City of Athens Music Ensemble celebrate Christmas

The City of Athens Music Ensemble greet Christmas this year with a series of performances by the City’s Symphonic Orchestra and Mixed Choir.

Five concerts will be held, on December 11, 17, 23, 27 and 29, featuring works of great classical composers, excerpts of well-known operas and beloved Christmas melodies that will add to the city’s festive atmosphere.

“We want to make the festive season even more enjoyable for Athenians through music which conveys the spirit and magic of Christmas in a unique way,” said Music Ensembles chairman and City Councillor Katerina Katsabe-Marneri.

The programme of concerts is as follows:
Monday, December 11, 2006 – National Opera, Time: 8.30pm
Performance of Sacred Music by Mozart, Bruckner and Wagner, Conductor: Eleftherios Kalkanis

Sunday, December 17, 2006 – Technopolis, Gazi, Time: 8.30pm
“Christmas by Candlelight” with Christmas music by Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Gounod and Ireland, Conductor: Eleftherios Kalkanis

Saturday, December 23, 2006 – Neos Kosmos Multi-purpose centre, Time: 8.30pm
Festive performance with excerpts of Operas and Christmas Suites, Conductor: Michalis Economou

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 – Neos Kosmos Multi-purpose centre, Time: 8.30pm
“With plenty of rosewater and icing sugar”, Family Voices, Conductor: Stavros Beris

Friday, December 29, 2006 – Akropol Theatre, Time: 8.30pm
New Year’s Gala with works by Rossini, Bizet, Strauss, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Sarasate, Conductor: Eleftherios Kalkanis

Entrance is free. For further information call 210 9243226, 210 9243227.