Dmitri Shostakovich

View from Olympus | Thessaloniki | November 8

The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Miltos Logiadis and with Konstantinos Destounis on piano and Alexej Gerassimez on percussion, presents John Psathas' award-winning "View from Olympus." Widely considered one of the three most important living composers of the Greek diaspora, Psathas was born and lives in New Zealand, where he has achieved a level of international success u

Gallardo & Kloeckner | Athens | October 7

Argentinean pianist Jose Gallardo and German cellist Benedict Kloeckner will inaugurate the new season at the Parnassos Literary Society with a concert titled "Stay Tuned." The two soloists, who have been gaining widespread critical popularity in recent years, will perform selections of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Shostakovich and Piazzolla. The concert starts at 8.30 p.m.

A classic is born

Very few of us can be present when history is made, when a new work makes such a deep impression that it is clear to everyone that a classic has been born. The world premiere of Dimitra Trypani's "Amiliti/The Silent One" in Paxos on September 9 was such an occasion, a defining moment in Greek, and international, music-drama.

Fanny Ardant’s ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ opens in Athens

Award-winning French actress Fanny Ardant directs the Greek National Opera in an ambitious and unconventional production of Dmitri Shostakovich's 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,' which opened at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens on Sunday. Based on a novel by Nikolai Leskov, the opera explores a woman's place in provincial pre-revolutionary Russia.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | Athens | May 12-22

Veteran French actor Fanny Ardant directs the Greek National Opera in an ambitious and unconventional production of Dmitri Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on May 12, 15, 17, 19 and 22. Based on the novel by Nikolai Leskov, the opera addresses the subject of a woman's position in provincial pre-revolutionary Russia.

Dvorak & Shostakovich | Athens | July 16

The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra gives its first Athens performance under its new artistic director and principal conductor Zoi Tsokanou, joined by accomplished German cellist Daniel Muller-Schott. The play list at the Herod Atticus Theater will include Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor and Shostakovich's uplifting Symphony No 5. The concert starts at 9 p.m.

Hangzhou Philharmonic | Athens | April 16

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Hangzhou comes to Athens as part of a series of events celebrating cultural ties between Greece and China on Monday, April 16. Conducted by Yang Yang, the ensemble will perform selections of Wagner, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. The concert starts at 8.30 p.m. and tickets ranges from 12-45 euros.

Battleship Potemkin | Athens | July 5

The Greek Festival is screening Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece "Battleship Potemkin" at the open-air Herods Atticus Theater on Wednesday, July 5, with live music from the Athens State Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich's symphonies 4, 5, 8, 10 and 11 accompany 65 minutes of breathtaking cinema under the baton of distinguished German conductor Jens Troester.

Transcription Ensemble | Athens | May 10

The Transcription Ensemble - comprising Yiorgos Kandylidis on violin, cellist Christos Grimpas and Nikos Zafranas on piano - will perform works by Alexander Scriabin, Arthur Lourie, Paul Juon, Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich inspired by photographs of Russian avant-garde art from the Costakis Collection that will be shown during the concert. The show starts at 8.30 p.m.