Celebrating Mikis Theodorakis: Canto General & Popular Greek Songs

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Date: 28/04/2017

Starting at: 7:30 PM

Venue: City Recital Hall (2-12 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000)

Event summary:

The Greek Festival of Sydney returns to City Recital Hall, promising another huge festival finale and a perfect opportunity to revel in the music and culture of Greece.

This year’s concert, conducted by George Ellis, celebrates the music of iconic Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, best known for his theme to Zorba the Greek. His work, both classical and popular, draws on the rich musical heritage of his homeland.

Mezzosoprano Livia Brash and baritone Hayden Barrington combine with Sydney Philharmonia Choir to perform Theodorakis’ vibrant oratorio, Canto General. Performed in Spanish and based on Chilean Nobel-laureate Pablo Neruda’s book of poems, Canto General is an epic history of South America.

The tempo rises in the concert’s second half as special guest, Greek vocalist Dimitris Basis performs laika tragoudia – ‘popular songs’ by Theodorakis, celebrating life and love.

Presented by City Recital Hall and The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW

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