Garden of Arts in Athens

This weekend starts the four-day festival at the National Garden in the center of Athens, come and enjoy the ‘garden of arts’ as part of the “Athens Gardens Festival”, hosting urban acoustic music and performing arts.

From the 15th until the 18th of June, four days long, Greek art music, classical music and other European nuances, various Mediterranean genres, soundtrack, jazz and interactive performing arts, pantomime and visual performances will turn the National Garden into a magical place of artistic expression and creativity.

The festival is taking place as part of the annual program “Gardens of Athens” aiming at promoting the gardens of our city as meeting points of art and culture in general (including ecology) with citizens and especially young people and children.

The “Athens Gardens Festival” is hosted by the Athens Art Network in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, OPAN (Athens Municipality Cultural, Sports and Youth Organization), the Directorate of Greenery, Athens “Technopolis” and the Athens Traders Association,Environment.

The festival is supported by ΕΡΤ, 98.4 Radio Station, EATA (Athens Development and Touristic Promotion Company), the Attica-Argosaronikos Hotel Association, the EMSE-Cultural action, the National Conservatory Manolis Kalomiris and the Circus Dayz School.

Founder and artistic director of the festival is the coordinator of the Athens Art Network, Marios Strofalis.

The programme includes:

6.30 p.m. Duo Capriccioso & Trio Cosa nosTres, Tribute to Spain and Latin America
7.30 p.m. Carousel, A journey from Greece to the Iberian Peninsula
8.30 p.m. Athens Symphony Orchestra, “Dido and Aeneas”

6.30 p.m. Antonis Batsakis tenor, Opera meets Jazz, Tsjaikovski and Hatzidakis, with pianist
                Benjamin Hatzikoumparoglou
7.30 p.m. National Conservatory – Founder: Manolis Kalomiris, 1926 Part A, “Tribute to Antonio
                Vivaldi” by the “Hellenic Musica Viva” string orchestra with Ludmila Limorova Part B,
                “Tribute to Manos Hatzidakis” by “The National Conservatory Guitarists” with Vaggelis

6.30 p.m. Triaccordo, Joseph Haydn & Carl Stamitz
7.30 p.m Αcapella 8tetto vocal ensemble, traditional Asia Minor, Dodecanese, Medieval European
               songs,gospels and spirituals
8.30 p.m. Eastern Line by Nikos Papakostas with the Canto Mediteraneo ensemble – “A musical
                journey from Constantinople to Epirus”

6.30 p.m. El Duo De Dos, Traditional Argentine Tango a la parillia
7.00 p.m. Athens Chamber Ensemble 2012, from Baroque to contemporary music
8.00 p.m. Duo Fina presents “Finas Film Songs”
8.30 p.m. Marios Strofalis Quartet - European Taxim Ι & ΙΙ, guest Calliope Vetta

During the four-day festival professional teams from the Circus Dayz School, founding member of Athens Art Network, will participate in performing arts.

Actress Margarita Amarantidi will present the programme.  

Dates: 15/06/2013 – 18/06/2013
Place: Athens. Vasilissis Amalias Avenue 1
Opening hours: Saturday – Tuesday 18:00 – sunset
Admission is free

Central evening stage at “Asteri” square, entering from Amalias Avenue. Afternoon alternate stage in shady spots at the centre of the garden.

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