Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
Athenian music lovers were mesmerised by Christoph Eschenbach’s recent performance with the Athens State Orchestra. The return of this legendary conductor at the podium will no doubt be one of the unmissable music events of the summer.
Well-versed in Romantic music and established as one of the major performers of Romantic works, Eschenbach will offer a powerful and charged reading of Tchaikovsky’s widely beloved Symphony No. 5. The conductor is joined by Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, one of the greatest pianists of our age, winner of the Chopin, Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky competitions. Beethoven’s dramatic Concerto No. 3 makes sense as a choice on the occasion of the composer’s 250th birthday. The programme will also include excerpts from Mikis Theodorakis’s famous soundtrack for the film Zorba the Greek. The work will be performed with arrangements for flute and orchestra, with rising Stathis Karapanos as soloist.
Μ. Theodorakis, Excerpts from Zorba the Greek for flute and orchestra
Β. Beethoven, Piano Concerto No 3
P. Ι. Tchaikovsky, Symphony No 5
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Piano: Daniil Trifonov
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. The return of the legendary conductor Eschenbach, will offer a powerful and charged reading of Tchaikovsky’s widely beloved Symphony No. 5
To be announced.