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White Tower tales


A set of multi-themed events inspired by the White Tower monument and its connection with city life both in the past and today. White Tower tales is a Parallaxi production in the context of 54th Dimitria Festival in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki- Directorate of Culture, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki Concert Hall MOUSA (Youth Symphony Orchestra), Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Thessaloniki Film Festival, the Ephorate of Antiquities of

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18 October 2019


Macbeth – Τeatro di Sardegna


A remarkable and innovative adaptation of the classic tragedy written by William Shakespeare. During Allessandro Serra’s performance, the set is transferred from the United Kingdom and Scotland to Sardinia and its carnival culture and rituals. Driven by the spirit of Elizabethan theatre, all main characters are played by male actors. The original text is translated into the Sardinian dialect since both the Sardinian music and sound colors remind us something

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Selanik


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

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LACHRIMÆ LYRÆ (Seven tears)


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

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Thessaloniki in paintings


The Society for Macedonian Studies holds an exhibition entitles “Thessaloniki in paintings” in the Art Gallery to celebrate the 80th anniversary from its foundation. This event is a part of the festivities organized to celebrate the 80 years of the S. F. M. S. and will host the artworks both of Greeks artists and artists from abroad with topics concerning landscapes, monuments and other important aspects of the capital of

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Real Magic


Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in an impossible illusion –part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, often an after midnight nightmare which they are called to revisit for more moments of hope and defeat. Caught in a world of second-chances, final knowledge, changes and transformations, Real Magic takes the audience on

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Exhibition dedicated to Haris Savvopoulos


Haris Savvopoulos, art historian and professor of Art History at the School of Visual and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, had been cooperating for many years with the Municipality of Thessaloniki and mainly with the Municipal Art Gallery and Thessaloniki History Centre. After his sudden death, an exhibition will be held in his honor at Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery. Haris Savvopoulos supported the work of numerous modern

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Salonico Sephardic music concert


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

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Aut viam inveniam aut faciam – I shall either find a way or make one


With the participation of art historians, visual artists and academics, this workshop is dedicated to Haris Savvopoulos’ life and artistic work, a distinguished artist in the field of visual arts in our city during the last decades. Being an Art Historian and Professor of Art History at the School of Visual and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mr. Savvopoulos, who died suddenly, had a good cooperative relationship

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Harpscapes


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,

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