CULTURE

Mimis Plessas celebration at the Megaron

Mimis Plessas’s appearance at the Athens Concert Hall tonight is special, not only because it marks the end of this year’s celebrations of the composer’s 50-year presence in the Greek musical scene, but also because it will offer a reinterpretation of Plessas’s legendary «O Dromos» (The Road). «Following the concert at the Herod Atticus and the summer tour, I decided to schedule this last performance at the Concert Hall. Why? Because I wanted to include some landmark pieces which were not part of ‘The Jubilee,’ as well as please all those who were standing because they couldn’t get seats! Essentially, I wanted to prove that it is not just the monstres sacres who interpret my songs, but also the young,» said Plessas at a recent press conference, adding, «My songs do not have any particular color; neither does freedom.» «The Road» will be performed in the second part of the evening by Yiannis Kotsiras and Eleni Fotiadou. «’The Road,’ was composed the year I was born. So it’s like I’m singing about my own life,» said Kotsiras. «This is about a road we have all walked on; it is also a road we should all follow.» «We grew up with Plessas’s songs. I would like to interpret his songs for as long as I’m a singer,» said Dimitris Bassis, who will interpret Plessas songs in the first part of tonight’s concert. Also participating at tonight’s event are Penny Xenaki, Spyros Klissas, Angelos Chronas, the Friends of Contemporary Music Choir, and Plessas’s own Popular Orchestra. Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2000.