One painting group exhibition and seven music concerts are included this year in the program of Megaro Gyzi Festival in Santorini. The festival will take place from August 1st to August 23rd under the artistic direction of Yannis Papaconstantinou and events will be held in the wonderful 17th-century old family mansion Megaro Gyzi, located near the cable car of Fira. Entrance is free and all events start at 21.00.
August 1st, 2013
Thirty seven young artists of the Athens School of Fine Arts will present their work in this painting group exhibition titled Art for All. The inauguration of the exhibition is on August 1st, but it will be open to public from June 10th to September 10th.
August 4th, 2013
The Quartet of Marios Strofalis with Marios Strofalis (piano), Vangelis Vergotis (accordion), Alfredo Shtuni (violin) and Alexandros Mpotinis (violoncello) with present the musical performance European Taxim, where classical forms are combined with favorite dances, such as the Mediterranean tango, Nuevo tango, Aegean ballos, tarantella, flamenco and others.
August 7th, 2013
Three young artists, the Greek Loukia Loulaki (violoncello), the Polish Magdalena Wieckowska (violin) and the Spanish Damian Posse (double bass) will present a recital of classical music.
August 10th, 2013
The festival continues with the jazz trio of the composer and pianist Nikolas Anadolis, Dimitris Goumperitsis on double bass and Sotiris Anadolis on drums. August 13th, 2013
The Greek singer Zoe Papadopoulou, with a voice ideal for almost all kinds of songs, interprets old and latest beloved Greek songs accompanied on the piano by Neoklis Neofytides.
August 17th, 2013
Demo Deux, a duo with the excellent voice of Spyridoula Baka and Anastasis Sarakatsanos on the piano, present a musical performance with timeless favorite Greek songs and melodies from the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Europe and the international cinema. With them, Dimitris Varelopoulos on guitar and Petros Lampridis on bass.
August 20th, 2013
The pianist Spyros Manesis, the trumpeter Andreas Polyzogopoulos and the young bassist Arion Gyftakis cooperate to present jazz compositions from their recent albums and also approaches to the traditional repertoire of jazz.
August 23rd, 2013
The festival closes with an acoustic latin evening from Roman Gomez Quartet with guest star the great Cuban singer Odalis Palma. The band plays traditional music of Argentina, such as tango, chacarera, chamame and zamba, with influences from jazz and latin American folklore music, while Caribbean element and Cuban rhythm is also added.