Music meets literature once more

The Orchestra of Colors is once more inviting the Greek public to literature and music happenings, in a new series of events this year. In the «Musical Mirrors,» which start tonight and will run to April 10 at the Melina Mercouri Foundation, James Joyce, Constantine Cavafy and Arthur Rimbaud will meet the music of Bach, Schubert and Dimitris Mitropoulos. The event will feature important compositions in new renditions, as well as upcoming musicians who will also perform their own work, including Fani Kossona, Haralambos Gogios, William Antoniou, Dimitris Dessyllas, Stathis Gyftakis and Petros Perakis. The public will have a chance to experience different kinds of literature, ranging from Cavafy’s poetry, Giorgos Grammatikakis’s scientific treatise on light, Rimbaud’s delirious monologue and Gorgias’s rhetorics to Federico Garcia Lorca’s lecture on Duende, Yiannis Valassiadis’s account of life in Istanbul, and the incomparable prose of James Joyce. «Musical Mirrors» will also see Papangelis’s humorous short story about living with his dog and Robert Fisher’s allegorical fairy tale. The program will kick off tonight, with Grammatikakis’s «Autobiography of Light,» accompanied by Fani Kossona’s original music. On February 6, Gorgias’s «Encomium of Helen» will follow suit, with Petros Perakis’s music. Then there will be Cavafy poetry with Dimitris Mitropoulos music on February 13, Valassiadis’s «Kai sta Tatavla Hioni» (Snow in Tatavla) with music from Istanbul interpreted by Socrates Malamas on February 20, Papangelis’s short story «Travologondas ton Spotty» (Tagging Spotty Along) with music by Stathis Gyftakis on February 27, James Joyce’s «The Dead» accompanied by Haralambos Gogios’s music on March 13, Rimbaud’s «A Season in Hell» with music by Theodoros Antoniou on March 20 and much more, until April 10. The Melina Mercouri Foundation is situated at 9-11 Polygnotou, Plaka, tel 210.331.5601. Tonight’s event will start at 8.30 p.m.

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