Free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements will be on stage at the Six Dogs cultural center in downtown Athens on March 12. The concert is part of the Saint Paul's Sessions series of live events organized by Groove Productions with the aim of introducing international artists from the ambient, post-classical, electronica and experimental scene to the Athenian public.
The Camerata - Friends of Music Orchestra Musicians revisits the baroque repertory on February 22, performing Bach's masterly concerti for two, three and four harpsichords on period instruments, under the baton of Markellos Chryssicos. The harpsichords will be played by Chryssicos, Panos Iliopoulos, Gerasimos Choidas, Jason Marmaras, Alexandros Mastichiadis and Elke Robersscheuten.
The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra performs a tribute to Richard Strauss (1864-1949) with a concert of the German composer's Serenade for 13 Winds, Duet-Concertino for clarinet and bassoon, Metamorphosen, Study for 23 Solo Strings and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. The ensemble is conducted by Dimitris Botinis, with Spyros Mourikis on clarinet and Alexandros Oikonomou on bassoon.
The Zoo bar and cafe in the northern suburb of Halandri presents soprano Katerina Doxastaki and pianist Theodoros Kotepanos in an evening dedicated to German romanticism featuring compositions by Robert Schumann. The three works that will be performed are "Liederkreis" Op. 39 (1840), "Gesange der Fruhe" Op. 133 (1953) and "Frauenliebe und Leben" Op. 41 (1840).
Turkey commemorated Cem Karaca, one of the prominent figures of "Anatolian rock," on Feb. 8, 16 years after his passing.
Suffering a heart failure, Karaca, a beloved and respected figure in Turkey, died on Feb.8, 2004 in metropolis Istanbul, at the age of 58.
During his lifetime, he recorded 24 albums and gave hundreds of concerts, winning the hearts of millions of people.
The Bucharest-hosted George Enescu International Music Festival has been nominated for the first time for an International Opera Award 2020 to reflect the increasingly sustained promotion of opera in the festival's events.