Alkinoos Ioannidis | Athens | To January 27

In one of the most exciting bits of news on the local arthouse music scene this year, singer-songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis has got back together with his band after a break of almost two decades to revisit old classics and write new work. The act is on stage every Thursday and Friday through the end of the month at the Vox music stage (16 Iera Odos, Kerameikos, tel 210.347.5900).

Hadjidakis in Film | Athens | March 1 & 2

The Greek National Opera presents two movie suites by Manos Hadjidakis at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on March 1 and 2. The first is the "The Martlet's Tale," a soundtrack penned by the great Greek composer for the 1970 film of the same title directed by John Crowther, which received such poor reviews at its San Francisco preview that it was never released.

Hadjidakis Tribute | Athens | September 28-30

Accompanied by singers Alkinoos Ioannidis and Dimitra Selemidou, the Greek National Opera orchestra and choir present Manos Hadjidakis's emblematic "Gioconda's Smile" and "Magnus Eroticus" song cycles in a tribute to the celebrated Greek composer at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on September 28, 29 and 30. Shows start at 8 p.m.

Alkinoos Ioannidis | Athens | July 3

Greek singer-songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis, known for his emotive renditions of Greek folk classics, has cast his nets wide to enrich his repertory with music from different parts of the world. He will be joined by five musicians on conventional and traditional Greek instruments for a performance at Technopolis on Monday, July 3, starting at 9 p.m.