The first Greek orchestra ever to appear at the Proms, Armonia Atenea is joined by its Artistic Director George Petrou to present a programme with an appropriately classical flavour.
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The famous Latvia State Choir at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta conducting.
Orchestre National de France with the pianist Dimitris Sgouros and the violinist Julian Rachlin conducted by Vassily Sinaisky
A Boris Eifman ballet dedicated to the life and the creative work of great sculptors Auguste Rodin and his apprentice, lover and muse Camille Claudel.
Lamento is a new disc from mezzo soprano Romina Basso and Latinitas Nostra on Naive label which puts together five substantial 17th century laments, a genre which was extremely popular in the 17th century.
In 1599, the young Thomas Dallam hurriedly set out on a journey into the unknown, delivering a church organ to the sultan Mehmet III as a gift from Queen Elizabeth I. Leaving from London and headed for Istanbul, East and West are brought together through the accounts of their journeys…
A hymn to the Olympic spirit, noble friendship and adoring devotion, Pietro Metastasio’s libretto for L’Olimpiade proved something of a goldmine for the 18th-century theatrical scene, notching up a grand total of 50 complete ‘remakes’ and hundreds of partial musical settings.