MUSIC

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The Greek National Opera commissioned three young local composers doing interesting work – Ioannis Angelakis, Aspasia Nasopoulou and Orestis Papaioannou – to pen original work inspired by Lord Byron’s elegies to John Edleston


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The Half Note Jazz Club is screening a series of concerts it has hosted on its stage for 10 euros via the viva.gr website.

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The Onassis Foundation takes us into Thessaloniki’s legendary Eightball music stage on April 4, for a gig by 63 High, a ska-punk act that made its mark on the local music scene in the 1990s.

[Christos Petropoulos]
WHAT'S ON

The band will be performing original work and jazz standards from the stage of the Half Note, brought to our screens via Viva for 10 euros.


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Mariza Rizou will be performing a show at the Stavros Tou Notou venue in central Athens that will be live-streamed on March 28.

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MUSIC

Conducted by Sarah Hicks and joined by a handful of guest stars, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Danish National Concert Choir transport listeners into the soundscapes of Ennio Morricone.


‘Although we only appear in one song, when we heard about the nomination we felt it as a group achievement; we felt that we were a step closer to something of our own too,’ Arapoglou said. [Lauren Desberg]
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The rush of being nominated for a Grammy Award must be sweet for any musician, regardless of whether he or she is just a participant in the act or album up for the prestigious distinction.

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Greek singer Eleni Arapoglou is a member of the New York-based Rosa Vocal Group who appear as special guests in Croatian-American vocalist Thana Alexa’s song “Ona,” from the album of the same title. 

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CARNIVAL

Funky local music collective the Burger Project injects some Carnival fun into this year’s bleak festive season with a special show for the entire family on Saturday, March 13.



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Streaming live from the Athens Concert Hall and available for viewing for 48 hours, the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra (ELON) performs Schubert’s Octet.

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CYPRUS

Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held up wooden crosses and sang Church hymns outside of Cyprus’ state broadcaster on Saturday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry for the Eurovision song contest – titled “El Diablo” – that they say promotes satanic worship.

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The Athens Concert Hall presents “Las Meninas,” a performance inspired by the splendid 17th century painting by Diego Velázquez and the long reign of Spain’s Philip IV.


[George Lizardos]
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Acclaimed jazz bassist Petros Klampanis, drummer Jason Wastor and Rafail Meletea on piano perform original work – including from the trio leader’s latest album “Irrationalities” – and covers on the stage of the Half Note Jazz Club.