Classical composers

New Symphony Orchestra to Perform Its First Concert in Memoriam of James Pardew

The New Symphony Orchestra is dedicating its first concert to be held after the enforced break caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the memory of former United States ambassador James Pardew, who died on June 2.

The NSO said that Pardew, a member of the orchestra's honorary board, had been one of its most loyal supporters.

George Petrou & Armonia Atenea | January 30 - February 1

Acclaimed conductor George Petrou and the Camerata Orchestra's Armonia Atenea return to the Athens Concert Hall after their earlier tribute to Mozart with a concert dedicated to Haydn's grand symphonies: No. 92, known as the "Oxford" symphony, and No. 94, or the "Surprise" symphony. The performances will be streamed live from the venue starting at 8.30 p.m., free of charge, at

Veteran composer Muammer Sun dies at 89

Professor Muammer Sun, a doyen composer and educator who made several contributions to the development of Contemporary Polyphonic Turkish Music, passed away on Jan. 16 at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospital due to multiple organ failure. He was 89.

He was taken to the hospital on the night of Jan. 15 for his treatment.

An intimate portrait of a great composer

From 1795 to 1816, inflation was so rampant in Vienna, because of the Napoleonic Wars, that Ludwig van Beethoven's fortune shrank 40 times. Today, the average European is suffering from depression, uncertainty and anger because of the coronavirus crisis, but virtually none of us could possibly realize what it would be like to live in Beethoven's times.

250 Years from The Birth of Beethoven

250 years ago this month, Ludwig van Beethoven was born. Although the exact date of his birth is not known with complete certainty, it is generally assumed to be 16 December 1770. According to Wikipedia: "There is no authentic record of the date of his birth; however, the registry of his baptism, in the Catholic Parish of St.

Underground Youth Orchestra | Athens | February 15

The Underground Youth Orchestra will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a concert at the Pireos Street annex of the Benaki Museum on Saturday, February 15. The band was originally formed by a group of children who would get together for rehearsals in a basement. To date, they have performed more than 60 concerts all over Greece.