Musicians

Vienna Symphony & Kavakos | Athens | June 22

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.

Brit-rock legends to headline Day 4 at Release

Celebrated for its club scene influence, English rock band New Order will grace the main stage of the Release Athens Festival on Saturday.
Born from the remaining members of the Mancunian outfit Joy Division - whose first album, "Unknown Pleasures," came out 40 years ago today - New Order infuses electronic beats with grimy rock and boasts an impressive oeuvre.

Man detained for murder in Thessaloniki after hammer attack

A 31-year-old Thessaloniki man was detained on murder charges on Friday after allegedly using a hammer to kill a 63-year-old woman in her home in Kalamaria.
According to police, the woman had called the 31-year-old to fix her air-conditioning unit on Wednesday.
The suspect allegedly told police that he attacked the woman following an argument.

Imago Sloveniae and Summer in Old Ljubljana festivals open

Under the title Slavic Rhapsody, the concert will present Slavic folk music and its echoes in music by featuring segments of operas, symphonic and choir music by composers such as Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Marjan Kozina, Stevan Mokranjac, Jakov Gotovac and Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin.

Man faces arson charges over Tsameika fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra in the western Peloponnese.
The man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Tuesday.

TAK Ensemble | Myconos | June 12 & 13

The New York-based chamber ensemble TAK is on the Greek holiday island of Myconos participating in the Delian Academy for New Music, an annual international meeting of musicians and composers. The ensemble will perform two concerts at the Grypario Cultural Center on Wednesday and Thursday, joining forces with Austria's Klangforum Wien in the second show. Both shows start at 7.30 p.m.

Man arrested over Monday's wildfire in western Peloponnese

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the western Peloponnese, in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency the man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work.

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