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Orchestra History
Orchestra History

The TCSO was founded in 1987 under its original name of ‘’Municipal Orchestra’’ and its first artistic director was Kosmas Galileas.  It consists of acclaimed musicians and is actively involved in the city’s musical events.  Besides performing their own regularly scheduled concerts the orchestra also puts on educational concerts,  it appears in co-productions  with  renowned  artists, it has performances with other orchestras, it participates  in festivals and international competitions, and it has performed concerts all over Greece and abroad, as well.  From 1993-1998 the artistic direction was undertaken by conductor Dimitris Agrafiotis and from 1999-2005 by conductor Byron Fidetzis.   Starting in 2013 the artistic coordinator of the orchestra was cellist Christos Gribas.  From 2001 and through today the position of permanent conductor is held by Haris Iliadis.  The role of artistic coordinator for the orchestra has been taken over by conductor Liza Xanthopoulou as of April 2018.

Throughout the years of its existence the TCSO has had the pleasure and honor to host great soloists and conductors such as:  D. Sgouros, G. Demertzis, L. Kavakos, M. Tirimos, G. Vakarelis, G. Lazaridis, S. Katsaris, V. Repin, F.J. Sellheim, L.L. Galati, R. Moog, L. Oistrach, R. Syracuse, V. Trethiakov, K. Kelly, G. Schuller, C. Struder, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Vanessa Mae, among others.  For many years the orchestra has performed the opening concert (and subsequent concerts) in the ‘’Dimitria Festival’’ which is an annual weeks-long extravaganza of cultural events and activities in Thessaloniki.

The TCSO has also collaborated with G. Dalaras, F. Pliatsikas, E. Reboutsika, Glykeria, Th. Mikroutsikos, D. Savvolpoulos, E. Karaindrou, K.  Makedonas, M. Farantouri, E. Arvanitaki,  and G. Gakis and the Troublemakers.  The orchestra has appeared at the Athens Concert Hall, the Lycabettus Theater, as well as in numerous cities throughout Greece (Veria, Larisa, Naoussa, Mesolongi, Drama, Igoumenitsa,  Kavala, Serres, Volos, Preveza, Kastoria, and Corfu, to name a few) and outside of Greece at the Ancient Theater of Ephesus and in Cyprus.  It has made recordings of Vivaldi’s ‘’Four Seasons’’ with soloist L. Kavakos and maestro Kosmas Galileas and Haydn’s ‘’The Creation’’ under the direction of  Byron Fidetzis in the year 2000.  The TCSO has also performed many operas including  ‘’The Marriage of Figaro,’’  ‘’Don Giovanni,’’ and ‘’Abduction from the Seraglio,’’(Mozart)  ‘’Il Campanello Di Notte,’’  (Donizetti), ‘’The Medium’’ (Menotti), ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’ and ‘’Turandot’’ (Puccini), ‘’Momo’’ (Alkis Baltas), ‘’Il Trovatore’’and ‘’La Traviata’’ (Verdi), ‘’Salome’’ (R. Strauss), ‘’Die Fledermaus’’(J. Strauss), ‘’Carmen’’ (Bizet), ‘’Orpheus in the Underworld’’ (Offenbach) and   in February of 2016 the TCSO performed  for the first time in Greece the opera ‘’The Puritans’’ by V. Bellini.   In addition to its work in opera the orchestra has also performed the ballet ‘’Sleeping Beauty’’ (Tchaikovsky) and the major oratorios ‘’The Passion of St. Matthew’’ ( Bach) and ‘’Missa Solemnis’’  (Beethoven).

Finally, in recognition of TCSO’s valuable contributions towards the promotion of Greek composers’ works, internationally famous composer and Boston University professor, Th. Antoniou, dedicated his first symphony to the orchestra which had its world premiere on January 19, 2003.  The Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra supports established as well as newly emerging Greek  musicians  and contributes substantially to  the cultural life of Greece.

The Musicians
The Musicians

FIRST VIOLINS
Xenariou Panagiota (Concertmaster)
Giavroumis Omiros (Concertmaster)
Chrisafi Maria (Principal)
Kaplanidis Achilleas
Megaklis Leandros
Polyzoidou Konstantina
Tsakalidis Stelios
Natco Alketa
Patras Philippos
Gialenios Nikos

SECONDS VIOLINS
Mavridis Panagiotis (Principal)
Iosifidis Georgios (Sub-Principal)
Lalos Thomas
Kanatsou Christina
Voulgaris Aristeidis
Sgouromalli Eleni
Kokkalis Konstantinos
Kalifatidou Aikaterini
Mavromatis Georgios
Dadoudis Marios
Mavridis Georgios

VIOLA
Gogousi Suzanne (Principal)
Kyriakou Maria (Sub-Principal)
Vasileiadou Aggeliki
Danailidou Olga
Mpoulasikis Apostolos
Vafeiadou Ioanna

CELLOS
Christova Maria (Principal)
Tsertonidou Tatiana (Sub-Principal)
Douka Ioulianos
Soupila Sylvia

BASSES
Panagiotou Athanasia (Principal)
Karantzis Nectarios
Zafeiriou Fotis

FLUTE
Tsoukla Ira (Principal)

CLARINETS
Karydis Odysseas (Principal)
Leontzakos Dimitris (Sub-Principal)

BASOONS
Danailidis Anastasios (Principal)
Scalai Erika (Sub-Principal)

TROMPET
Mpaharidis Nikos (Principal)

HORN
Kanellopoulos Efthimis (Sub-Principal)

TROMPONE
Chalkias Giorgios (Principal)

PERCUSSION
Katsourin Oscar  (Principal)

PERSONNEL MANAGER
Danailidis Anastasios

STAGE MANAGER/LIBRARIAN
Spiridopoulos Miltos
Roidou Evelina

Conductor
Conductor

Haris Iliadis

Haris Iliadis was born September 10, 1972 in Thessaloniki, Greece.  He began his musical studies in piano, harmony and counterpoint at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki.  In October of 1993 he began to study conducting at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg, Austria under the tutelage  of Michael Gielen and Dennis Russell Davis.   He graduated from the “Mozarteum” and received his diploma in conducting and the title  “Magister Artium” in June, 1997.

In 1994 he was awarded the „Special Prize for young conductors of the Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra“(voted by the musicians of the orchestra).

He has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Ukraine and Israel.

He is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director at the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra since August 2001 and throughout his career he has worked with distinguished soloists like Cheryl Studer, Paul Badura – Skoda, Kostas Kotsiolis, Dimitris Sgouros, various soloists of the National Opera – House etc.

Artistic Director
Artistic Director

Lisa Xanthopoulou

Lisa Xanthopoulou was born in Thessaloniki, where she studied piano, advanced music theory and choral conducting at the State Conservatory and the Music College of Thessaloniki. In 1992, she completed her studies at the Department of Music of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.

In 1998, she graduated from the Universtität der Künste in Berlin, where she studied orchestral conducting with maestros H.M. Rabenstein, H.D. Baum, I. Jackson and M. Husmann. During the course of her studies, she was selected by the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) to participate in their support program for young conductors (Dirigentenforum), where she had the opportunity to work with distinguished maestros such as: K. Sanderling, M. Soustrot, D. Kitajenko, K. Masur, Cl. P. Flor, P. Gulke, B. Kontarsky, J. Kalitzke, and others. In 2002, she was chosen to participate in the Maestros von Morgen program (Tomorrow’s Maestros).

She has conducted performances and concerts in Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, S. Korea and Egypt. Also, she regularly collaborates with all cultural organizations in Greece.

She has received awards at international conducting competitions such as 1st prize at the 2002 Bad Homburg Conductors’ Contest and 2nd prize at the 5th A.Pedrotti Conductors’ Contest in Trento, Italy, in 1997 (no first prize was awarded that year). She was one of the three finalists in the 5th Conductors’ Contest in Cadaques, Spain.

In September 2005, she was appointed Artistic Director of Thessaloniki Opera, the first time this position was introduced. During her administration, in addition to the artistic and administrative development of Thessaloniki Opera, she also established an educational program named “Pes Opera”. This pioneering program has familiarized thousands of children and young people with opera as an art form. She introduced the “Pes Opera” Festival, which for two years was the final event of the educational program.

In April 2018 she became Artistic Director of Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra.

She has received enthusiastic reviews ever since her very first appearances, both in Greece and abroad.

Administration
Administration

Deputy Mayor of Culture & Arts
Chrisidou Elli

Director of the Administrative Department of Culture and Tourism
Tsaousidou-Mitraka Vassiliki

Division of Municipal Musical Groups
Nena Vasiliki – Supervisor
Gounas Paraskevas
Moloha Nikoleta
Tzoumaki Maria
Mpousekas Anastasios

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Φεβρουάριος 2019

Σα23Φεβ8:00 μμ10:00 μμ"Just Beethoven ..." in Serres8:00 μμ - 10:00 μμ

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‘‘Just Beethoven’’

At a very young age he learned to play violin, piano and the church organ.   By his twelfth year he was composing.  He had perfect pitch, but he started to lose his hearing by age 26.  He personifies the classical period, but also the new trend towards the romantic.  He is the provocative composer of all eras, Ludwig van Beethoven.  The Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Haris Iliadis will perform two of his most widely recognized works, the ‘’Coriolan Overture’’ and the ‘’Symphony No. 7.’’

The concert will take place February 23, 2019, at 20:00  at the Municipal Theater of Serres  where the TCSO will be joined by their guest artist, the young and talented pianist Melina Tsinavou.

 

“JUST BEETHOVEN

Program:

v. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

Piano Concert No. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Symphony No. 7 in A major, op.92

 

Melina Tsinavou, piano
Conductor: Haris Iliadis

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Τε20Φεβ9:00 μμ‘‘Just Beethoven…’’9:00 μμ

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A concert by the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

THE TCSO AT THE MEGARO

‘‘Just Beethoven’’

At a very young age he learned to play violin, piano and the church organ.   By his twelfth year he was composing.  He had perfect pitch, but he started to lose his hearing by age 26.  He personifies the classical period, but also the new trend towards the romantic.  He is the provocative composer of all eras, Ludwig van Beethoven.  The Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Haris Iliadis will perform two of his most widely recognized works, the ‘’Coriolan Overture’’ and the ‘’Symphony No. 7.’’  The TCSO will also have the pleasure to accompany the distinguished Greek pianist, George – Emmanuel Lazaridis, who will perform the ‘’Piano Concerto, No. 3.’’

The concert will take place February 20, 2019, at 21:00 in the Emilios Riadis Auditorium of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.  The program will also be repeated at the Municipal Theater of Serres on February 23, 2019, at 20:00 where the TCSO will be joined by their guest artist, the young and talented pianist Melina Tsinavou.

In cooperation with the O.M.M.T.

Ticket prices:  10 euro, 5 euro (students/unemployed)

WED 20/2       21:00

Thessaloniki Concert Hall – Emilios Riadis Auditorium (M2)

“JUST BEETHOVEN

Program:

v. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

Piano Concert No. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Symphony No. 7 in A major, op.92

 

George – Emmanuel Lazaridis, piano
Conductor: Haris Iliadis

Biographical notes

George – Emmanuel Lazaridis    

George – Emmanuel Lazaridis is a multifaceted personality with 28 years of uninterrupted presence on the international music scene as a soloist, composer, educator and pioneer in the establishment and development of new cultural programs. He has a brilliant career with his performances being described as “… beyond comparison” (BBC) and “… so special that they retain their uniqueness even when we think of great performances by Argerich, Horowitz, Brendel, Zimerman” (Grammophone Music Magazine).  He has given hundreds of concerts at international festivals and major music venues around the world such as Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein, Kölner Philharmonie, and with leading orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Munich and Strasbourg.  He has collaborated with renowned Greek and foreign maestros including Yuri Temirkanov, Sir Neville Marriner, Mikko Franck, Ingo Metzmacher, Michel Tabachnik, Maxim Schostakovic, with world-renowned chamber music ensembles such as the Medici Quartet, Ysaye Quartet, Wiener Sextet, Prism Quartet and legendary personalities such as Leonidas Kavakos, Barbara Hendricks, Michael Tilson Thomas, Dimitris Sgouros and others.  He studied piano with Domna Evnochidou, Yonty Solomon, Alfred Brendel and Ruth Nye, Claudio Arrau’s only student.  Mr. Lazaridis has taught at university seminars in England, the United States, Spain, etc., and has been invited to be a member on judging committees in international piano competitions. His famous recordings include, among others, works by Liszt, Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Strauss and have won a number of distinctions from major international music magazines.  Among them, the recording of the Papillon project has been featured in the best of all times by The Pianist magazine, while the  recording of Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B-minor has been designated as a “record recording” by the international BBC magazine.  He has composed organic, choral and dance music upon being commissioned by Greek and European organizations such as the State orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the Athens Festival, the Europa Cantat, the Birmingham New Arts Festival, Wigmore Hall, the Melina Mercouri Foundation, etc.  As a founding member of the international music society ‘’Music Village’’, the group of artists for peace ADAP and other cultural programs, and as artistic director of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall since 2010, George – Emmanuel Lazaridis has been the  leading founder of important institutions such as the MOYSA Youth Symphony Orchestra and the international Children’s and Youth Choir Festival.

Haris Iliadis

Haris Iliadis was born in Thessaloniki in 1972.  He studied at the Music and Dramatic Arts Academy ‘’Mozarteum’’ in Salzburg  with Michael Gielen and Dennis Russell Davies where he received a diploma in conducting and the academic title Magister Artium in 1997.  In 1994 he attended and participated in the Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra’s conducting seminar in Hungary where he was honored with the “Young Maestros Promotion Award”, which included an invitation to perform a concert.  Since 2001 he has appeared regularly in the Thessaloniki ‘’Demetria’’ Festival, the opening concerts of which he has conducted in 2006, 2007, and 2010.  He has appeared as a guest maestro in orchestral concerts throughout Greece and abroad in which he has collaborated with celebrated artists such as Cheryll Studer, Paul Badura – Skoda, Dimitris Sgouros, and Kostas Kotsiolis, to name a few.  As of June 2001 he is the permanent conductor of the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to handling the artistic programming of the TCSO, he has also organized concert appearances for the orchestra in other cities throughout Greece. In February, 2007, he successfully led a performance (unrehearsed) of Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus at the Society for Macedonian Studies Theatre (a production of Opera Thessaloniki).  In August, 2009 he was awarded the First Prize of the ‘’Duna’’ Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, where he made his debut in November, 2009.

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Δε04Φεβ9:00 μμ11:00 μμ«La vie en rose»9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

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«La vie en rose»

Musical dedication to Edith Piaf

 

Region of Central Macedonia Cultural Center

All proceeds will be donated to ‘’The Children’s Asylum’’

Monday, February 4, 2019/ 21:00/ Vasiliko (Royal) Theater

The legend of Edith Piaf will come alive on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Vasiliko Theater.  The Region of Central Macedonia Cultural Center in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Administration of Culture and Tourism presents a musical dedication to this most melodic of songbirds.  All proceeds from the concert will be donated to «The Children’s Asylum» which is celebrating 100 years of generous care and service to the city.

 

The Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lisa Xanthopoulou will join together with the outstanding Vasiliki Roussi, who for the past years has embodied the role of the legendary songstress in theatrical productions in mostly German-speaking countries.  This concert-show which will be filled with immortal songs such as ‘’La vie en rose’’, ‘’ ’Non, je ne regrette rien’’, ‘’Padam-padam’’, etc. will become a look at the life of Edith Piaf.  Her life and songs seemed to be tied together with an indelible thread.  ‘’Every time she sang, you felt like she was giving a piece of her soul,’’ the poet and her dear friend Jean Cocteau has said about her.  Edith Piaf, herself, has even said ‘’If I had had a calmer, quieter, more normal kind of life, I could not have given my audience what I give them now.’’

 

Other contributors:

Artistic Direction :  Athanasios Kolalas

Graphic Design – Poster:  Alexia Valtadorou

Producer: Region of Central Macedonia Cultural Center

Public Relations/ Communication: Effie Tsampazi

 

Information:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Time: 21:00

Royal Theater: Alexander the Great Avenue

Ticket price: 10€ (main floor/ box), 8€ (rear gallery), 5€ (unemployed/ students).

Advanced ticket sales: www.viva.gr

 

English Translate: Suzanne Gogousis

 

 

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Ιανουάριος 2019

Τε09Ιαν9:00 μμ11:00 μμIT’ S SHOW TIME!9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

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IT’ S SHOW TIME!

 

The Region of Central  Macedonia Cultural Center

Thessaloniki Concert Hall

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Thessaloniki Administration of Culture and Tourism

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January 9, 2019 21:00/ Entrance Free

 

 

Three organizations in Thessaloniki are joining together to welcome the New Year in a very melodious way.  The Region of Central Macedonia Cultural Center, the Thessaloniki Administration of Culture and Tourism, and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall are organizing a special evening replete with the most emblematic works of Broadway musicals and the greatest melodies from Hollywood movies.

 

 

Wednesday January 9th, 9:00 pm at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in the Friends of Music Auditorium (M1), the audience will enjoy musical renditions from works such as ‘’Cabaret’’, ‘’James Bond’’, ‘’The Godfather’’, ‘’Cats’’, ‘’Mamma Mia’’ etc. as performed by the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Lisa Xanthopoulou.

 

Five renowned artists with distinguished careers in lyrical theater and musicals will be appearing as soloists in the concert.

Dance, lighting, scenery and costumes will highlight the performance and will help transport the concert-goers to imagine themselves in the fanciest and most glitzy of Broadway’s musical theaters.

Admittance to the public is free with an entrance voucher.

In lieu of selling tickets we are collecting evaporated milk which will be distributed to «Assistance Thessaloniki» and to the non-profit organization «Society of Love and Offering—Gerontas Paisios».

 «Assistance Thessaloniki» is a group of volunteer citizens who do not accept monetary or pharmaceutical donations, but rather collect everyday non-perishable food supplies and other essential items.  These supplies are then given to single parent families or to families with two unemployed parents, or in general, to people whom the crisis has brought to a level of bare survival, even impoverishment.

The non-profit organization «Society of Love and Offering—Gerontas Paisios» performs a huge amount of social solidarity and assistance.  Their efforts depend exclusively on love, help, and volunteering.  The many areas of their social intervention include:  Community soup kitchens, three community grocery stores (Trilofos, Peraia, Arnaia), two community medical care facilities—pharmacies, blood banks, and many other activities.

 

Production contributors

Arrangment: Dimosthenis Fotiadis, Stefanos Dinapogias

Direction – Scenery – Costumes:  Athanasios Kolalas

Choreography:  Konstantinos Kafantaris, Christos Katidis

Choreography V.Roussi: Sabine Anastasia Hack

Video Art:  Makis Kountrias

 

Singers

Sia Koskina, Vasiliki Roussi, Sofia Mitropoulou,

Armando Puklavec, Panagiotis Maniatis

 

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra  Conductor:  Lisa Xanthopoulou

 

Information:

Thessaloniki Concert Hall M1:  25th of March Street and the waterfront

 

Wednesday January 9, 2019

Starting time:  21:00

 

For information call 2310589172-173

 

Free admittance with an official entrance voucher

 

Distribution of entrance vouchers:    Thessaloniki Concert Hall during ticket office hours (10:00-18:00)  starting January 3  and continuing until the vouchers  are gone.

 

Graphic Design – Poster:  Alexia Valtadorou

Producer:  Region of Central Macedonia Cultural Center

https://www.kepo.gr/

 

Public Relations/Communication:  Effie Tsampazi

 

English translate: Suzanne Gogousis

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Δεκέμβριος 2018

Κυ30Δεκ9:00 μμ11:00 μμ ‘’The New Year Symphony’’9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

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Concert by the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

 TCSO at the Concert Hall

 

 ‘’The New Year Symphony’’

 

Sunday December 30, 2018, 21:00

Thessaloniki Concert Hall  – Emilios Riadis Auditorium (M2

 

Two days before we bid farewell to the past year, the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra invites the public to join them in a toast to a new year filled with good fortune by presenting a celebratory New Year’s musical Gala.  The guest of this extra-special evening will be lyric soprano Sirani Tsalikian who will perform arias from operas and operettas while the TCSO will embellish the program with well-known operatic overtures and famous intermezzos under the baton of maestro Haris Iliadis.  The concert will be held at the Emilios Riadis Auditorium (M2) of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on December 30, 2018 at 21:00.

In cooperation with the O.M.M.T.

Ticket prices:  10 euro general admission,

5 euro (student and unemployed discount)

 

SU 12/30 21:00

Thessaloniki Concert Hall – Emilios Riadis Auditorium (M2)

 ‘’THE NEW YEAR SYMPHONY’’

 

Program:

Franz Lehar:  Gold and Silver Waltz

Robert Stolz:  From ‘’Der Favorit’’ – «Thou shalt be the emperor of my soul»

Gioachino Rossin: Semiramis, overture    

Luigi Arditi:  «The kiss» (il baccio)

Gustav Mahler:  From the symphony No. 5  Adagietto

Pietro Mascagni:  From the opera Cavaleria Rusticana – ‘’Intermezzo’’

Giacomo Puccini:  From the opera La Rondine Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Gabriel Faure:  Pelleas et Melisanthe, Suite, op.80

Charles Gounod:  From the opera Romeo and Juliette – Je veux vivre

Sir Edward Elgar:  Serenade for Strings

 

Siranous Tsalikian, soprano

Conductor:  Haris Iliadis

 

 

 

English Translate: Suzanne Gogousis

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Τε19Δεκ9:00 μμ11:00 μμ‘’FRICKANDELLA, THE WITCH WHO HATED CHRISTMAS CAROLS’’9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

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TCSO AT THE CONCERT HALL

A Christmas Benefit concert on behalf of the kids of ELEPAP by the O.M.M.T. and the Thessaloniki Administration of Culture and Tourism

 ‘’FRICKANDELLA, THE WITCH WHO HATED CHRISTMAS CAROLS’’

 A narrated musical presentation of the children’s tale by Eugene Triviza

 Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:00 pm

Thessaloniki Concert Hall— Friends of Music Auditorium (M1)

 

Once upon a time a witch named Frickandella Zarzella Salmonella Stryfnina was kneading cookie dough which contained magic yeast when she heard the voices of children singing Christmas carols.  Unfortunately, Frickandella was bad, very bad, SO unbelievably bad that she hated everything good.  But, more than anything, she hated Christmas carols…….

 

 

The harp ensemble ‘’PerHarps’’ together with the ‘’Thessaloniki Music School Choir’’ and the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra are bringing to life the tale by Eugene Triviza under the direction of Alki Balta, demonstrating the transformative power of music to the human soul.  A trip for young and old full of magic spells and adventures all accompanied by musical themes taken from the classical symphonic repertoire and traditional Greek music which has all been orchestrated by the conductor and Thessaloniki composer,  Mr. Baltas,  specifically for this Christmas Concert by the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra.

 

The concert will take place Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:00 pm, at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in the Friends of Music Auditorium (M1).

 

In cooperation with the O.M.M.T.

Ticket prices:  10 euro, 5 euro (student and unemployed discount)

WED 12/19  9:00 pm

Thessaloniki Concert Hall-Friends of Music Auditorium

 

 ‘’Frickandella, the Witch Who Hated Christmas Carols’’ 

 

Harp Ensemble ‘’PerHarps’’

Katerina Kitsou :  emsemble director

 

Thessaloniki Music School Choir

Angeliki Krisila :  choir director

 

Dimitra Choumeti :  production directorship

Maria Kavalioti : lighting

Maria Moraitopoulou : narration

 

Musical conducting—musical preparation—compositions—arrangements—orchestrations:

Alkis Baltas

English Translate : Suzanne Gogousis

 

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Δε03Δεκ9:00 μμ11:00 μμYOUNG GREEK CONDUCTORS DIRECTING WORKS BY YOUNG GREEK COMPOSERS9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

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Ceremonial Auditorium-Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Monday, December 3, 2018, 9:00 pm, Entrance Free

In Collaboration with the Aristotle University and its Department of Music

 

The Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra, in cooperation with the Aristotle University and its Music Department, are putting on this concert after the culmination of a week-long educational workshop at the university as part of its programmed activities to feature emerging young artists, to promote the creation of contemporary music, as well as to offer a unique opportunity to showcase the talents of young conductors, composers, and orchestrators.  In this exercise their judges will be composition teachers from the Music Department of the A.U.T. and the conductors of the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra who formed the committees through a lengthy selection process of numerous young conductors and composers under the age of 35 who participated.  The compositions are all being performed in public for the first time and will be recorded and video-taped by the Music Department of the A.U.T. whose contribution is also immeasurable in terms of the loan of many percussion instruments for the proper performance of the pieces, while the Aristotle University is providing the auditorium free of charge as part of its cooperation with the Administration of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.  The compositions draw on themes from the city of Thessaloniki or its history.  The audience will have the opportunity to hear the composers themselves talking about their works.

Program:

 

Roxani CHATZIDIMITRIOU—Zero Star Cognac (2018)

Conducted by:  Mariam CHATZAKI

Dimitra SIDERIDOU—Bardar (2018)

Conducted by:  Panagiotis ABARTZAKIS

Christos NTOVAS—The Enchanted (2018)

Conducted by:  Eudoksia GRIGORIADOU

Andreas MARKOU—Pictures of a city (2018)

Conducted by:  Apostolia NIKOULI

Intermission

Marianna CHALAMPALAKI—Swing—Bekiking in the moonlight (2018)

Conducted by:  Alexandros POURLOUKAKIS

Konstantinos  CHALIASAS—Hannah (…on the train to eternity) (2018)

Conducted by:  Aikaterini SABAKOU

Eleftherios KALPAKTSIDIS—Civitas Libera (2018)

Conducted by:  Petros STYLIANOU

English translation : Suzanne Gogousi

 

Ώρα

(Δευτέρα) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Νοέμβριος 2018

Τε21Νοε8:30 μμ11:00 μμ‘’Axion Esti’’ with Giorgos Dalaras8:30 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

Giorgos Dalaras interprets the ‘’Axion Esti’’

with the A.U.T. Symphony Orchestra

and the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

Within the framework of systematic efforts to make the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki more in touch with the city Giorgos Dalaras, along with the Aristotle University Symphony Orchestra and the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra, will give a concert on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 8:30 pm, at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

 

 

This concert is part of the ‘’Art Nights at A.U.T.’’, a program that began a year and a half ago which aims to bring members of the largest university in the country as well as the city’s audiences, closer to art and culture.  This is such an estimable program that after being approached by the AUT with the suggestion for this concert, it was met with great pleasure and support from Giorgos Dalaras.

 

‘’Axion Esti’’, Miki Theodoraki- Odysseus Elytis

Narrator: Giannis Anastasakis, actor, director

Baritone:  Apostolos Sotiroudis

 

Folk songs and ballads

Also participating:  Aspasia Stratigou and musicians Giorgos Papachristoudis (piano),

Giorgos Matsikas (bouzouki), Vasilis Korakakis (bouzouki), Christos Zervas (guitar),

Andreas Katsigiannis (zither), Grigoris Sindridis (drums).

 

Also participating are the Aristotle University choirs ‘’Giannis Mantakas’’ and ‘’Trisevyeni Kalokiri’’ as well as the Choral Workshop of the A.U.T. Department of Music (Teacher: Erifili Damianou).

 

Also participating: The Kozani Chamber Choir

Teacher:   Emmy Tsioura

Director:  Dimitris Dimopoulos

 

Admittance to the concert is gained only through invitations which will be distributed to the members of the university community and to the general public.

 

Ώρα

(Τετάρτη) 8:30 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Τρ13Νοε9:00 μμ11:00 μμTUESDAY THE 13th with TCSO9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

 

A production for orchestra with maestro, a tenor, a drummer, a pianist…..and an unfortunate soprano!!!

What happens when the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra meets the ‘’Opera Chaotique?’’    Beware of black cats, wear your good luck charms and carry garlic, because you might find yourself transported, possibly even hypnotized!  So until November 13th, don’t walk under the ‘’Ladder of Milan,’’ hide all the mirrors, knock on wood, buckle your seatbelts and meet up with everyone at the entrance to the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.  Come witness this disturbing meeting of ‘’dark forces’’ possessed by Georgos Tziouvaras and Christos Koutsogiannis, dragging in soprano Nikoleta Kapetanidou along with a symphony orchestra that hopefully aims to achieve a good, if not lucky result which will accentuate its presence and its contribution to the cultural life of the city in an alternative and interactive manner.

The concert which is a collaboration with the Thessaloniki Concert Hall will take place on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 9pm in the Emilios Riadis Auditorium (M2).

Tickets:  10 euro,  5 euro  (students  and unemployed discount)

Program:  Will only become known on the fateful day and time………

‘’Opera Chaotique’’  :

Georgos Tziouvaras…..Tenorman

Christos Koutsogiannis……Voodoo drummer

Nikoleta Kapetanidou, soprano

Dimitra Houmeti, director

Maria Kavalioti, lighting

Nectarios Karantzis, music editing, arranging and orchestration

Christos Papadimitriou, text editing

 

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

Musical direction:  Liza Xanthopoulou

 

   

English translation : Suzanne Gogousi

Ώρα

(Τρίτη) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Πα02Νοε10:30 μμ12:00 μμGeneral Rehearsal for schools : Gala Rossini-Gounod10:30 μμ - 12:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

 

2 Nov 18, 10:30

Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki

Gala G. Rossini

Jens Georg Bachmann, conductor

The collaboration between Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra and  the Department of Music Studies of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki continues with the morning general rehearsal  of the concert on 2.11.2018 at 10.30 in the Ceremony Hall of AUTH with a program of imports and arias from opera by G. Rossini and Ch. Gounod.

The animation of the 500 students has been undertaken by one of the members of the musicological group of the TMS, Chryssa Skarlatou.

The students’ visit is organized by the Culture Directorate in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of Education of Central Macedonia and the 1st Regional Coordinators of Educational Project.

Ώρα

(Παρασκευή) 10:30 μμ - 12:00 μμ

Πα02Νοε9:00 μμ11:00 μμ‘’Gala Rossini - Gounod’’9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

 

‘’Gala Rossini – Gounod’’

2 Nov 18, 21:00

Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

‘’Gala Rossini – Gounod’’ 

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra dedicates this concert to the 150th anniversary of the death of the Italian composer of bel canto Gioacchino Rossini and to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the French composer, the spokesman for the French Opéra lyrique, Charles Gounod. TCSO  hosts emerging young lyric singers, as part of an effort to help bring out the new talented generation of artists by offering their musical experience.

The young singers will interpret arias from known works by G. Rossini and from the opera “Faust”, which is perhaps the most popular of the 12 lyric works composed by Charles Gounod, with the first part of the concert closing with the famous “Two Cats Duet”,thought in this caseit will be sang by “four”.  In the second half of the programm Gounod’s Symphony No. 1 in D-major will be performed under the baton of the Artistic Director of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra  ,  German conductor Jens Georg Bachmann, who has  a long and distinguished career throughout Europe and the USA.

The concert will be held on Friday, November 2nd, 2018, at 21:00, at the Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki , which is free of charge from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the framework of its collaboration with the Cultural Directorate of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

Programm:

G. Rossini: Overture from the Opera  Il Signor Bruschino

Retsitatives and arias from  G. Rossini and C. Gounod Operas                  

 Stamatia Molloudi – mezzo

 Danai Kyritsi – soprano

 Sofia Mpermperidou -soprano

Giorgos Sofialidis – baritone

G. Rossini: Duetto di ‘’…Quattro’’Gatti (four cats duet)

C. Gounod: Symphony No 1 in D-major

Jens Georg Bachmann, Conductor

 

 

 

English translation: Souzan Gogousi

Ώρα

(Παρασκευή) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Οκτώβριος 2018

Πα26Οκτ9:00 μμ11:00 μμFestive Concert for Greek Independence Day 1940 with TCSO9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

 

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2018

Thessaloniki Concept Hall – M1 Building

21:00

 

Program:


Concerts Band of  Armed Forces

A. Baltas : “Where do I find my soul”, Suite for orchestra based on M.Theodorakis melodies
Β.Tenidis : Introduction  1940 – Tribute to S.Vembo  for solists , mixed choir, and orchestra
Ν. Halikiopoulos – Mantzaros :  Odes from the “Hymn to Freedom” for mixed choir, childrens choir  and orchestra  (orch.: Α. Baltas – for band and orchestra V. Stilianou)

Participants:

Soloists

Thalia Mavridou ,mezzo soprano
Elliso Davli, mezzo soprano
Alexandros Delialis, baritone
Aggelos Markou, baritone

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra
 “G.Mantakas” Choir
Aristotle University  Department of Music Choral Workshop (Erifilli Damianou, director)
 “Saint  Kirilou and  Methodiou” Choir (M.E Meligopoulou, director)

Military Music Band of the Third Army Corps (Konstantinos Konstantopoulos, conducting)

Air Force Music Band (Alexandros Litsardopoulos, conducting)
Navy Music Band (Georgios Tsilimbaris, conducting)

Thessaloniki Concert Band (Kleanthis Zarimbas, conducting)

Conductor: Lisa Xanthopoulou

In cooperation with  T.C.H.,  A.U.T. and H.N.D.G.S

Tickets: 10 €, 5€

sponsors

Ώρα

(Παρασκευή) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Τε17Οκτ10:30 μμ12:30 μμGeneral Rehearsal for schools "Plucking the strings"10:30 μμ - 12:30 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

 

 17 Oct 18, 10:30

Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Plucking the strings

Works for quitar, mandolin, harp, kanonaki, flamenco guitar

Haris Iliadis, conductor

With this concert on Wednesday 17.10.2018 in the ceremony hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the title “Plucking the strings”, the collaboration of Thessaloniki  City Symphony Orchestra and the Department of Musical Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is inaugurated  educational activities around the concerts of TCSO. The musicologist, composer and doctoral candidate of the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Xenia Konstantinidou, will attend the morning concert Wednesday morning of 17.10.2018, will meet 300 students of our city, the strings, the peculiarities of the manufacturing and playing them, but will also introduce them to the style and character of the musical works of the program.

The students’ visit is organized by the Culture Directorate in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of Education of Central Macedonia and the 1st Regional Coordinators of Educational Project. In particular, general questions will be answered in the beginning about “what are the strings?”, “In what class of organs are they included?”, “How do they produce the sound?” etc .; and then they will be introduced to the season, character, but also to the individual elements of each project (composer, special play techniques). The hearing of the described work follows and the process will continue with this descriptive and audible listening structure.

Ώρα

(Τετάρτη) 10:30 μμ - 12:30 μμ

Τε17Οκτ9:00 μμ11:00 μμ"Plucking the Strings" with TCSO9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

17 Oct 18, 21:00

Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Plucking the strings

Works for quitar, mandolin, harp, kanonaki, flamenco guitar

Haris Iliadis, conductor

Free Entrance

Program:
J. Strauss Jr.: Pizzicato Polka
Ponce: Concierto del Sur, for guitar  and orchestra
A. Vivaldi: Concert for mandolin  and orchestra, RV 425
Cl. Debussy: Danses sacrée
et profane
for harp and string orchestra
H. Ramzy: Al Quantara for voices , kanonaki , guitar and orchestra (orchestration : Giorgos Kollias)
Hiroshi Kogure, guitar
Giorgos Goumenakis, mantolin
Katerina Kitsou, harp
Trio Bahar:
Yota Baron, flamengo song
Anastasia Zahariadou, kanonaki – flute -arabic song
Panos Kartimpelis, flamengo guitar

Conductor: Haris Iliadis

In cooperation with KEPA Municipality of Veroia


 
                                                                                        Haris Iliadis

 

 

Giorgos Goumenakis

 

 

 

Hiroshi Kogure

 

 

                                                               Katerina  Kitsou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                Yota Baron

Panagiotis Kartimpelis

 

 

 

                                                                               

 

                                                                                  ΤΡΙΟ BAHARí/ Flamenco Arabe

 

 

 

Χορηγοί Επικοινωνίας

Ώρα

(Τετάρτη) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Δε08Οκτ9:00 μμ11:00 μμTCSO “IN TEMPORA BELLI - RECOVERING PEACE-”9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

  100 years of the end of the 1st world war

                     Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotle University of THessaloniki

8.10.2018

21:00

Free Entrance

 

 

 

Marilena Liakopoulou
Philippe Forget

 

 

 

Programm:

1.A. Mozart: Adagio και Fuga, KV546
2. Sibelius: Romance for strings, op 42
3. Elgar: Serenata,op 20
4. S. Michailides: In Memoriam
5. Fr. Chopin: Concert in m minor no 1 , op 11

Piano:  Marilena Liakopoulou
Conductor
: Philippe Forget

 

 

 

Ώρα

(Δευτέρα) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Σεπτέμβριος 2018

Σα29Σεπ8:00 μμ9:00 μμTCSO in Opening Concert of Dimitria Festival 29.9.20188:00 μμ - 9:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra
53rd DIMITRIA 2018
Opening Ceremony
Port of Thessaloniki
29.09.2018

Natassa Mare Moumtzidou l voice
Faraj Suleiman | Piano
Panayiotis Demopoulos | Piano, arrangements
Nectarios Karantzis | Contrabass
Koutsounanos Manolis | Drums
Haris Iliadis l Conductor

Ώρα

(Σάββατο) 8:00 μμ - 9:00 μμ

Πε27Σεπ5:27 μμ5:27 μμFlash mob -European Car free day5:27 μμ - 5:27 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

22 Sept 18, 21:00

European Car free day

White Tower

Flash mob with Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

and Thessaloniki Concert Band

Haris Iliadis

Kleanthis Zarimbas, conductors

 

Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

 

Thessaloniki Concert Band

 

 

 

Programm:
Bizet: Carmen
Strauss: Radetzky March etc.

Direction -Telecom:  Stergios Gourkiotis

Kinesiology-Choreography: Zaharoula Zahiri

Participates the Dance School Eleni Gougoutsa

Conductor : Haris Iliadis, Kleanthis Zarimbas

 

 

 

 

Χορηγοί επικοινωνίας

Ώρα

(Πέμπτη) 5:27 μμ - 5:27 μμ

Κυ16Σεπ9:00 μμ11:00 μμTCSO with Grandbrothers 16.9.20189:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

16 Sept 18, 21:00

Thessaloniki Concept Hall – M2 Building

Festival Rewords Agora

Those, who dare

Grandbrothers Duo with Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

Mischa Tangian, conductor

Ώρα

(Κυριακή) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Τε05Σεπ9:00 μμ11:00 μμTCSO with Giorgos Kazantzis 5.9.20189:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

5 Sept 18, 21:00

Summer residence of the President of Greece – Kalamaria

Culture Festival of Kalamaria “Para thin alos”

Works of G. Kazantzis

George Dalaras and Friends

Lisa Xanthopoulou, conductor

Ώρα

(Τετάρτη) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Αύγουστος 2018

Πε30Αυγ9:00 μμ11:00 μμTCSO with Marios Fragoulis 30.8.20189:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

Λεπτομέρειες εκδήλωσης

30 Aug 18, 21:00

Open Air Forest Theatre

Marios Frangoulis with Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

Works of Mikis Theodorakis

Lucas Karytinos, conductor

Ticket Prices:
17€ , 14€ ((reduced)

                                                                    Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra

Ώρα

(Πέμπτη) 9:00 μμ - 11:00 μμ

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