After 2,500 Years, Music on Acropolis’ South Side

For the first time after 2,500 years the south slope of the Acropolis will once again echo the works of Aeschylus and music. Next to one of the most ancient theaters of Athens, the Theatre of Dionysus, Megaron Mousikis (Athens Concert Hall) in conjunction with local NGO Diazoma is hosting a free concert on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. to honor those working on the restoration of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the ancient theaters.

The much expected concert will feature the works of Iannis Xenakis, Psapfa, George Kouroupos’ Monologue from Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translation Panos Moullas) first global launch, Antonio Vivaldi’s The Dance of the Muses, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Che farò senza Euridice from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice, Vivaldi’s Siam Navi from the opera Olympiad, and Gluck’s Vieni, Appaga Il Tuo Consorte, a duet from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice.

Soprano Myrsini Margaritis, mezzosoprano Irene Karayianni, bass-baritone Tasos Apostolou and percussionist Dimitris Dessyllas will sing the audience through the night. Camerata – Orchestra of Friends of Music will play under the guidance of conductor George Petrou. The major sponsor of the Orchestra 2011-2013 is the Alexander Onassis Foundation. The concert is free to those who receive a voucher (limited number) from the Athens Concert Hall box office.


  1.  Our focus is still in wrong direction. We need to be directing our energies not on more tourism but on technology. I’d love if Greek reporter started doing more stories on Greeks involved in technology and manufacturing. We cannot survive as a country if we don’t move in that direction. Technology will bring us the wealth and tools necessary to protect our homeland.


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