CULTURE

The program at the Herod Atticus

MAY 1: Concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, conducted by Simon Rattle, with soloist Daniel Barenboim. 15 & 16: «Le Aventurre di Pinocchio» opera by Antonio Cericola, performed by the Teatro Ventidio Basso di Ascoli. 29 & 30: The Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra in works by the composer, with singer Antonis Remos and a group of Greek actors. JUNE 1: Recital with Luciano Pavarotti. 3 & 4: Philip Glass’s «Orion,» performed by singers from around the world and Greece’s Eleftheria Arvanitaki (Cultural Olympiad). 6: Genee International Ballet Competition for new dancers from London’s Royal Academy of Dance. 9-12: The Greek National Opera in Verdi’s «Nabucco.» 17 & 18: Performance by the Munich Opera Ballet (Cultural Olympiad). 21 & 22: The Netherlands Dance Theater (Cultural Olympiad). 27 & 28: The Stary Theater of Cracow in the world premiere of Nietzsche’s «Thus Spoke Zarathustra.» JULY 1-3: «Oedipus Tyrranus,» directed by Japan’s Yukio Ninagawa. 4: Japanese music and songs. 5: Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, conducted by Mario Papadopoulos, with soloist Aris Garoufalis. 6: Gilberto Gil concert. 8: Concert of works by Ilias Andriopoulos, based on the poetry of Kalvos, Seferis and Elytis, with singers Manolis Mitsias, Tassis Christoyiannis and Ioanna Forti. 10 & 11: Sarah Bara’s Flamenco Dance Theater in Lorca’s «Marianna Pineda.» 14-16: The Greek National Opera Ballet in Tchaikovsky’s «Swan Lake» to choreography by Igor Zelensky. 17: Concert with Dimitris Sgouros and the Kodaly Quartet. 18: Tribute to Manos Hadjidakis with the Orchestra of Colors, featuring Maria Farandouri, Ilias Liougos and Aliki Kayialoglou. 23: The Sofia National Radio Choir performs Petridis’s «Saint Paul,» under the baton of Vyron Fidetsis. 25 & 26: Dionysis Savvopoulos. 28: Recital with 100 guitars. 30 & 31: Nikos Kazantzakis’s «Christ Recrucified,» directed by Giorgos Remoundos and starring Costas Kazakos and Giorgos Partsaklakis. AUGUST 2 & 3: «30th-40th Parallel» concert with George Dalaras and other singers from the Mediterranean basin. 4: The Regional Municipal Theater of Kozani presents «Ecclesiazousae.» 5: Yiannis Markopoulos concert. 7-9: The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and with Mstislav Rostropovich. 11 & 12: Notis Mavroudis concert. 14: The Athens State Orchestra in 36 dances by Skalkottas, conducted Vyron Fidetsis. 16 & 17: The Lyceum of Greek Women in traditional Greek dances. 20: The ERT Music Ensembles, conducted by Nikos Athinios, in Samaras’s opera «Rhea.» 23: Concert with the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra. 27: The Athens State Orchestra, conducted by Loukas Karytinos, performs extracts from Carl Orff’s «Carmina Burana.» 30 & 31: The Regional Municipal Theater of Kalamata in Shakespeare’s «Taming of the Shew.» SEPTEMBER 1 & 2: Prague Radio Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Valek and Alexandre Myrat. 4 & 5: The Regional Municipal Theater of Patras in Euripides’ «Iphigenia in Aulis.» 7: Chinese music and dance. 10: Events by the Greek Youth Parliament. 12-14: San Francisco Ballet performance. 15: «Eumenides,» by the Anna Synodinou Theater. 16: Tribute to Maria Callas. 17: The Vienna State Opera in Richard Strauss’s «Salome.» 18: Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Peter Schneider, with soloist Martino Tirimo. 21 & 22: The Athens State Orchestra in Arthur Honegger’s oratorio «Joan of Arc at the Stake,» directed by Thomas Moschopoulos. 24 & 25: Gospel with Liz McComb. 27 & 28: Balkan music concert with Savina Yiannatou and others.