On the banks of the Vltava
200 years since the birth of Bedřich Smetana
The music scene enjoys a constant and invigorating stream of young artists who, having earned their laurels when still very young, can sweep audiences away with performances that combine vigour with a youthful freshness. Having both won prestigious prizes at some of the world's most demanding international competitions, the Canadian-American violinist Timothy Chooi and the South Korean cellist Jaemin Han undoubtedly fall into this category. Alongside them, the elder statesman of Greek serious music, Byron Fidetzis, frames their youth with his invaluable experience in a programme which includes three symphonic poems from the Romantic opus magnum of the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana in this, the bicentenary of his birth.
Soloist's participation to the concert has been provided with the kind grant of Alexandros Sofianos in memoriam of his father, Kostis Sofianos. Part of the revenue of the concert will be granted to the Kouloureion Philanthropic and Hospital "Παναγία Φανερωμένη" Foundation of Hydra.
Fri., 2 Feb. 2024 20:30
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall
Christos Lambrakis Hall
Othello, concert overture, Op. 93, B. 174
Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 102
Three symphonic poems from "My Homeland"
Timothy Chooi, violin
Jaemin Han, cello
19:30, free introductory speech by Haralambos Gogios for ticket holders
Ticket price: 50€, 40€, 30€, 20€ and 15€ (concession)
Advance ticket sale Friday, 28 July