Concert Tribute to M. Theodorakis "from Eluard to Elytis"

ClubHouse, Auditorium, 29 March 2014 at 21:00

Admission Free!

A journey to the very different styles of Mikis Theodorakis's music that describes his tempest life and at the same time the Greek history from the second world war to our days in which he himself fully participated.

With the participation of:

  • Francesco Miotti, piano
  • Alessandra Molinari, soprano
  • Paolo Pasqualin, percussions
  • Eirini Vanikioti, piano
  • Fedra Mpazigou, violin
  • Alexis Meletiou, tzouras
  • Fotis Vezyreas, singing
  • Dora Raftogianni, mezzo-soprano

About Mikis Theodorakis

(b 1925 )

Mikis Theodorakis is among the most popular and prolific composers of Greece. Without question, he is the best-known Greek composer internationally. He was born on the island of Chios, Greece, on 29 July 1925. He studied at the Athens Conservatory, and, subsequently, at the Paris Conservatoire (music analysis with Olivier Messiaen and conducting with Eugène Bigot). From 1954 to 1960 he worked in Paris and London, composing symphonic music, ballet and film music, Zorba the Greek being his most famous score. In 1960 he placed himself as a leader of the regenerative cultural-political movement in Greece centered on the union of poetry and music, composing dozens of song-cycles, oratorios, revues and music for Greek drama among other things. This movement was connected with the progressive political forces of that period, which aimed, beyond the establishment of democratic life in Greece, at a much deeper and broader rebirth of the Greek people. This was to bring him often at the centre of political life, reaching a climax with his active participation in the resistance movement against the military dictatorship (1967–74).