Acclaimed violinist and conductor Leonidas Kavakos, accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will perform a repertoire of music at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens.
Led by conductor Philippe Jordan, the programme will include German composer Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for ViolinandOrchestra in E minor, Op. 64, Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major KV 297(‘Paris’) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Vienna Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the world. Founded in 1900, the Orchestra has collaborated with legendary musicians, including Richard Strauss, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Georges Prêtre, and Vladimir Fedosejev. The Orchestra last performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 1967, under the baton of Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Leonidas Kavakos made his concert debut at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 1984, along with the ERT National Symphony Orchestra. Within the next few years, he went on to win numerous international awards which firmly established him among the top soloists in the world, including the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition (1985) and the Paganini and Naumburg Competitions (1988). Kavakos has collaborated with the world’s greatest orchestras both as a soloist and as a conductor.
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