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“Axios Esti” – Theodorakis

axios esti

Afea Productions presents:

“Axios Esti” A Tribute to the Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis

Union Chapel, London

Thursday 22 October  19:00   Room: Chapel
£30 adv / £12 under 15s + booking fee on sale 11/09   Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
Book via the Union Chapel

Tickets on sale 10am Friday, 11th September.
Standard price £30 adv + booking fee
Children under 15 £12 adv + booking fee

Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 19:00
Concert starts 20.30
Curfew – 22:30


The concert narrates the life of MikisTheodorakis and brings alive his music and his struggles. Well-know and famous melodies live on stage with an orchestra of Greek musicians in exciting arrangements with traditional, classical and jazz elements. Dramatic narration and interpretation in songs like “The honey moon song” sung by the Beatles, “ Les amants de Teruel“ sung by Edith Piaf and Zorba’s dance will bring to life one of the most significant and iconic figure in the musical word of the 20th century.
MikisTheodorakis’ musical talent has been widely acclaimed nationally and internationally. He has written over a thousand compositions: popular songs, symphonies, chamber music, ballets, and theatre and film scores. In addition to his distinguished career as a composer, his multifaceted career has been characterised by his pursuit of civil as well as musical freedom: he has been a politician, activist and intellectual thinker. With his emblematic compositions, such as the ‘Axion Esti’ (1960-1962), Theodorakis’ music constitutes an integral part of the historic and aesthetic identity of the Greek people.

Featuring

Fanis Mezinis, singer
Elena Hadjiafxendi, singer & actress
Louisa Barry, mezzo- soprano

Conductor – Arranger & pianist: Andreas Boutsikakis
Art Director: Andreas Skourtis

Special Guests

Anastasis Michael

Choir of the Byzantine Music School of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, led by Fr. Joseph Paliouras

Children’s Choir from the Greek School of Manor Hill

Musicians

Bouzouki A: Andreas Michalaki
Bouzouki B: Andreas Besiris
Clarinet: Rob Milner
Guitar: Nicos Ziarkas
Cello: Pavlos Carvalho
Double bass : Thodoris Ziarkas
Drummer: Andreas Ziarkas

All timings are provisional and subject to change – for the latest up dates please check Union Chapel Facebook and Twitter.

As the venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.

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