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ANO 28th of October / 200 years since the Greek War of Independence

The “ANO” International Organ Festival participates in the events taking place throughout 2021 and celebrating the 200 years since the Greek War of Independence with a view to showcasing timeless national values and to paying tribute to our ancestors. In homage to the Greek War of Independence Bicentennial, “ANO” Festival will hold a festive concert. The program’s themes focus on Greece, with works for organ and two female solo artists. Soloists: Sophia Papadimitropoulou, soprano; Ioanna Vrakatseli, alto; and Eleni Keventsidou, organ.

The concert will comprise works by Bach as well as the work “Inno alla Grecia” (Hymn to Greece) by Momigny, together with compositions by Manolis Kalomiris, the founder of our Greek National School of Music (“Offering for the Greek Youth”, “Iambs and Anapests”). The concert will conclude with an excerpt from “Hymn to Freedom” by Dionysios Solomos, set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros, whose first two stanzas have become Greece’s National Anthem.

The concert will be held at St. George’s Cathedral, Ano Syros (without audience) and will be streamed online on Thursday, October 28, at 18:00 hours on “ANO” Festival’s pages on both YouTube and Facebook.

“ANO” Festival would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Hara Kalomiri and the Manolis Kalomiris Society for graciously allowing us to use the relevant musical material.

The action “ANO” International Organ Festival, Ano Syros, is part of the: Local CLLD-LEADER Program / “Development Company of Cyclades S.A.” Local Action Group / European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe invests in rural areas / Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food / 2014-2020 Rural Development Program for Greece / Jointly funded by Greece and the European Union.

Festival poster design: Kostas Katagas
Festival visual identity: Freiderikos Roussos / Syrostoday
Creation of promotional video: Ioannis Manousos, Markos Trakas, Giorgos Roussos