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ATHENS EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2024
MUSICAL & THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES

Nine classical music events and a dance performance you should include in your visit to Athens.

At the foot of the Acropolis hill, just being at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a unique experience in itself. For another year, the Athens Epidaurus Festival has invited world famous musicians, orchestras, and artists to perform at the historical Roman Odeon. Our suggestions for nine classical music events and a dance performance follow.

15 June, EMANUEL AX – LEONIDAS KAVAKOS – YO-YO MA

Works by Beethoven

The musical dream team of pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have been touring an all-Beethoven programme to packed houses worldwide. A magical summit giving us the rare opportunity to relish in music by three genius performers.

18 June, PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA – SANTTU-MATIAS ROUVALI – PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA

Works by Glinka, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky

London’s renowned Philharmonia Orchestra will perform under the baton of its young principal conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, whose vigour and sparkle in his approach to music will be perfectly complemented by the explosive temperament of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

21 June, WORLD MUSIC DAY

ERT NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – MICHALIS ECONOMOU

Every year on June 21, the Festival celebrates World Music Day with the established concert of the ERT National Symphony Orchestra. On the podium will be the internationally awarded and renowned conductor Michalis Economou.

28 June, ATHENS STATE ORCHESTRA – NEEME JÄRVI

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 

Select lyric artists join the Athens State Orchestra under the baton of celebrated conductor Neeme Järvi to present Ludwig van Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 9, an immortal masterpiece, undoubtedly one of the highest achievements of the human spirit. 

30 June, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE – SIMON RATTLE – MAGDALENA KOŽENÁ

Works by Dvořák, Mahler, Bartók, Schubert

The beloved Orchestra performs under the baton of podium superstar, Sir Simon Rattle. The programme includes Gustav Mahler’s stirring Rückert-Lieder sung by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, Béla Bartók’s Five Hungarian Folk Songs,  Antonín Dvořák’s Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66, and the unparalleled masterpiece, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, ‘The Great’.

4 July, GRAZER PHILHARMONIKER – VASSILIS CHRISTOPOULOS – ALEXIA MOUZA

Works by Strauss, Mozart, Mahler

The internationally acclaimed Greek chief conductor Vassilis Christopoulos, the Graz Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, and explosive pianist Alexia Mouza will be performing Johann Strauss’ Overture to Die Fledermaus (The Bat), one of Mozart’s most treasured works, Concerto No. 23 in A major for piano and orchestra, and a landmark work of late musical romanticism, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. 

10 July, THE PHILHARMONIC BRASS – PHILIPPE AUGUIN

Works by Gershwin, Williams, Morricone, Shostakovich, Verdi, Mascagni, Dvořák

The Philharmonic Brass comprises eminent musicians spanning three generations with close ties to both the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic. Under the baton of beloved Maestro Philippe Auguin, they are expected to offer us an unforgettable concert experience, performing popular film score pieces and classical works alike.

12 July, ATHENS STATE ORCHESTRA – LUKAS KARYTINOS – KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI

Works by Tchaikovsky and Bartók

Thanks to a fiery combination of talent, virtuosity, and brilliance, Georgian piano superstar Katia Buniatishvili captivates her audiences. She will perform perhaps the most popular piano concerto of all time, Tchaikovsky’s No. 1. The Athens State Orchestra and acclaimed conductor Lukas Karytinos will transform themselves into… soloists in Bella Bartók’s iconic Concerto for Orchestra.

16 July, JAKUB JÓZEF ORLIŃSKI, IL POMO D’ORO

Beyond

The Polish award-winning counter tenor Jakub Józef Orliński enchants us not only with his ‘eerily beautiful’ voice but also as a breakdancer. With Il Pomo d’Oro, they have introduced a new generation of listeners to Early music: Orliński’s live recorded performance of Vivaldi’s Vedrò con mio diletto has over 11,000,000 views on YouTube. Beyond comprises early Baroque compositions that will be presented in a highly anticipated and unconventional evening.

25 June, ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER, MESKEREM MEES, JEAN-MARIE AERTS, CARLOS GARBIN / Rosas, EXIT ABOVE – after the tempest 

Contemporary dance leading figure, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents EXIT ABOVE, praised by critics at major European festivals, joined by wizard of sound Jean-Marie Aerts, captivating performer Meskerem Mees, and guitarist Carlos Garbin, for a demanding choreography to live music for thirteen performers, illuminating how the blues builds community and a sense of togetherness. 

Starting time: 9pm unless otherwise noted.  

English subtitles in all Greek theater productions and Greek subtitles on opening night for persons with hearing impairment.

Access Metro station: Acropoli 

Ticket points of sale: 

Athens Epidaurus Festival:

Info point City of Athens, Syntagma square

Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

Odeon Of Herodes Atticus

Mon-Fri 10am-2pm & on performance days 6pm-9pm

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Persons with disabilities: tameia@aefestival.gr

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