A printmaking exhibition and six music concerts are included this summer in the schedule of Megaro Gyzi Festival 2014, that is organized for the 8th year under the artistic direction of Yannis Papaconstantinou. The festival will take place from August 1st to 23rd at the 17th century Venetian mansion Megaro Gyzi in Fira, the capital town of Santorini island. The entrance to all events is free and start time is 21:00.
This year, the festival is dedicated to the memory of Manos Hatzidakis, one of the most important Greek composers, on the occasion of the 20 years since his death. This is why songs of this world-famous composer will be presented in all events of the festival. Here are the events of Megaro Gyzi Festival 2014:
August 1st, Opening of printmaking exhibition
Opening of the printmaking exhibition entitled Copper Engravings: Panagiotis Tsetsis and Lambros Orfanos, two important Greek engravers. Exhibition will last until August 23rd. Curator: Yannis Papaconstantinou
August 4th, Musical concert of Ioanna Forti and the Athens Quintet
Musical concert of the major mezzo-soprano singer Ioanna Forti and the Athens Quintet Dimitris Dounis, a special quintet of plucked string instruments.
August 7th, Musical concert of Stavros Lantsias
Musical concert of a quintet headed by the pianist Stavros Lantsias, who serves a wide range of music, including influences from classical, soundtrack and jazz music.
August 10th, Sonia Theodoridou sings arias of love
The world-renowned soprano Sonia Theodoridou sings the unique concert Arie Amorose with arias of love from the Renaissance and the baroque era.
August 13th, Songs by Erofili
The Greek signer Erofili (from music band Trifono) interprets beloved Greek and foreign songs.
August 17th, Gadjo Dilo concert
The surprise Greek band of the year, Gadjo Dilo, manages to link musically the bouzouki of Tsitsanis and Chiotis with the gypsy jazz swing guitar of Django Reinhardt in this fantastic concert.
August 20th, Giorgos Tsolis jazz trio
The festival ends with the Giorgos Tsolis jazz trio, a modern trio from the Netherlands, whose compositions reflect the traditional jazz idiom with the sound of today.