Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Grandmaster Flash, a pioneer of what are now staple DJ techniques, is bringing his legendary backspins and record scratch sounds to Athens for a memorable concert at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Born Joseph Sadler, the artist burst onto the scene in the 70s, blazing a trail for all those who followed.
Take the whole family to enjoy an evening of acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, acting and Chinese martial-art elements at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Labyrinth Dome, where Cirko Cachivache's skilled performers will be telling the story of a king and queen whose kingdom is threatened by the king's evil brother, with music by Michalis Stefanidis.
Fresh off the release of a Greek mythology-inspired album, Illinois native Andrew Bird is visiting Athens on Monday, June 24 for this year's Summer Nostos Festival. An indie-rock instrumentalist, Bird is widely loved for his innovative loop work, violin playing and, most importantly, his whistling. His latest album, "My Finest Work Yet," is his first with an overt political message.
Featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra of Athens and music by George Kouroupos, "The Chessboard Runaways" is one of many events lined up for this year's Summer Nostos Festival. This opera-play hybrid tells the story of two rebellious lovers, the White Queen and the Black Knight, who escape their strict chessboard life to explore freedom in the outside world.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has donated 3.4 million euros to Oxford University to support the expansion of its Late Antique and Byzantine studies department.
According to Professor Peter Frankopan, director of the Oxford Center for Byzantine Research, "this magnificent gift is testimony to the work done in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine studies at Oxford."