Yannis Markopoulos Odeon Athens Festival

YANNIS MARKOPOULOS 80th birthday celebration at the Odeon

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Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis
When: 28 June 2019
Why Go: Enjoy the music of a famed Greek composer

Celebrating his 80th birthday, legendary Greek composer, Yannis Markopoulos comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus to present a full repertoire for an enchanting evening of music as part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

Yannis Markopoulos Odeon Athens Festival

Yannis Markopoulos on stage.

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With an active career spanning almost 60 years, Markopoulos created compositions for symphonic orchestras, film, theatre scores, operas and oratorios.

His symphonic works incorporate Greek traditional instruments such as lyre and santur, offering an innovative style of international classical music. The composer will choose among his greatest hits for this anniversary concert, drawing on previous albums such as Ithageneia, Thiteia and Chroniko.

Popular Greek singers, Eleonora Zouganeli and Giannis Haroulis will also perform.

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