August 21-26, 2017, St. George’s Cathedral, Ano Syros
The ANO International Organ Festival is almost ready to unfurl its events. The oldest ecclesiastical organ still in use in Greece awaits at its permanent home, St. George’s Cathedral, Ano Syros, to bestow memorable moments on its old and new friends through three, superb concerts performed by distinguished organists as well as eminent musicians whose musical instruments produce sounds that co-exist harmoniously with the organ. The works performed in all concerts are timeless ones: they embrace the span between the Renaissance and contemporary times, thus showcasing the multi-faceted, versatile character of the organ. The Festival’s program includes:
21 August 2017
Eleni Keventsidou, organ & Elias Gyftonicolos, violin, present works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Albeniz-Kreisler, Max Reger, Hermann Schroeder, Zolt Gardonyi και Basil Athanasiadis.
23 August 2017
Stratos Gioulmpanoglou, organ – Yiannis Kaikis, trombone, present works by Georg Philipp Telemman, Johann Sebastian Bach, Enrique Crespo, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy και Alexandre Guilmant.
26 August 2017
Christos Paraskevopoulos, organ & Ioanna-Vassiliki Koraki, mezzosoprano, present works by Jeremiah Clarke, Henry Purcell, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Camille Saint Saëns, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Franz, Antonín Dvořák, Sir John Stainer και Albert Hay Malotte.
Before the concerts, there will be talks related to the ecclesiastical organ:
Monday, 21 August 2017
“The ecclesiastical church organ of Saint George”, speaker Yiannis Roussos, organist at the Cathedral Church of Saint George in Ano Syros
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
“The Greek origins of the ecclesiastical organ”, speaker Christos Paraskevopoulos, professor and soloist on the ecclesiastical organ
Saturday, 26th August 2017
“The development of ecclesiastical organ composition through history”, speaker Christos Paraskevopoulos, professor and soloist on the ecclesiastical organ
Viewing / Tour
Viewing of the ecclesiastical organ, from 19.00
On performance days, there will be a guided viewing of the ecclesiastical organ, conducted by Yiannis Roussos the organist of the Cathedral Church of Saint George, so that visitors can learn more about the history of the organ, which was made in 1888 by Zeno Fedeli, a member of the famous family of organ makers from Foligno, Italy.
Tour of the medieval settlement, from 19.00
Finally, before every concert, the ‘little guides of Ano Syros’ will provide free tours to all who would like to learn more about the wonderful medieval settlement on our island.
All the concerts and parallel festival events are free of charge.
Catholic Bishopry of Syros
Christos Paraskevopoulos, artistic director
Charis Vekris, executive director
Yiannis Roussos, organist at the Cathedral Church of Saint George
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