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.
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.
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.