Giannis Parios Greek Singers in Athens

GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

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Where: Various locations around Athens
When: August & September 2018
Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE

Experience the latest in the Greek music scene as Greek singers take up residence at various venues around the city, making it a highlight of the spring season in Athens. Here are our top picks of Greek singers performing in Athens in the coming months.

Are you coming later in the year? Click here to let us know when you are coming to Athens and we’ll keep you up to date as acts are announced.

 

AUGUST 2018 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

During August, most well known Greek singers take a short domestic touring season, performing one off shows around the Greek islands and coastal cities, before having their own summer holidays. We’ll continue to keep you up to date with who’s playing where in Athens.

 

NOTIS SFAKIANAKIS + KAITI GARBI

Friday August 3, 24, 31

Saturday August 4 & 25

Greek Singers Athens SFAKIANAKIS KAITI GARBI

Notis Sfakianakis and Kaiti Garbi, meet at the AKROTIRI nightclub for summer performances along the coast of Athens. Panagiotis “Notis” Sfakianakis is a popular Greek folk singer and one of the most commercially successful artists in Greece. With a string of hit songs, Kaiti Garbi is heralded for her powerful musical interpretations and performances.

Tickets: from 15 euros – Call for reservations on +30 210 985 9147

Why Athens Tip: Performances won’t start before 11:00pm

When: On now – Friday and Saturday nights through summer

Where: Akrotiri Club & Restaurant, 36 Vasileos Georgiou St, Agios Kosmas Coast, Alimos

Closest tram stop: Ag. Kosmas

For the taxi driver: Ακρωτήρι Club, Βασιλέως Γεωργιου 36, Αγιο Κοσμά

 

KAITI GARBI

27 August 2018

Kaiti Garbi Athens Greek Singers

With her own repertoire and some of her favourite songs by other artists, Kaiti Garbi will perform at Papagou Gardens in August. With a string of hits, Kaiti Garbi is heralded for her powerful musical interpretations and performances.

Tickets: from 12 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 27 August 2018

Where: Papagou Garden Theatre

For the taxi driver: Κορυτσάς (6η στάση Παπάγου), Papagos

Pre-sales: Tickets Available Here

 

PAVLOS PAVLIDIS

29 August 2018

Pavlos Pavlides Athens Greek Singers

Singer and songwriter Pavlos Pavlidis will appear at Gazarte’s rooftop stage for an acoustic set with Orestis Benekas on keys and Alekos Voulgarakis on electric guitar.

Pavlidis is a famous Greek artist who became known during the 90’s with his band ‘Xylina Spathia’ (Wooden Swords). His music is considered Greek “entehna” and his lyrics are reminiscent of poetry.

Tickets: from 12 euros | Starts at 10:00pm

When: 29 August 2018

Where: Gazarte, 32-34 Voutadon Street, Gazi, Athens

Closest metro station: Kerameikos

For the taxi driver: Gazarte, Βουτάδων 32-34, Γκάζι

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

A TRIBUTE TO MANOS ELEFTHERIOU

29 August 2018

Manos Eleftheriou Tribute GREEK SINGERS ATHENS

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival will present a tribute concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for the great Greek poet and lyricist, Manos Eleftheriou who passed away earlier this year. Eleftheriou wrote more than 400 songs and worked with many significant composers over the years including Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hatzidakis.

Performers include: Giorgos Andreou, Fotini Velesiotou, Manolis Lidakis, Lavrentis Macheritsas, George Dalaras, Christos Nikolopoulos, Miltos Paschalidis, Hero Saia, Aspasia Stratigou, Tania Tsanaklidou, Maria Farantouri and a large orchestra.

Tickets: from 10 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 29 August 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

GEORGE DALARAS + ESTOUDIANTINA NEAS IONIAS

31 August 2018

George Dalaras Odeon Herodes Athens

George Dalaras with orchestra Estoudiantina Neas Ionias will perform a program of new songs from Dalaras’ latest record, ‘Love or Nothing’. Appearances by singers Theodoris Kotonias and Violeta Ikari. Dalaras has been collaborating with Estoudiantina since its conception. The orchestra is renowned for their Mediterranean music.

Tickets: from 18 euros | Starts at 10:00pm

When: 31 August 2018

Where: Municipal Swimming Pool and Aqua Park, Rafina

For the taxi driver: Δημοτικό Πάρκο Αναψυχής Ραφήνας

Advanced sales: ticketmaster.gr or T. + 30 210 89 38 111

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

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MANOS LOIZOS TRIBUTE with Dimitra Galani, Giota Negka & Fivos Delivorias

8 September 2018

Manos Loizos Greek Singers Athens

The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the late composer Manos Loizos, on the occasion of his 80thbirthday. The Orchestra collaborates with Dimitra Galani, one of Loizos’ outstanding performers and collaborators, Foivos Delivorias, one of the leading singers-songwriters in Greece, and Giota Negka, one of the foremost “laika” singers in Greece. The three performers will deliver symphonic covers of the beloved Loizos. Antonis Sousamoglou’s symphonic suite ‘Loizos Recomposed’, based on themes composed by the illustrious composer, will also premiere during the concert. Conducted by Miltos Logiadis.

Tickets: from 25 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 8 September 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Advanced sales: ticketservices.gr or T. +30 210 723 4567

 

YIANNIS PARIOS

8 September 2018

Giannis Parios Greek Singers Athens

Yiannis Parios will be performing at the magnificent open-air theatre of Katrakeio in Athens for one night only, to perform new songs that are yet to be released and interpreted for the first time in this unique concert.

Parios is one of Greece’s most famous singers and will be appearing with a 10-member orchestra led by conductor Dino Georgountzos. Parios is known and loved across the world for his love songs and ballads. He has been part of the Greek and international music scene for more than 40 years and has worked with many leading Greek composers and lyricists, including Yiannis Spanos, and Mikis Theodorakis.

When: 8 September 2018 at 9:00pm

Tickets: 13 euros (Note: Children over 4 years require a ticket)

Where: Theatro Katrakio, Nikea Agios Ioannis Rentis 184 51

(Located about 12 km from central Athens – There is no direct public transport route. We recommend a taxi service for this concert)

For the driver: Κατράκειο Θέατρο Νίκαιας (Κοκκινόβραχου), Νίκαια Άγιος Ιωάννης Ρέντης 184 51

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

PEGGY ZINA

10 September 2018

Peggy Zina Greek Singers Athens

Popular Greek singer, Peggy Zina, will perform for one night only at the open air Veakio theatre in Piraeus. Considered to be an important contemporary singer of the “laiko” genre, Zina has released more than 10 studio albums with nine platinum and two gold records.

Known for her deeply authentic popular voice, dominant presence on stage, she will perform favourite songs from her many albums.

When: 10 September 2018 at 9:00pm

Tickets: 13 euros

Where: Veakio Theatre, Lofos Kastellas – Profiti Ilias, Piraeus

A 25 minute drive from the centre of Athens

For the driver: Βεάκειο Θέατρο, Λόφος Καστέλλας – Προφήτη Ηλία, Piraeus

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

PAPAKONSTANTINOU + MALAMAS

10 & 11 September 2018

Greek Singers Athens Malamas

Socrates Malamas | Greek Singers in Athens

A new summer collaboration between singer and songwriters, Thanasis Papakonstantinou and Socrates Malamas, following on from Thanasis’ latest album, “Με στόμα που γελά” (A Mouth that Smiles) that features Malamas.

Malamas’ has collaborated with many significant Greek artists over his 30 year career and some of his songs including “Princess” are considered national hymns. His music is considered “entehna/laika”.

Tickets: from 13 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When:10 & 11 September 2018

Where: Technopolis Athens, 100 Pireos St, Gazi

For the taxi driver: Τεχνόπολη Δήμου Αθηναίων, Πειραιώς 100, Γκάζι

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

THREE COMPOSERS – Mimis Plessas, George Hatzinasios and George Theofanous at the Odeon

12 September 2018

Three composers Odeon Herodes Athens

Three Greek composers, Mimis Plessas, George Hatzinasios and George Theofanous each with their own style, will meet on stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, narrating and performing songs for piano in a combined evening of music.

Other Greek musicians and singers will also accompany, including Melina Aslanidou, Christos Mastoras, Demy among others. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the charity organisation “Together for the Child” that assists children in need.

Tickets: from 20 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 12 September 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Advanced sales: ticketservices.gr or T. +30 210 723 4567

 

MARIO FRANGOULIS

17 September 2018

Mario Frangoulis Greek Singers Athens

Classical crossover artist and tenor, Mario Frangoulis will appear in a concert entitled, “Athens Revisited, Myths and Heroes” at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, under the auspices of The New York Times Democracy Forum.

Also appearing will be virtuoso violinists, Zoltan Maga, and Demetra Selemidou along with The Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Municipality of Athens, led by conductor Lukas Karytinos.

The Concert will support the charity organisation “Together We Can” assisting Greek communities in need.

Tickets: from 27 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 17 September 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Advanced sales: ticketservices.gr or T. +30 210 723 4567

 

MELINA ASLANIDOU

19 September 2018

Greek Singers Athens Melina Aslanidou

Following successful concerts in Europe and Latin America, Melina Aslanidou finishes her summer tour with a performance at the Veakio Theatre in Piraeus.

Known for her “entehna” music that combines orchestral elements with folk and pop sounds, Aslanidou will perform from her latest album “Ximeroni Kiriaki” (The Dawning of Sunday) along with many of her popular songs from previous years. Audiences can expect a musical program full of folk, artistic and traditional melodies.

When: 19 September 2018 at 9:00pm

Tickets: 12 euros

Where: Veakio Theatre, Lofos Kastellas – Profiti Ilias, Piraeus

A 25 minute drive from the centre of Athens

For the driver: Βεάκειο Θέατρο, Λόφος Καστέλλας – Προφήτη Ηλία, Piraeus

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

DIONYSIS SAVVOPOULOS

23 September 2018

Dionysis Savvopoulos Athens Greek Singers

Legendary Greek singer and songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus alongside forty musicians and singers as part of a campaign against gynaecological cancer. Savvopoulos will be accompanied by Marina Satti and two emerging musical ensembles, Fonés and Chores and the Alkman Group.

Tickets: from 17 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 23 September 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Advanced sales: ticketservices.gr or T. +30 210 723 4567

 

PYX LAX

23 September 2018

Pyx Lax Greek Singers Athens

Legendary Greek rock band will perform in Athens in September as part of their reunion tour. Originally formed in 1989, (disbanded in 2004) they released their first recording in 1990, to critical and commercial acclaim. They will perform their greatest hits at Vrachon Theatre.

Tickets: from 16.50 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 23 September 2018

Where: Vrachon Theatre; (Melina Mercouri open air theatre), Vyronas is a 20 minute drive from the centre of Athens

For the taxi driver: ΘέατροΒράχων: «ΜελίναΜερκούρη» Ευαγγελικής Σχολής 26, 6ος ορ., Βύρωνας

Advanced sales: ticketmaster.gr or T. + 30 210 89 38 111

 

A TRIBUTE TO ARLETA

27 September 2018

ARLETA Tribute Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

Greek and international performers will meet on stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus to pay tribute to the late Greek musician Arleta. Arleta, who was hugely influential in the Greek music scene, was linked with the ‘Greek New Wave’ movement of the 1960s.

Tickets: from 30 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 27 September 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

GEORGE DALARAS & IZMIR STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

29 September 2018

George Dalaras Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

George Dalaras performing live. Photograph: courtesy of George Dalaras/Sigalos Eleftherios

George Dalaras and the İzmir State Symphony Orchestra will give a breathtaking concert at the Odeon of Herodes in Athens. Songs by Greek composers, Mediterranean ballads, traditional songs and songs from Asia Minor, composed by Apostolos Kaldaras, will be performed.

Tickets: from 20 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 29 September 2018

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

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The Greek Singers you missed last month in Athens

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI – Since the start of her career, legendary Greek songstress Eleftheria Arvanitaki has set poetry to music, interpreting works by Sappho, Maria Polydouri, Kostas Karyotakis and others. Arvanitaki performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival.

NATASSA THEODORIDOU – Known as the only female Greek singer to have three platinum albums, Natassa Theodoridou has been placed among the 12 top selling national singers, with 10 platinum and three gold albums. Her songs are considered contemporary “laika”. She performed at the Fantasia Nightclub for a short Spring residency.

THANASIS PAPAKONSTANTINOU & SOCRATES MALAMAS – A new summer collaboration between Thanasis Papakonstantinou and Socrates Malamas, following on from Thanasis’ latest album, “Με στόμα που γελά” (A Mouth that Smiles) that featured Malamas. The duo played two sold out concerts in Faliro.

 

A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO GREEK MUSIC GENRES

LAIKA is urban folk music or Greek pop which makes up the majority of Greek mainstream music.

ENTEHNA contains orchestral elements combining Greek folk along with the more popular sounds of “Laika”.

REMBETIKA in simple terms is the Greek blues. It is traditional music of the late 19th century where the basic instruments are the bouzouki, Greek baglama and tzouras.

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