With tales about fairies and elves, a contemporary interactive performance of music theatre based on speed dating and three concerts with a wide range of repertoire, from classical music and famous soundtracks, to traditional polyphonic songs but also covers from the international rock and jazz scene, the Chios Music Festival makes its comeback this summer. Three historical estates of Kampos, Karaviko, Riziko and Spyros Stephanou Estate, the Ottoman school at the Castle, the Amphitheatre of Oinousses and the Courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Chios will welcome over 50 artists from Greece and abroad, musicians, actors, filmmakers, professionals and amateurs, who will praise in their own way, love life, love for the world, love for each other, love for the arts and music...
In all events the admission is free.
The Festival is realised in collaboration with the Allianz Cultural Foundation, with a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), in association with the Region of the North Aegean, with the kind support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Homer Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Chios, the Municipality of Chios, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, the Association “Filoi Oinousson”, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and Aegean Airlines.
The full program:
Friday 02/08, at 21:00 | Riziko, Kampos, Chios
Ventus Ensemble: “Sun of a beach”
Chick Corea, Vangelis, Snarky Puppy, famous soundtracks and tracks from the international electronic, jazz and rock music scene... with a twist! The Ventus Ensemble dares original and imaginative covers, using parallel tapes and live electronics.
The result is a modern, interesting, fun and extremely summery “serenade”...!
With the participation of:
Kostas Giovanis, oboe | Spyros Tzekos, clarinet | Guido De Flaviis, saxophone | Dimitris Dakovanos, bassoon | Dimitris Gogas, trumpet| Spyros Vergis, trombone | Manos Ventouras, horn
Saturday 03/08, at 21:00 | Courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Chios
Berlin Music Ensemble Quartet & Ventus Ensemble: “Love Affair”
A chamber music concert with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvořák, Alexander Glasunov, Daniel Schnyder, Nikos Skalkottas and others.
Berlin Music Ensemble Quartet:
Artiom Ordiyants, violin
Olga Holdorff - Myriangou, violin
Dilhan Kantas, viola
Junko Fujii, cello
Kostas Giovanis, oboe | Spyros Tzekos, clarinet | Guido De Flaviis, saxophone | Dimitris Dakovanos, bassoon | Dimitris Gogas, trumpet | Spyros Vergis, trombone | Manos Ventouras, horn
Sunday 04/08, at 21:00 | Amphitheatre of Oinousses
Berlin Music Ensemble Quartet & Ventus Ensemble: “Love scores”
From classical music to pop!
Part A: Works by Alexander Glasunov, Daniel Schnyder, Nikos Skalkottas and others.
Part B: Famous soundtracks and tracks from the international electronic, jazz and rock music scene in imaginative covers.
Tuesday 06/08 & Wednesday 07/08, at 21:00 | Ottoman school in the Castle of Chios
Manos Tsangaris: “Love and Diversity”
Contemporary music theatre performance
Performed by the dissonArt ensemble
With the participation of actress Athina Alexopoulou
The internationally renowned artist Manos Tsangaris puts together a series of multiple choice questions, trying to explore the ritual of acquaintance between two strangers and the “mystery” of interpersonal relationships. Around this thematic axis, and based on the philosophy of speed dating, gradually unfolds -like the route from one “station” to the next- a show, which is in essence a new, innovative proposal for a modern music theatre, based on speech, music and the full utilisation of the surrounding area.
Due to the peculiarity of the space and the interactive nature of the performance, it is required to reserve seats.
Thursday 08/08 & Friday 09/08, at 21:00 | Karaviko, Kampos, Chios
Contemporary music theatre performance for children
Original production of the Chios Music Festival based on an old belief of Kampos
Once upon a time, a young man from Kampos fell in love with a fairy that had a magical tangerine which would immediately grow and save the crops from destruction... But what happens when the fairies mingle with the mortals? Will they manage to stay together forever?
Orestis Goumenos: musical composition
Eleni Efthymiou: direction
Sofiana Theofanous: original script
Avgoustina Lykourina: stage preparation
Spyros Tzekos: clarinet
Actors: Nancy Sideri, Vangelis Ampatzis
Featuring: Anna Kampa, Dimitris Avgoustidis
Participating the students of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Chios, of Chios Music School and a children and teen’s theatrical troupe.
Saturday 10/08, at 21:00 | Spyros Stephanou Estate, Agios Georgios Stafyllas, Kampos, Chios
Martha Mavroidi & Yasemi Vocal Quartet : “I’m singing to rejoice”
Concert with traditional songs for polyphonic ensemble from Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean
Participating a choir with students from the Chios Music School and child refugees
Choir music teaching: Michalis Pilavas
Yasemi is a vocal quartet consisting of musicians from the field of Greek traditional music. Singers and instrumentalists at the same time, they transfer their experience from the techniques of traditional instruments that they play to the voice, which they consider a multifaceted musical instrument. In their repertoire they include traditional melodies adapted for a vocal ensemble, as well as new pieces that follow the modality of Eastern music. Combining traditional melodies with modern harmony, Yasemi focuses on the vocal traditions of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, exploring the multiple role of voice in a rich musical tradition.
The Yasemi Quartet consists of: Irini Derebei, Maria Melachrinou, Martha Mavroidi, Tasos Poulios
For more information: https://chiosmusicfestival.gr/