The Greek Festival of Sydney returns to City Recital Hall, promising another huge festival finale and a perfect opportunity to revel in the music and culture of Greece.
This year’s concert, conducted by George Ellis, celebrates the music of iconic Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, best known for his theme to Zorba the Greek. His work, both classical and popular, draws on the rich musical heritage of his homeland.
Mezzo soprano Livia Brash and baritone Hayden Barrington combine with Sydney Philharmonia Choir to perform Theodorakis’ vibrant oratorio, Canto General. Performed in Spanish and based on Chilean Nobel-laureate Pablo Neruda’s book of poems, Canto General is an epic history of South America.
The tempo rises in the concert’s second half as special guest, Greek vocalist Dimitris Basis performs laika tragoudia – ‘popular songs’ by Theodorakis, celebrating life and love.
Duration: approximately 2 hours, including interval
City Recital Hall Member $102
City Recital Hall Member $76
Groups 6+ $76
City Recital Hall Member $68
Groups 6+ $68
Under 30 $50
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
Details are accurate at time of publication
Image: Heinrich Klaffs