CULTURE

Artis Piano Trio to perform series of concerts in Halandri

The recently founded Artis Piano Trio will demonstrate the influence of folk traditional elements on 19th century music in its forthcoming concert at the Arts Center of Halandri on Sunday evening. The concert, which is part of the art center’s classical music series of concerts, will consist of Russian composer Mikhail Glinka’s Three Russian Songs, Johannes Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 87, and finally Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Trio «Dumky,» Op. 90. The Artis Piano Trio consists of pianist Anni Totsiou, violinist Yiannos Margaziotis, who is also first violin at the Greek National Opera, and cellist Nikolaos Kavakos, a first cello at the Greek National Opera. The trio made its first appearance in Athens on March 2002 and has since performed repeatedly in the capital (at the Goethe Institute, the Hellenic American Union and the Benetatos Cultural Center, among other venues) as well as in other cities around Greece, including Nafplion’s Music Festival, the Patras Music Festival, the Classical Music Soirees organized by the Municipality of Hania in Crete and elsewhere. The Artis Piano Trio plays well-known works of international classical music but also lesser-known pieces and particularly supports the work of Greek composers. It has also presented part of its work on radio and television. Coming up The trio has embarked on a series of concerts on Romanticism at the Arts Center of Halandri for the 2004-2005 period. Future plans include a performance at the Syros Music Festival this coming summer, as well as concerts at the Athens Concert Hall next November. The Arts Center of Halandri, where the trio will play, is situated at 53 Garittou, Halandri (near the Halandri metro station), tel 210.639.3341. The concert starts at 8.30 p.m. For ticket information, call tel 210.723.4567 or log on to www.ticketservices.gr.