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Greece featured country on Cultural days of the European Central Bank October 25, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Europe.
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Greece is the country featured on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Cultural Days of the European Central Bank (ECB), opened today and held until 13 November 2007.

The event is organised in co-operation with the Bank of Greece under the patronage of Mr Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, and Nicholas C. Garganas, Governor of the Bank of Greece.

The programme brings a synthesis of Greece’s antique and contemporary culture to the City of Frankfurt, and includes concerts, dance performances, theatre, films, readings, photography exhibition and special events aimed at children. Some highlights from the programme include > 

  • Grand opening concert “Axion Esti”, oratorio by Mikis Theodorakis, Orchestra of Contemporary Music of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation and Choir, narrated by Christian Nickel.
  • Musical theatre by Stamatis Kraounakis and the musical theatre group Speira Speira with Kostas Makedonas.
  • Ancient Greek drama “Prometheus Bound” performed by the National Theatre of Greece.
  • Closing concert performed by the Orchestra of Colours and Maria Farantouri.

The aim of the Cultural Days of the ECB is to give the residents of Frankfurt, the Rhine-Main region and international guests the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the cultural traditions of countries of the European Union, reflecting the cultural diversity at the European Central Bank.

The complete programme is available on the ECB’s website > www.ecb.europa.eu/culturaldays

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