September

Mon30Sep21:00SelanikClassic Ottoman Music concert by Tanz-i-mat project21:00

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

A completely unknown part of Thessaloniki’s music tradition is presented through the work of four Ottoman music composers all coming from Thessaloniki city who had lived in Constantinople during the 18th and 19th century. Moreover, the traditional music of the Turkish population of our city is also introduced to us as a typical example of the music tradition of the Southeastern Balkans. When the exchange of the Greek and Turkish population took place, this community was forced to leave carrying with them -among others- its own music tradition.

There are six musicians: three of them come from Thessaloniki: Dimitris Vasileiadis –the leader of the project-in psaltery, research and instrumentations along with Kostas Papagiannidis in oud and Elena Moudiri-Chasiotou to be the singer. The group is completed with two artists from Athens that have lived in Thessaloniki for a long time, Loukas Metaxas in percussion, Chrysanthi Gkika in the byzantine lyre and a Turkish artist from Constantinople, Pamir Panya who plays ney and also sings. They are all artists with great experience in Eastern music who have leaved their own unique mark at a place that has every right to keep it.

Time

(Monday) 21:00

October

Tue01Oct21:00LACHRIMÆ LYRÆ (Seven tears)Concert by Sokratis Sinopoulos & L’Achéron21:00 ROTONDA

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

The moving and timeless sound produced by Sokratis Sinopoulos’ lyre talks with the violas da gamba and these luminous and impressive sounds produced by the French L’Achéron ensemble. Based on Lachrimæ or “Seven Tears” combosed by the famous English composer of the 16th century John Dowland as well as on a feeling of sorrow and happiness expressed by the byzantine sounds, five musicians narrate the healing story of the transition from darkness to light, from mourning to feast.

Sokratis Sinopoulos, having a very special way of expression, is the first voice at John Dowland’s piece for five voices. This particular combination between the lyre and the violas da gamba occurs for the very first time and Sinopoulos manages to combine Eastern music with byzantine sounds in a very original way.

Sokratis Sinopoulos- lyre
FrançoisJoubert-Caillet – soprano viola da gamba
LucileBulanger – tenor viola da gamba
Andreas Linos – tenor viola da gamba
SarahVanOudenhove – bass viola da gamba

In cooperation with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki city

Time

(Tuesday) 21:00

Location

ROTONDA

5 Agiou Georgiou Square Τ: 2310 968 860

Fri04Oct21:00Salonico Sephardic music concertby Tanz-i-mat project21:00 YENI CAMI

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

This concert comprises melodic relics of a formerly rising community in Thessaloniki that was distinguished due to the rage of the 2nd World War and all those horrible Nazi opinions. Those songs were sung in ladino, a language which is also about to disappear.

You will listen to very popular songs among them some other less or not popular at all. These songs were sung by the Jews of Thessaloniki and their interpretation was based on old archives kept by Jews of Thessaloniki as well as on recordings during the 30’s and 40’s in America.

Artists-participants: Dimitris Vasileiadis-psaltery/research, Kosta Papagiannidis-oud, Elena Moudiri-Chasiotou-song, Loukas Metaxas- percussion, Chrysanthi Gkika- byzantine lyre, Pamir Panya- ney.

Time

(Friday) 21:00

Location

YENI CAMI

30, Archeologikou Mousiou Street. Tel: 2310 857978, 2310 425531

Sat05Oct00:00Kapani Project Festival00:00 KAPANI MARKET

Price

Free admission

Event Details

For the fourth consecutive year, this multi-themed festival that for years gathers all people of the city at its hot spot offers us two days full of various events. On October 5th and 6th, we will have the chance to feel the city’s beat at Kapani market. The festival will host unique artists, live acts, dg sets and performances that will make the city’s picturesque streets dance in their own rhythm giving us at the same time the chance to enjoy street food.

Among all these great artists that will keep the audience awake until dawn, we shall have the chance to meet Chevy, Christos El. Papadopoulos Quintet, John Slender, K.atou, Liane, Maria S., Matina Sous Peau and the Mojosphere with MC Yinka. All major music cultures such as electronica, jazz, dub and hip hop are gathered together at this exact place to present their own show offering special soundscapes that will connect all little narrow streets with the main axis of the city.

TIME 12:00-00:00

Time

(Saturday) 00:00

Location

KAPANI MARKET

Menexe 25, Thessaloniki

Thu10Oct21:00HarpscapesConcert by Raul Moretti (Italy)21:00 THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Price

10€ full 5€ reduced

Event Details

Being an unconventional and many-sided artist, the Italian-Swiss harpist Raul Moretti approaches music in a very personal way. Beginning with classical harp, he then continued his studies in electric and electroacoustic harp and learned to compose and improvise using very special techniques. Today, he is considered to a great modern virtuoso, with an international career that brings his harp into various musical worlds such as avant garde, pop-rock, world music, electronics, dance, classic and free improvisation.

His live performances react in a very creative way with other arts such as dancing, painting, cinema, video-installation and offer to its audience a wide spectrum of feelings and unique concert experience.

In cooperation with
Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Instituto di Cultura of Athens,
Embassy of Italy in Athens,
Tempo Forte Italy – Greece 2019, ΜΙΒΑΟ

Time

(Thursday) 21:00

Location

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

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

Fri11Oct20:30Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra by Natassa Mare Quintet20:30 THESSALONIKI CITY HALL

Price

5€

Event Details

This is an intercultural meeting that intends to connect Greek sound and colors with the traditional/Mediterranean sounds and the modern music using elements from archaeological writings through vocal fragments.
In the context of this cooperation between Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra and the aforementioned Greek-German quintet, all topics are replaced to a modern soundscape through jazz, free improvisation, intercultural influences and international music sounds.

Natassa Mare Quintet: Natassa Mare Moumtzidou, Wolfgang Fuhr, Filippos Kostavelis, Giorgos Smyrnis, Hans Fickelscher
Instrumentations: Efi Ratsou
Ensemble conductor: Haris Iliadis

In cooperation with The Goethe Institut Thessaloniki

Time

(Friday) 20:30

Location

THESSALONIKI CITY HALL

Vasileos Georgiou 1 Thessaloniki 546 40

Sun13Oct13:00Italian folk music concertBy Giovanni Floreani,Gianfranco Luganο and Evaristo Casonato13:00 PLATEIA ATHONOS

Price

Free admission

Event Details

This year’s Dimitria Festival host Furclap, a cultural organization from Udine-Italy with a concert curated by the artistic director of Canto Spontaneo Festival, Mr. Giovanni Floreani along with two distinguished musicians Giafranco Lugano and Evaristo Casonato of the Friuli Vanezia Giulia region.
The concert’s repertoire includes folk songs of the Friuli region interspersed with Celtic and Balkan melodies of the Renaissance and a special dedication to the host-country, Greece. Moreover, numerous all-time great Italian hits of the 60’s and 70’s will also be sung. It will be an enchanting concert full of Italian music and captivating ambience.

In cooperation with the Hellenic Italian Chamber

Time

(Sunday) 13:00

Location

PLATEIA ATHONOS

Vagdamali 1, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece

Mon14Oct21:00Fin’amorBy Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki 21:00 FRIDA LIAPPA HALL TH.P.A.

Price

10€ full 8€ reduced

Event Details

Fin’Amor is a medieval phrase used by troubadours of the 12th and 13th century to define the ideal and perfect love. The meaning of this phrase has to do with the constant desire and pursuit of the absolute, unattainable, utopian.
Lamia Bedioui and Solis Barki communicate the Earth’s pulse to us using fast rhythms and soundscapes.
Through songs from all around the world, Greece, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Palestine, Spain and France, this interpretative music duo offers to its audience a journey beginning from the 13th until the 20th century; a voice and percussion concert where improvisation is totally welcome.

Lamia Bedioui : Song and narration
Solis Barki : Frame drums, darbuka,Talking drums, dingeridoo, berimbau, cymbals, davul, bongo drum, castanets, jaw harp,Wood block, glockenspiel, kazoo, plastic tube

Time

(Monday) 21:00

Location

FRIDA LIAPPA HALL TH.P.A.

Tue15Oct21:00Jazz fusion concertBy Kyriakos Sfetsas & the Greek Fusion Orchestra21:00 THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Price

10€ full 8€ reduced

Event Details

Being a live legend of the Greek music stage and a world famous artist, Kyriakos Sfetsas composed symphonic, movie, theatre and ballet music as well as chamber and pieces for solo instruments, electronic and jazz music. In 1976, one year after his return from France just after the fall of the Junta, he created the Greek Fusion Orchestra. Following an invitation of Manos Hatzidakis, he worked at the Third Programme of the Hellenic Radio as a freelance producer and later on as director of the 3rd programme.
GFO is the accomplishment of his own ambition dating back to the avant-garde period of his career in Paris during the 60’s to offer a work that will expand the limits of Greek traditional music. He succeeded in creating a progressive jazz fusion masterpiece comprising complex and inspiring compositions and instrumentations.
Greek Fusion Orchestra never performed on stage that time period. Today- after 42 years- GFO, whose members are new musicians all selected by Kyriakos Sfetsas, presents for the first time its music to the audience.

Giorgos Palamiotis – Bass
Sakis Tsinoukas – Electric Guitar
Giorgos Bereris- Piano, Fender Rhodes
Kostas Fortsas – Clarinet
Tasos Fotiou – Flute, tenor saxophone
Giannis Angelopoulos – drums

Time

(Tuesday) 21:00

Location

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

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

Wed16Oct21:00Soundscapes Compositionsby the DissonArt ensemble 21:00 FRIDA LIAPPA HALL TH.P.A.

Price

10€ full 8€ reduced

Event Details

As part of the European multidisciplinary program “INTERFACES” coordinated by Onassis Cultural Centre where a range of new audiences engage with contemporary music in Europe, these very ingenious people of Thessaloniki city that form dissonArt ensemble will give  a really unexpected concert comprising 8 new compositions all inspired by 8 important monuments of Thessaloniki: the White Tower, Navarinou square, Arch of Galerious, Panagia Achiropeiitos church, Agia Sofia church, Roman market, Aristotelous square and Thessaloniki port.

This concert will mark the beginning of a sonic stroll entitled Soundscapes Compositions and the visitor will have the opportunity to install “My city, My sounds’ application on his/her mobile and make a tour around all points-stations of this stroll listening to the city’s whispers. The aforementioned event is a production of Onassis Cultural Centre and is held in the context of Interfaces network co-financed by “Creative Europe” Program of the European Union.

Composers: Christina Athinodorou, Marianthi Alexandri-Papalexandri, Michalis Paraskakis, Lambros Pigounis, Carola Bauckholt, Ηuihui Cheng, Simone Movio, Niels Roensholdt. 
dissonArt Ensemble: Giannis Anisengos (flute), Alexandros Stavridis (clarinet), Lenio Liatsou (piano), Thodoris Patsalidis (violin), Greta Papa (violin), Chara Seira (viola), Vasilis Saïtis  (violoncello), Giannis Chatzis (doublebass)
Music: Vladimiros Symeonidis (concert & recording), Christina Athinodorou (recording)

IN COOPERATION WITH THE:
Onassis
Cultural Centre
Interfaces,
Creative Europe- European Union

Time

(Wednsday) 21:00

Location

FRIDA LIAPPA HALL TH.P.A.