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8th Aegina International Music Festival (the programme)

Aegina Music Festival


8th Aegina International Music Festival

Artistic director Dora Bakopoulos


25 July – 9 August 2013



Events start at 9 p.m.


Thursday, 25 July 2013 Avra Beach

Athens State Orchestra


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Introduction Egmont, op. 84


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)

Concerto for Cello in A minor, op. 33

Allegro non Troppo

Allegretto con Moto

Tempo Primo


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36

Adagio molto – Allegro con brio


Scherzo Allegro – Trio

Allegro molto


soloist: Renato Ripo, cello

conductor: Michalis Economou


Sunday, 4 August 2013 Jason Molfessis Small

Theater, Pacheia Rahi (parallel event)


‘Bare Hands’

A documentary film about Dimitri Mitropoulos

Directed and written by George Skevas

Interpreted by Lefteris Vogiatzis

Dimitri Mitropoulos conducted the orchestras without baguette, only with his bare hands. In George Skevas' documentary, Lefteris Vogiatzis 'meets' Dimitris Mitropoulos. Guided by the personal letters of the famous Greek conductor to his dear friend, Kate Katsogiannos, and using rare archival footage, the film runs through the years Mitropoulos lived in America as director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and later the New York Philharmonic, until his tragic death at La Scala in 1960, while conducting Mahler's Third Symphony.


Director of Photography: Katerina Maragoudaki

Costumes: Eva Manidaki

Research & music selection: Simi Tsilali

Editing: Panos Voutsaras

Sound: Spyros Aravositas

Sound Mixing: Costas Varypompiotis

Executive producer: Eleni Berde

Executive Producer: Town Film

Producer: George Skevas

(Limited number of seats available)


Tuesday, August 6 • 2013 Avra Beach

Kyklos Ensemble

‘Astor Piazzolla for 12

12 soloist in tango

Twelve great soloists of classical music meet for the first time in a rendez-vous with Astor Piazzola's Nuevo Tango. Music with strong elements of Argentine tango and jazz performed with intense virtuosic combinations. Astor Piazzola is renowned throughout the world for the excitement he offered with his tango.

Today, musicians with great artistic presence in Greece and abroad, enter a unique musical path: Christos Zerbinos, Sergiou Nastasa, Vasilis Lykos, Takis Kapogiannis, Nikos Platyrachos, Dimitris Dekavallas, Marilena Dori, Marios Argyros, Dimitris Gogas, Costas Siskos, Dimitris Dessyllas, Miltos Logiadis.

Through Agis Gyftopoulos' sound design and under the direction of Miltos Logiadis, the composer's orchestrations combined with new orchestrations by Nikos Platyrachos, offer a new tango feeling. A production by the ‘Art Company’ and the ‘Kyklos Ensemble’.


Part I

1. Adios Nonino*

2. Otoño Porteño

3. Nuesto Tiempo*

4. Bordel 1900

5. Verano Porteño

6. Café 1930

7. Primavera Porteña*

8. Fugata*


Part II

1. Fuga y Mysterio*

2. Milonga del Angel

3. Night Club 1960

4. Concert d’Αujourd’hui

5. Inverno Porteño*

6. Tangata*

7. Oblivion*

8. Adios Nonino*


Christos Zerbinos, Accordion

Sergiou Nastasa, Violin

Vasilis Lykos, Cello

Takis Kapogiannis, Contrabass

Nikos Platyrachos, Piano

Dimitris Dekavallas, Guitar

Marilena Dori, Flute

Marios Argyros, Oboe

Dimitris Gogas, Trumpet

Costas Siskos, Horn

Dimitris Dessyllas, Percussion

Miltos Logiadis, Music Director


*Orchestration by Nikos Platyrachos

Sound Design by Agis Gyftopoulos


Wednesday, 7 August 2013 • Jason Molfessis

Small Theater, Pacheia Rahi

String Quartet TROPOS chamber music concert

with clarinettist Spyros Mourikis


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810

(Death and the maiden)


Andante con moto

Scherzo Allegro molto



Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op 115




Con moto


Dionysis Vervitsiotis, violin

Katia Kaminski, violin

Giannis Athanasopoulos, viola

Elly Philipou, cello

Spyros Mourikis, clarinet

(Limited number of seats available)


Friday, 9 August 2013 Avra Beach

Dimitris Kalantzis Quintet

‘Mano's’: Manos Hadjidakis Meets Jazz


Dimitris Kalantzis, piano, orchestration

Takis Paterelis, alto saxophone

Dimitris Papadopoulos, trumpet

Spiros Panagiotopoulos, drums

Giorgos Georgiadis, bass


A jazz approach to the music of the great Greek composer, the aesthetic

result of which contains and balances the element of originality and

respect to the primary material which these five musicians have

handled and developed. The aesthetic quality that has always

distinguished the music of Manos Hadjidakis is well kept in this project

while bringing to light extra dimensions of his musical art.


At the turbid river (Lyrics: Nikos Gatsos)

Dance (from ‘Tale without a name’)

May I be your world (Lyrics: Nikos Gatsos)

Street song (Lyrics: Nikos Gatsos)

A magical city

Wide open sea (Lyrics: George Roussos)

A Virgin (Lyrics: Nikos Gatsos)

Ballad of senses and illusions (Lyrics: Aris Davarakis)



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