CULTURE

Composer of ‘Brides’ score and more to give two live performances

Two live performances by composer Stamatis Spanoudakis are part of the Athens Festival’s events this week. With proceeds going toward the Together for the Child foundation, the concerts are scheduled to take place at the Herod Atticus Theater tomorrow and on Friday. A composer with a rich recording history ranging from compositions for cinema, theater and television, Spanoudakis is a highly popular artist who takes to the stage only rarely. One of his most recent works was the original score of «Brides,» a film directed by Pantelis Voulgaris and produced by Martin Scorsese. Given the rarity of his live concerts, every time the artist faces his audience he feel «obliged,» as he says, to present excerpts from the gamut of his works, satisfying both his public and, eventually, himself as well. In this way, every concert becomes a recapitulation of his work so far, leaving the artist to ponder what’s coming up next. Influences At the Herodion, Spanoudakis will combine three kinds of music which have over the years influenced his own work. Rock, classical and Greek music will feature prominently in a concert which promises to be quite different from his previous live appearances. The Herod Atticus Theater is situated below the Acropolis. Tickets are available at the theater’s on-site box office and the Hellenic Festival Box Office (39 Panepistimiou, tel 210.928.2900). For credit card bookings, call the same number.