CULTURE

Baltsa in charity concert

Distinguished mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa will join forces with the Athens State Orchestra at the Athens Concert Hall on Monday, January 14. The concert, organized by the Kallipateira Pan-Hellenic Women’s Sports Society and the Institute of Immigration Policy (IMEPO), will feature highlights of the great vocalist’s long career. Under the baton of Nikos Athineos, the orchestra will meander its way from Verdi to Berlioz and from Rossini to Puccini. The world-renowned Greek mezzo-soprano will give her performance for free, to support the joint cause of the two collaborating institutions, that is the foundation of the first Diagnostic and Prevention Clinic for Young Athletes at the Sotiria hospital. «Culture means respect and care for those who are different,» said IMEPO president Alexandros Zavos. Yet culture also means music, which in this case is expressed through the personality of Baltsa. «Her voice will send our message to all those who have a vision for a better world.» Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2333.