Festival «MusiKos» 2023

Concerts and actions in the South Aegean: Karpathos, Kasos, Kos, Kos, Nisyros, Patmos, Leipsoi, Rhodes, Tilos
20 September - 2 October 2023

The Athens State Orchestra is staging its seventh "MusicKoS" Festival, in collaboration with “Next Day”, the not-for-profit International Intervention for Sustainable Development and Quality of Life, and "P-art of the solution".

The ASO began the MusicKos Festival in order to provide high-quality artistic events, to promote a wide-ranging collaboration between local authorities and musical and educational institutions, to aid development in the Greek provinces, to reach out to socially sensitive groups, and to make culture available to society as a whole. In all, ten concerts will take place this year, all with free admission for the public. There will be four concerts on Rhodes (20, 25, 30 September & 1 October),with the rest being staged, respectively, on Kos (24 September), Karpathos (22 September), Kasos (23 September), Nisyros (27 September), Patmos (27 September) and Leipsoi (29 September). Educational activities will be held in parallel for school children on the islands.

The repertoire performed is extremely wide-ranging, extending from classical music to operetta and film music, and will be performed by prominent ASO ensembles.

The Festival could not have become a reality without the full support and patronage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the General Secretariat of the Aegean and Island Policy, the South Aegean Region, the Chamber of Commerce of the Dodecanese, the Municipal Organization for Culture and Sports of Rhodes, the Municipal Enterprises of Rhodes, the Municipal Organization for Culture, Sports and Education of Karpathos, the Municipal Organization for Culture, Sports and Crèches of Kasos, the Municipalities of Patmos, Leipsoi and Nisyros, the Municipal Organization for Culture, Sports and Crèches of Kos and the Municipality of Tilos. We would also like to thank VAKOUF, Kos, for its help.

Our especial thanks, too, to the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese for its cooperation, which was excellent as always.

Artistic coordination: Nikos Haliasas