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What’s On in Greece > venues, concerts September 25, 2007

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THESSALONIKI > Mylos Arts Complex, 56 Andreou Georgiou Street, tel 2310 551836 and 2310 516945.
Jazz and Creative Music Meeting > Shows take place at the Xylourgeio venue and start at 9.30 p.m.
Tomorrow > Jazz by the Sax Voyage as well as Georgia Syllaiou and Thodoris Economou.
Thursday > Jazz by the Athina Sextet and the Thomas Siffling Quartet.
Friday > Jazz by the Giotis Kiourtsoglou Septet.
Saturday > Jazz by the Vicky Almazidou Trio and the Oleg Chaly Quintet.

Thessaloniki Concert Hall, 25th Martiou Street, Paralia, tel 2310 895800.
Tickets are available two weeks before each show from the concert hall box office and the Aristotelous Square box office.
Tomorrow > Gypsy melodies by Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band. Starts at 9 p.m.

Thessaloniki Port
Friday and Saturday
> Reworks Festival > Festival of music and contemporary art, with various exhibitions as well as live music performances and DJ sets. Tel 2310 235893.

CRETE > Aghios Nikolaos Cultural Center, Aghios Nikolaos, tel 28410 26899.
Saturday > Concert by tenor Mario Frangoulis, in aid of costume designer Andriani Neofytou.

RHODES > Days of Music Festival > For information and tickets tel 22410 27427.
Tomorrow > Austria’s Ensemble Accentus will perform Sephardic melodies from the Eastern Mediterranean. At the Panaghia tou Kastrou.
Sunday > The Transcription Ensemble will interpret transcriptions of works by Mozart. At the Panaghia tou Kastrou.
October 2 > Under the baton of Dejan Dadic, the Gratz Philharmonic Orchestra will perform compositions by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Sibelius, Bartok, Mozart, Max Reger and Yasushi Akutagawa. At the Palace of the Grand Master.


What’s On in Athens > venues, concerts September 25, 2007

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Alavastro Cafe, 78 Damareos Street, Pangrati, Athens, tel 210 7560102.
Tonight > Gospel and jazz improvisations by the Honey Workstation. Admission is 8 euros.
Tomorrow > Jazz improvisations by Nikos Kapilidis and the Jazz Utopia.
Friday > Contemporary Greek entechno songs by Graviton.
Saturday > Worldbeat-jazz compositions, with Balkan sounds and improvisations, by the Anakata quartet.

American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, tel 210 6009800.
Friday > The Corda di Vento music ensemble, cellist Amalia Yiannopoulou, clarinetist Federico Palacios Delgado and pianist Haralambos Angelopoulos, will perform works by Ginastera, Bernstein, Piazzolla and Brahms. Starts at 8.30 p.m. Admission is 10 euros.

Kifissia Menandreia 2007 Festival, For information tel 210 6232506 and 210 6289000. Events take place at different venues around Kifissia.
Thursday > Tango music and dance performance by the Tango Argentino Total and singer Bruno Dando. Starts at 8.30 p.m. at the Kifissia Town Hall, Dionyssou and Myrsinis Street. Admission is free.

Museum of Greek Musical Instruments, 1-3 Diogenous Street, Plaka, Athens, tel 210 3250198. Shows start at 9.30 p.m. and admission is 10 euros.
Tonight > Traditional and folk music from Crete and Smyrna, by Nikos Androulakis.
Tomorrow > Eastern melodies by Haig Yazdjian.
Thursday > Guitar ballads with Notis Mavroudis and Panayiotis Margaris.
Friday > Ethnic by Family Voices.

Olympia Theater, Greek National Opera, 59-61 Academias Street, Athens, tel 210 3612461 and 210 3643725.
Friday > Tribute to Maria Callas, by sopranos Martha Arapi, Jenny Drivala, Dimitra Theodossiou, Vassiliki Karayianni, Mata Katsouli, Elena Kelessidi and Julia Souglakou, who will be accompanied by the Greek National Opera Orchestra, under the baton of Ilias Voudouris. The opera singers will perform arias by Donizetti, Bellini, Puccini, Verdi and other composers. Starts at 8 p.m.

Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro), Vasileos Constantinou Avenue, Athens.
October 1 > Concert in aid of people stricken by recent fires, by tenor Andrea Bocelli, who will be joined by the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marcello Rota. Starts at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketnet, www.ticketnet.gr, and on tel 210 8840600.

Petra Theater, Damari, Petroupolis, Athens, tel 210 5012402.
Tickets are available at www.i-ticket.gr, on tel 801 1160000 as well as 210 6786000, at Metropolis music stores, at the Must music stores in Petroupolis and at Cine Petroupolis at 168 25th Martiou Street, Petroupolis, tel 210 5012391.
Tomorrow > Greek rockers Lavrentis Machairitsas, Sakis Boulas, Antonis Mitzelos and Dimitris Starovas will join forces, along with singer Eleonora Zouganeli, with part of the proceeds going to those stricken by fires in the Peloponnese. Starts at 8.30 p.m.
Friday > Gypsy melodies and much more, by Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band. Starts at 9 p.m.

Roman Forum, Plaka, Athens.
Thursday >
Poetry and music soiree-tribute to poet C.P. Cavafy. Starts at 9 p.m.

Vyronas Festival, Vrachon Theater, Vyronas, Athens, tel 210 7626438 and 210 7626738. Tickets can be purchased at the Vyronas Festival box office in Syntagma Square, Vyronas Town Hall at 32-36 Karaoli and Dimitriou Street, the Vyronas Municipal Center at Kyprou and Evangelikis Scholis Street, the theater box office, Metropolis music stores and online at www.i-ticket.gr and www.ticketservices.gr.
Tomorrow > Tenor Mario Frangoulis and singer Elli Paspala will join forces in a tribute to composer Manos Hadjidakis, along with the Manos Hadjidakis Music Ensemble, which will be conducted by Loukas Karytinos. Starts at 9 p.m. Admission is 25 euros.
Friday > One-day music festival featuring performances by Nikos Portokaloglou, Odysseas Tsakalos, Vassiliki Karakosta, Nikos Ziogalas, Manolis Famellos, Stathis Drogossis and various new bands. 

What’s On in Greece > Exhibitions on Show September 25, 2007

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THESSALONIKI > National Bank Cultural Foundation, 108 Vasilissis Olgas Avenue, tel 2310 295149.
Paintings by Giorgos Hadzimichalis, inspired by the work of surrealist poet Andreas Embeirikos. At the New Bookstore. To October 27.

CRETE > Center for Metiterranean Architecture, Katehaki Square, Hania, tel 28210 40101-201.
Exhibition of publications with Orestis Doumanis’s architectural work from 1967 to this day. To October 7.

POROS > Citronne Gallery, Poros Beach, tel 22980 22401.
Exhibition of works by Mark Hadjipateras. To Sunday.

SANTORINI > Loukas and Evangelos Bellonias Foundation, Fira, tel 22860 23077.
Exhibition of works, paintings, a video and five columns by Opy Zouni. To Sunday.

What’s On in Athens > Exhibitions on Show September 25, 2007

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a.antonopoulou.art Gallery, 20 Aristophanous Street, Psyrri, Athens, tel 210 3214994. > Photographic takes on different aspects of modern Athens by Panos Kokkinias, Nikos Markou and Giorgis Gerolymbos. To October 13.

AD Gallery, 3 Pallados Street, Psyrri, Athens, tel 210 3228785. > Exhibition of pop-art works by Steve Giannakos. To October 20.

Athens Art Gallery, 4 Glykonos Street, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 7213938. > Group exhibition of works by Io Angeli, Dimitris Andreadakis, Opy Zouni, Aphrodite Liti and others. To September 30.

Athens Municipal Cultural Center, 50 Academias Street, Athens, tel 210 3621601. > “The Color of Silk” Exhibition of paintings on silk by Chilean artist Maria Eugenia Rivera. To October 5.

Bernier/Eliades Gallery, 11 Eptachalkou Street, Thiseion, Athens, tel 210 3413935. >
Group exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography and video art by Haluk Akakce, Walead Beshty, Alan Charlton, Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt, Alberto Garcia-Alix and others. To October 25.

Cosmos of Culture, 20 Andrea Metaxa Street, Athens, tel 210 3303385. > “Atropa Vanitas” Group exhibition of works inspired by the many uses of hallucinogenic and poisonous plant Atropa belladonna and the relationship between man and nature. Participating artists include Martha Dimitropoulou, Evangelia Basdeki, Dimitris Christidis and Katerina Christidi. To September 27.

Cycladic Art Museum, 4 Neofytou Douka Street, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 7228321-3. > “Her(his)tory” The second part of the group exhibition of video works in which artists explore issues of human identity. To September 29.

Gallery 7, 7 Zalokosta Street, Athens, tel 210 3612050. > “Typofoto” Photography exhibition by Haris Mathiopoulos. To October 5.

Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias Street, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 3680000. > “Everyday Stories” Exhibition of photographs, paintings, installations and video art by 16 artists from all over the world, inspired by daily life. To October 6.

Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts, 16 Irakleidon Street, Thiseion, Athens, tel 210 3461981. > Exhibition with 90 photographs by Francesco Scavullo, whose work includes portraits of fashion, music, film, theater and sports icons that have adorned the covers of Vogue, Life, Time, Rolling Stone, Harper`s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and other international publications. To December 2.

Ileana Tounda Contemporary Art Center, 48 Armatolon and Klefton Street, Ambelokipi, Athens, tel 210 6439466. > “Emergency Room” Works by artists of the Emergency Room international art platform, which comment on current affairs. To October 5.

Melina Cultural Center, 66 Irakleidon and Thessalonikis Street, Thiseion, Athens, tel 210 3452150. > Abstract large paintings inspired by nature by Marlene Tseng Yu. To Sunday.

Municipal Arts Center, Eleftherias Park, Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, tel 210 7232603. > Retrospective of paintings ranging from strict realism to abstraction, by Paul Foropoulos. To October 27.

Peritechnon Gallery, 10 Nikaias and Rizou Street, Victoria Square, Athens, tel 210 8239465. > “Traces” Photography exhibition, with black-and-white urban landscapes and colored takes on nature, by Vassilis Gonis. To October 6.

Rebecca Kamhi Art Gallery, 44 Constantinoupoleos Street, Gazi, Athens, tel 210 5233049. > Exhibition of paintings by Clare Woods. To October 20.

Skoufa Gallery, 4 Skoufa Street, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 3643025. > Paintings as well as furniture featuring different techniques by Alina Matsa. Opens September 20 and will run to October 1.

Titanium Yiayiannos Gallery, 44 Vasileos Constantinou Avenue, tel 210 7297644. >
Paintings of mirror reflections of objects of daily use by Maria Skoula. To Saturday.

To Milo, 11 Amynta Street, Pangrati, Athens, tel 210 7254897. > Exhibition of paintings by Emmanuela Platanioti and Constantinos Bedias. Opens tomorrow and will run to October 20.

Vamiali’s, 1 Samou Street, Metaxourgeio, Athens, tel 210 5228968. > “Upon This Waking Edge…” Exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Ruby Osorio, who explores issues of identity, transformation and the boundaries between imagination and reality. To October 27.

What’s On in Athens > exhibitions, seminars and auditions September 25, 2007

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GothicMed > Athens > Opens tonight
An exhibition recording how the Gothic architectural style spread and influenced monuments across the Mediterranean, with photographs and other material, will go on display at the Byzantine and Christian Museum tonight. The exhibition is part of the European program “Mediterranean Gothic Architecture” and will run to October 21. It will be open 8 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Byzantine and Christian Museum, 22 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 7211027.

Mikis Theodorakis Tribute > Athens > Opens tonight
An exhibition-tribute to the childhood and early years of much-loved composer Mikis Theodorakis, with works by Nikolas Klironomos, will open at the Ekfrasi – Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery tonight and run to October 6. The gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays as well as 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Ekfrasi Gallery, 9A Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 3607598.

Photography Seminars > Athens > Starts October 4
Platon Rivellis will conduct a series of two-hour seminars exploring the similarities and differences between the visual approaches to photography and cinema for five consecutive weeks at the Hellenic American Union, starting October 4. There will be weekly sessions starting at 8.30 p.m. and the cost is 15 euros for the entire series or 5 euros per individual seminar. Registration is already under way. The seminars will delve into photography and cinema in the 1920s and examine the work of acclaimed filmmakers such as Buster Keaton, Fritz Lang and others.
Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias Street, Athens, tel 210 3680052.

Greek National Opera > Athens > Saturday
The Greek National Opera will hold auditions to hire five permanent choir members, in the positions of soprano, mezzo, tenor and basso, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Contestants will be asked to perform an aria of Mozart as well as an aria of Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi or Puccini, an aria by a Greek composer in Greek, prima vista choral extracts and another aria in a different language. The deadline for applications is 2 p.m. on Friday.
For information > National Opera Offices, 18A Harilaou Trikoupi Street, 5th Floor, Athens, tel 210 3614433.

Athens Super Stars Gala > refund September 25, 2007

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Refunds are now available for the Super Stars Gala ballet performance, which had been scheduled to take place at the Pallas Theater September 20 to 23.

Ticket holders can be refunded at the theater box office, which is open noon to 8 p.m., until October 5. The performance was canceled due to problems faced by three of the 12 principal dancers.

Pallas Theater, Citylink, 5 Voukourestiou Street, Athens, tel 210 3213100.

Out of storage and into the courtyard in Thessaloniki September 25, 2007

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A small archaeological park in the pipeline for Museum grounds

  Sarcophagi, altars and mosaics will be featured in the outdoor exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, when a new plan is implemented.

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki has found a way to make the most of its outdoor space and to realize, though on a smaller scale, a longstanding ambition. Alongside building improvements, new workshops and storerooms, as well as new fencing that will create a natural wall and enhance the greenery, there are plans for a small archaeological park.

The open-air exhibition will include 70 sarcophagi, 53 altars and Greco-Roman mosaic floors from Thessaloniki that will be taken from the Museum’s storerooms for the purpose. «The archaeological park will start with the reconstruction of an ancient cemetery road running parallel to Stratou Avenue,» said the Museum’s Director, Christina Zarkada. The study, which has already been approved, places the sarcophagi on either side of the road, and the altars in the area surrounding the Museum.

There will be a reconstructed, actual-size villa from Roman Thessaloniki (2nd-4th century AD), with the typical layout of spaces around a peristyle. The 70 sarcophagi will be grouped into five categories, depending on whether they are of local origin, adorned or unadorned, with or without inscriptions, reliefs and garlands, or from the Assos workshop. The 53 altars on display will also be grouped.

The exhibits will be shown in their natural surroundings, as Zarkada noted. The mosaics have been chosen for their durability. One part of the study is still pending, that part which involves linking the environs of the Archaeological Museum and of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, in addition to the shared ticket which visitors can already choose.

Approval for a proposed 12-meter underground passage that would link the two Museums and also provide space for temporary exhibitions will be discussed at a future meeting.

The revamping of the Museum and the new outdoor exhibition space, budgeted at just over 5 million euros, are expected to boost the number of visitors to a Museum which offers an acquaintance with the world of ancient Macedonia.

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