Nostalgia for the lost belle époque

With the kind support of the French Institute, Greece

Franck's ethereal tone poem is redolent of the mythic French belle époque which was brought to an abrupt end by the onset of the Great War. Later artists have often expressed their nostalgia for the finesse and grace of that time and sought to channel both in new compositions which make use of the era's aesthetic formulae. Two outstanding Greek musicians, the conductor Loukas Karytinos and the pianist Alexandra Papastefanou, will be performing a selection of wonderful compositions that seek to capture the spirit of the belle époque.

Thu., 23 Apr. 2015 20:30

Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

Christos Lambrakis Hall
PATRICK BURGAN
(b.1960)
Sphères, five pieces for a large orchestra
FRANCIS POULENC
(1899–1963)
Concerto for piano and orchestra
CÉSAR FRANCK
(1822–1890)
Les Eolides [The breezes], tone poem
MAURICE RAVEL
(1875–1937)
Boléro
SOLOIST
Alexandra Papastefanou, Piano
CONDUCTOR
Loukas Karytinos

19:45
Pre-concert talk, free for ticket holders

 

 

TICKETS INFORMATION

25€ (Grand Tier), 15€ (Zone Α), 10€ (Zone B+C), 5€ (Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs)