2022-03-07 – 13:20 h
The Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra will celebrate on March 28 the legacy of one of Greece’s greatest composers, at the Barbican Hall in London, performing material from his over 70-year career.
Mikis Theodorakis’ style (who died on September 2021 at 96 years of age) is utterly recognizable, traversing the lines between traditional Greek styles, classical composition and pop music – all labels too restrictive to encapsulate his sound. Utilizing Greek poetry and folk instruments such as the bouzouki in his compositions, he left a strong and lasting mark on 20th century culture.
Across the globe, Theodorakis enlivened and inspired millions of fans with both his music and his political activism – with his firm stances earning him stints in prison and exile. Particularly known for his Zorba the Greek film score, his is a back catalogue of chamber music, operas, symphonies and almost 1,000 songs. The Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra was founded in May 1997, by musicians and friends who had played with him.
- Dimitris Mpasis – vocals
- Margiola Savveria – vocals
- Vasilas Athanasios – bouzouki
- Matsoukas Ioannis – bouzouki
- Skomopoulos Nikolaos – drums
- Grivas Eleftherios – accordion
- Τheodoros Kouelis – e-bass
- Samaras Artemios – viola
- Andreadis Dimitrios – piano
- Gkiolias Nikolaos – guitar
- Theodorakis Stephanos – percussion
- Symvoulidis Xenofon – woodwind
When: Monday, March 28, 2022 at 19:30h
Where: Barbican Hall (London, UK)
Tickets: 35-50 GBP (42-61 €) – https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/mikis-theodorakis-orchestra