosos in the history of jazz, having carried out collaborations with the greatest names on the scene over the years.

“Marius has been sent by God to give joy through his music”, stated the great Arturo Sandoval about him. ‘Mission Cimbalom’, the record by this master of many instruments who is part of the crème de la crème of the jazz scene, is a unique musical experience which Preda will perform live in the framework of the 52nd Dimitria. He will provide the audience with the opportunity to become better acquainted with the wonderful musical instrument that first appeared in Europe in 1867, and with its applications in modern jazz culture, while he will also play the piano, vibraphone, violin, accordion, the Andean quena and the double bass.

IN COOPERATION WITH T.C.H.

http://www.mariuspreda.com/

Time

(Friday) 21:00

Location

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Intersection of 25 Martiou Street & seafront Τ: 2310 895 800

sat07oct12:007PLY PROJECT URBAN CULTURE FESTIVAL12:00 ’Institut français de Thessalonique

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MULTI-THEMED FESTIVAL

The festival that believes in young people and is charmed by their aesthetic codes. The fact that this is the twelfth consecutive year this event is being held is indicative of the affection with which the Thessaloniki audience has embraced the great celebration of skateboarding, the arts, sports, and urban culture. More than 1000 works by Greek and foreign artists have been presented during the 7Ply Project, while the festival has hosted numerous skateboard competitions and shows, skateboard lessons, meetings and workshops, guided by contemporary art, street dance, screenings, graffiti on walls and specially designed surfaces, concerts and DJ sets, all kinds of events focused on street culture and the interests of young audiences. Keeping skateboarding at the visual and athletic core of its themes, this year’s 7Ply Project presents a group exhibition at the French Institute of Thessaloniki, in the framework of which artists are invited to transform boards, each using their own perspective and technique, with absolute aesthetic freedom. The resulting object is a completely reborn board, defined by the visual rules set by the artist themselves.

IN COOPERATION WITH:
INSTITUT FRANCAIS THESSALONIQUE
STATE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

 

Time

(Saturday) 12:00

Location

’Institut français de Thessalonique

Leoforos Stratou 2A T. 2310 82 12 31

sat07oct13:30PERCAUTISTIC PERCUSSION13:30 KAPANI MARKET

Price

FREE ADMISSION

Event Details

BY PERCAUTISTIC PERCUSSION TEAM OF THESSALONIKI STATE CONSERVATORY

The rhythm section of Thessaloniki’s musical backbone is setting up its own party and everyone in down town Thessaloniki is invited. In an event especially planned for the 52nd Dimitria, Percautistic percussion group of Thessaloniki State Conservatory will wander the narrow alleys of Kapani Market, armed to the teeth with their audio arsenal, the youthful energy of its members and their noteworthy quest for creativity.

Using percussion instruments, body percussion, as well as a variety of other items, through spontaneous improvisation and with a fresh attitude, Percautistic will create an original musical event that will bring every audience member and explorer of the Thessaloniki city centre into contact with the city’s artistic ‘greenhouse’. Their path will be paved with a cheerful tempo. As will Kapani Market.

IN COOPERATION WITH THESSALONIKI STATE CONSERVATORY

Time

(Saturday) 13:30

Location

KAPANI MARKET

Menexe 25, Thessaloniki

sun08oct21:0021:21CONCERT VADIM REPIN21:00 - 21:21 THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Price

€18, €15 (REGULAR) €10 CONCESSIONS

Event Details

The famous soloist who held his first concert at the age of 9 and has performed on the most important stages of the world is visiting the Dimitria, in a unique concert for music lovers. The artistic collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and MOYSA, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of T.C.H. promises a unique recital. At 17 he became the youngest soloist to have received an award at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, he later collaborated with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra , the London Symphony Orchestra, while he has been a regular at the BBC Proms and Gstaad. The virtuoso who caused Yehudi Menuhin to say, ‘Vadim Repin is simply the best and most accomplished violinist I have ever heard in my life”, is coming to Thessaloniki for an unforgettable appearance.

PARTICIPANTS:
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI MOYSA – YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF T.C.H.
CONDUCTOR: CHARIS ELIADIS

COPRODUCTION: T.C.H.

http://www.vadimrepin.com/

Time

(Sunday) 21:00 - 21:21

Location

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Intersection of 25 Martiou Street & seafront Τ: 2310 895 800

mon09oct18:00SHADOW PUPPET THEATRE MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THESSALONIKI18:00

Price

FREE ADMISSION

Event Details

KARAGIOZIS SHADOW PUPET THEATRE BY MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THESSALONIKI PUPIL NIKOLAS KOULELIS

Folk art meets the musical stave in an original event by the Music High School of Thessaloniki. Based on the idea and texts of student Nikolas Koulelis, Karagiozis Shadow Puppet Theatre receives a soundtrack drawing on the entirety of the musical tradition the educational institution’s junior high has to offer. With approximately 370 students attending this year and a teaching staff of about 100, the Music High School of Thessaloniki is a model educational institution, providing its students with the potential to cultivate their artistic sensibilities through the values of cooperation and teamwork. The 60-minute performance presents Karagiozis’ adventures, accompanied by songs and tunes from all over Greece, while the violin, bagpipes, kanun, clarinet and zither play in harmony with the style of shadow puppet theatre.

IN COOPERATION WITH: THE MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THESSALONIKI

Time

(Monday) 18:00

thu12oct21:00MAARJA NUUT + HENDRIK KALJUJÄRV21:00 SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

Price

€12 REGULAR €10 CONCESSIONS Invitations available for unemployment card holders

Event Details

Her fans call her Bjork of the Baltic. “This is what snow would sound like if it could sing”, said Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, a member of the army of celebrity fans of the Estonian violinist and performer who is taking the world by storm.

Mojo magazine refers to her concerts as a reverential experience, Pitchfork’s opinion makers find in her sound the ideal combination of Dada and Baltic folk, while her idiosyncratic music finds its way to the most important media outlets on the planet: Louder Than War, Quietus and many other electronic and printed media outlets.

An ethereal presence, that brings to mind the Cocteau Twins, but is still willing to travel through the realm of disharmony and noise interludes, Maarja Nuut promises a concert that will be rich in emotional intensity, while on stage she will be accompanied by the electronic forms of Hendrik Kaljujärv.

http://www.maarjanuut.com/

Time

(Thursday) 21:00

Location

SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

2 Ethnikis Amynis Street Τ: 2315 200 200

sat14oct21:00LIVE 6daEXIt21:00 ‘SOLON MICHAILIDIS’ TEST AND REHEARSAL HALL OF THE T.S.S.O.

Price

€10 REGULAR €7 CONCESSIONS Invitations available for unemployment card holders

Event Details

The improv group that was created in 2007 in Thessaloniki and has had more than 60 members in its composition, presents a mixture of its special musical journey at this year’s Dimitria. In a concert that was prepared especially for the event, 6daEXIt Improvisational Ensemble will unleash on stage a programme of experimental musical compositions of the 21st century, part of which was composed especially for 6daEXIt after an open invitation to experimental music composers everywhere.

IN COOPERATION WITH: AUTH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC LAB

Time

(Saturday) 21:00

Location

‘SOLON MICHAILIDIS’ TEST AND REHEARSAL HALL OF THE T.S.S.O.

73 Nikis Avenue Τ: 2310 257 900

sun15oct21:00CONCERT FontanaMIXensemble21:00 ‘SOLON MICHAILIDIS’ TEST AND REHEARSAL HALL OF THE T.S.S.O.

Price

€10 REGULAR €7 CONCESSIONS Invitations available for unemployment card holders

Event Details

Scholarly music, modern questions. The Italian group from Bologna, that has been active since 2002 and has worked with the most important names in contemporary music, covers an imaginative, broad performance spectrum. During their long career, FontanaMIXensemble have performed pieces by Bach ‘embellished’ with electronic elements, they have organised concerts, seminars and meetings dedicated to contemporary creation, and they invite composers and guest soloists to their events. At the Dimitria they will present a programme of Italian post-war composers, such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Paolo Aralla, Franco Donatoni, Fausto Romitelli, and others, while they will cover a period from 1947 to 21st century.

http://www.fontanamix.it/

CONCERT IN COOPERATION WITH: THE MUNICIPALITY OF BOLOGNA  AND AUTH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC LAB

Time

(Sunday) 21:00

Location

‘SOLON MICHAILIDIS’ TEST AND REHEARSAL HALL OF THE T.S.S.O.

73 Nikis Avenue Τ: 2310 257 900

wed18oct18:00LAIKO AND REMBETIKO SONGS MUSIC HIGH SHOOL OF THESSALONIKI18:00 GLASS PAVILION OF THE AFTERNOON SUN

Price

FREE ADMISSION

Event Details

ANTHOLOGY OF LAIKO AND REMBETIKO SONGS BY THE MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THESSALONIKI

Tsitsanis, Vamvakaris, Chiotis, Kaldaras, Peristeris, Yenitsaris and Tatasopoulos, ‘Acharisti’ and ‘Chorisame ena dilino’, ‘O pasatempos’, and ‘To magalaki’, bouzouki, baglama, voices and guitars set the infallibly authentic tone of Greek musical tradition, in a nostalgic event that will bring joy and emotion. The laiko – rembetiko band of the Music High School of Thessaloniki presents an anthology of unforgettable favourite laiko and rembetiko songs by well known composers, starting in Ismir and Asia Minor and leading to Piraeus and Thessaloniki.

The subject matter of the lyrics, well known to most, covers immigration and love, tough guys and prison, and poverty and pain. The octet includes students from junior high school and high school who love this specific type of music and through their dedication to it have managed to disseminate a significant part of Greek musical tradition.

Time

(Wednesday) 18:00

Location

GLASS PAVILION OF THE AFTERNOON SUN

thu19oct21:00MARKUS STOCKHAUSEN– FLORIAN WEBER21:00 THESSALONIKI STATE CONSERVATORY

Price

€10 REGULAR €8 CONCESSIONS

Event Details

Marcus Stockhausen needs no introduction. Son of one of the most pioneering visionaries of the 20th century, composer and theoretician Karlheinz Stockhausen, he held his first concert at the age of four. He has been studying music since he was six years old, he collaborated intensively with his father, and gradually developed into one of the best trumpet players and composers of the contemporary German scene, moving with ease between jazz, chamber music and opera. A soloist, improviser and creator, Markus Stockhausen works with a number of performers and groups. However, a significant place in his collaborations with other artists is held by his work with award-winning jazz pianist Florian Weber. The two of them have been working together since 2008, while their first record was released under the legendary jazz label, ECM.

The duet will be at the 52nd Dimitria for a live performance of the inspired compositions on the ‘Alba’ album. Two of the greatest improvisers on the modern European jazz scene, in a wonderful concert, organised in cooperation with Goethe – Institut, as part of the ‘ANASES – Musical Worlds’ series.

http://www.markusstockhausen.de/

IN COOPERATION WITH: / GOETHE-INSTITUT / ANASES–MUSICAL WORLDS / THESSALONIKI STATE CONSERVATORY / UNITED WORLD MUSIC MANAGEMENT

    

 

Time

(Thursday) 21:00

Location

THESSALONIKI STATE CONSERVATORY

Corner of 15 Fragon Street and Leontos Sofou Street Τ: 2310 510 551 2310 522 157

fri20oct18:0022:32T.S.C. FLASH MOB18:00 - 22:32 Various locations

Price

FREE ADMISSION

Event Details

‘Flash mob’ means surprises, positivity, liveliness, free spirits, and creativity galore.

When the concept of the surprise – performance in an open public space is connected to the city’s new music scene, imaginative gatherings like this occur, where art meets collectives and we all become friends under a great melodic umbrella. Musical Flash Mob by the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki: they have fun here.

Coordinated by their head musicians Vladimiros Simeonidis and Dimosthenes Fotiadis. An ambitious, euphoric project, open to all.

In cooperation with Thessaloniki State Conservatory

 

Time

(Friday) 18:00 - 22:32

Location

Various locations

sat21oct21:00PIANO RECITAL HANDE DALKILIC21:00 ‘SOLON MICHAILIDIS’ TEST AND REHEARSAL HALL OF THE T.S.S.O.

Price

FREE ENTRY

Event Details

An established virtuoso pianist, whose expressive power in combination with her exceptional technique have brought her into contact with audiences that are ever-increasing in number.

Hande Dalkilic was born in Ankara and started taking piano lessons as a child. She devoted herself to music and started her academic education at 14, standing out due to her mature interpretation and broad repertoire. She has been actively recording since 2000, having recorded A. Adnan Saygun’s sonata Op. 76 as a global premier for BMP, while she has established her position on the art scene as a pianist who expresses the work of contemporary Turkish composers clearly and with excellent quality.

Her new album is titled ‘Tunes of the Upper Euphrates’ and includes nine folk compositions by Cetin Isikozlu, released under Kalan Music Label. Having held recitals and concerts throughout the world, Hande Dalkilic is visiting the 52nd Dimitria for an appearance that will delight fans of the classical repertoire.

IN COOPERATION WITH THE TURKISH CONSULATE

http://www.handedalkilic.com

Time

(Saturday) 21:00

Location

‘SOLON MICHAILIDIS’ TEST AND REHEARSAL HALL OF THE T.S.S.O.

73 Nikis Avenue Τ: 2310 257 900

          

      

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