Conductor Ion Marin, honorary director of the "Madrigal - Marin Constantin" Chamber Music National Choir and founder of the Cantus Mundi National Programme, says in an interview to AGERPRES that music and culture in general represent a catalyst for Romania's change. "I believe in Romania's change, in the first place. And I believe music is a catalyst.
The International Classical Music Festival of the Cyclades is under way at the Apollon Theater in Ermoupoli on Syros. The annual festival features artists from all over the world in performances of classical works from chamber music to arias under the artistic direction of Greek National Opera violinist Giannou Margaziotis.
The Athens State Orchestra, conducted by Stefanos Tsialis, accompanies solo violinist Maxim Vengerov for a performance of Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 77. A prominent conductor and violinist, Vengerov has held several teaching positions in reputable musical academies across the globe.
European Music Day will be extra special this year as the popular institution celebrates its 20th anniversary. Here in Greece, 48 towns, cities and other locations will be hosting more than 400 artists from different parts of the world - from full orchestras to small ensembles, solo artists and DJs - at 270 venues, from June 21 to 23.
Some 200 musicians and singers will be joining forces for a tribute to the celebrated Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis on Monday, June 24, in aid of the Elpida charity for children with cancer. The event at the Panathenaic (Kallimarmaro) Stadium features the Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra, along with guest singers and soloists, in an evening of the composer's greatest hits.
The Vienna Symphony Orchestra joins forces with acclaimed violinist and conductor Leonidas Kavakos for a performance at the open-air Herod Atticus Theater on Saturday, June 22. Founded in 1900, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with celebrated maestros including Wilhelm Furtwangler, Herbert von Karajan, Georges Pretre and Vladimir Fedoseyev.