Athens Conservatoire

Subset | Athens | June 10-14

The Athens Epidaurus Festival presents the multifaceted Subset Festival in co-production with the Athens Conservatoire (17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B). Diverse types of musical creations are incorporated into various artistic trends at the renovated conservatory venues, presenting soloists and ensembles, established and up-and-coming artists alike, and open-call workshops.

Historical Experiences | Athens | April 6

The Athens Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Historical Experiences" at the Athens Conservatoire (17-19 Vasileos Georgiou, athensconservatoire.gr). The orchestra will perform works by Greek composer Dionysios Lavrangas, as well as French composer Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra and more. Artistic Director Byron Fidetzis will lead this unique program.

Tangos of Magical Realism | Athens | March 21

Greek composer Jannos Eolou's internationally acclaimed "Tangos of the Magic Reality" makes its Athens debuts with the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra at the Athens Conservatoire (17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B) on March 21. Exploring a blend of global and Argentinean influences, Eolou's 18 orchestral themes evoke the literary and visual expressions of magical realism.

Theodore | Athens | December 20-21

Greek composer and multi-instrumentalist Theodore will present his brand-new project at the Athens Conservatoire's (athensconservatoire.gr) New Stage. His albums "It Is But It's Not" and "Inner Dynamics" became internationally acclaimed, while NPR Music placed him among its "Favorite Discoveries and Memorable Moments" in 2018.

Forest Swords | Athens | November 28

Electronic producer and composer Matthew Barnes, aka Forest Swords, returns with his long-awaited new single "Butterfly Effect." Part industrial electronica, part bleak greyscale pop, with "Butterfly Effect," Forest Swords' world shifts deeper into murkier musical territory, with a previously unheard vocal sample by the singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry.

Art Book Fair | Athens | October 6-8

Since 2019, the Athens Art Book Fair has been showcasing artists who push the boundaries of traditional books and explore a variety of experimental forms. This year's edition hosts over 80 exhibitors, as well as a collective display featuring more than 50 artists from Greece and across the world, including the US, Spain, Japan, Prague, Portugal, Argentina, Peru, Tunisia and more.

Greek Muse | Athens | February 8

Soprano Myrsini Margariti and pianist Effie Agrafioti present "Greek Muse: Songs by Greek Female Composers and Female Composers of Greek Decent" at the Aris Garoufalis Hall of the Athens Conservatoire in downtown Athens on Saturday, February 8. The concert is part of a series co-organized by the Greek National Opera's Alternative Stage and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann | Athens | November 13-16

Following the success of its tribute to French composer Olivier Messiaen last March, the Goethe Institute has teamed up with the Athens Conservatory for a new tribute, this time to Germany's Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-70). Running from November 13 to 16 at the Conservatory premises, the series of events comprises concerts, lectures, film screenings and discussions.

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