Germany and Israel will be celebrating their 50-year anniversary since the two countries commenced their diplomatic relations, through a special “Friendship Concert” scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 10, at Athens Concert Hall. The aim of the concert is to bring the two countries together in the spirit of peace and friendship in the post WWII era.
The concert is only open to special guests, but members of the public may be able to get an invitation if they contact the countries’ embassies directly. The event is organized by the ambassadors of Israel and Germany in Greece, Irit Ben-Abba and Peter Schoof, respectively.
Artus Ensemble, a trio made up of musicians from Germany (Perry Schack, guitar), Israel (Esti Rofé, flute) and Poland (Krzystof Kaczka, flute) will be accompanied by the Athens State Orchestra. Together they will perform works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Maurice Ravel, Arcangelo Corelli, Domenico Cimarosa, Ilse Weber, Lukasz Wos and John Williams.
The evening will close with the premiere of “Friendship Overture” composed especially for the event by Dimitris Gouzios of Athens State Orchestra.