28th Nafplio Music Festival - June 28th to July 5th 2019

The Nafplio Festival, faithful to the annual meeting with its audience, begins on June 28th 2019 and promises a series of wonderful events until July 5th. Reaching its 28th year, the Nafplio Music Festival, awarded by the Union of Music Critics of Greece, is a unique opportunity for a visit to the enchanting Nafplio city.

The Mayor of Nafplio and the artistic director and pianist Yiannis Vakarelis welcome you to the 28th Nafplion Festival, presenting a panorama of events in the most beautiful parts of the city: the "Vouleftiko" (the first Parliament of Greece), St. George's Square in front of the homonymous church, Saint Spyridon Square and the city's harbor.

Programme
All concerts start at 21:00. Admission for the public begins at 20:30.

Friday, June 28th 2019, Agios Georgios Square, 21:00
Cormac Kenevey Jazz Quartet

Cormac Kenevey, singing and composition
Greg Felton, piano
Damian Evans, bass
Dominic Mullan, drums
Over a decade now since the first appearance of the Irish singer Cormac Kenevey from Dublin and his introduction to the international music scene, with his production for the British label Candid, the famous musician returns with the release of a new album entitled "Turning Skies ", which he approaches vocally in a more sophisticated way...

Saturday, June 29th 2019, Nafplio Harbor, 21:00
The Greek Navy band

Programme:
Carmen - Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) - Introducting, conducting, Mr. V. Louis Oertel, Toreador
Standard-bearer Mr. Theodore Birakos, baritone
Turandot - Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) - Nessun Dorma., instrumenting R.Van Beringer
Standard-bearer Mr. Theodore Birakos, baritone – Sailor Andreas Karaoulis, tenor
Madama Butterfly - Un bel di vedremo, instrumenting Alamino Giampieri, Maria Mavromati, soprano
Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La donna e mobile, instrumenting A. Gianpier - Sailor Andreas Karaoulis, tenor
La Traviata - Libiamo, instrumenting Dan Godfrey
Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)
West Side Story: I feel pretty – instrumenting S. Prosoparis
Luigi Denza (1846 – 1922) - Funiculi funicula, instrumental.
Johann Brahms (1833 – 1897) - Hungarian Dance N. 5 (G. Tsilibaris)
Frederick Loewe (1901 – 1988)
My fair Lady: I could dance all night, instrumenting S. Prosoparis
John Kander (1927) - Cabaret, instr. S. Prosoparis
Gustav Peter (1833 – 1919)
Souvenir de Cirque Renz, for xylophone and band, instrumenting R. Woodfrield
Standard-bearer Mr. Isidor Thymis, xylophone
Lev Knipper (1898-1974) - Cossack patrol
Jaromir Vejvoda (1902 – 1988) - Beer barrel polka, instrumenting Paul Yoder
Mimis Plessas (1924) - "A sky full of stars", instrumenting G. Tsilibaris
George Mouzakis (1922-2005) - "I love you" in every language
Manos Chatzidakis (1925-1994) - "i have a secret", instrumenting Α. Katsios
George Mouzakis - "I want to dance samba"
Lavrentis Macheritsas (1956) – "Come on, my soul"
Dionyssis Savopoulos (1944) - "What do I ask?", "What I played in Lavrio", instrumenting Α. Katsios
Manos Chatzidakis
Let's go for a stroll in the moon... - The moon is red, instrumenting G. Tsilibaris
Mimis Theodorakis (1925) - If you remember my dream, instrumenting G. Tsilibaris

Sunday, June 30th, Nafplio Harbor, 21:00
YALE Alumni Chorus
 - Academica Orchestra of Athens
Jeffrey Douma, Direction
Traditional American songs
Spirituals

The Hymn of Yale University (Marshall Bartholomew, 1885 - 1978)
Songs of Jeffrey Douma, Christopher Theofanidis (1967) and Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Monday, July 1st 2019, Vouleftiko, 21:00
Mícéal O’Rourke, piano recital
Programme
Part Α'
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Moonlight Sonata "as a fantasy" project 27, no. 2, Adagio sostenuto, Allegretto, Presto agitato
Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981) - Night "tribute to John Field» op. 33
John Field (1782 – 1837) - Night theme in Mi minor
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) - Ballade No. 4, op. 52
Intermission
Part B'
Modeste Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881)
Images in an Exhibition, Promenade, Gnomus, Promenade, The Old Castle, Promenade, Tuileries, Bydlo, Promenade, Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, Promenade, The Marketplace in Limoges, Catacombae Sepulcrum, Romanum, Con Mortuis in Lingua Mortua, Baba Yaga (the Cabin on Fowl’s legs), the Great Gate of Kiev.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, Vouleftiko, 21:00
Tribute to prominent Greek-Canadians, Canadians and Greek composers
Mina Polychronou, soprano
Artemis Bogri, mezzo
Theodore Tzovanakis, piano
String Quartet "L 'Anima"
Stella Tsani, violin
Brunelda - Evgenia Malo, violin
Elias Skoukos, viola
Lefki Kolovos, cello
Programme
Part A'
Charry Stafilakis (1982), 2nd string quartet
Christos Papageorgiou (1967), In Memoriam
Nestor Tailor (1963), Lux Aeterna
Part Β'
Christos Chatzis (1953), Αwakening
Alain Lefevre (1962), Un ange passe

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019, St. Spyridon Square, 21:00
Harald Ossberger – Christos Marandos
, piano 4 hands
Programme
Part A'
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856), Bilder aus Osten, op. 66, Lebhaft, Nicht schnell und sehr gesangvoll zu spielen, Im Volkston, Nicht schnell, Lebhaft, Reuig, andächtig, 
Dimitris Mousouras (1983), H – Y – D – R – A 2019, dedicated to the duet
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) - Prelude to the afternoon of a faun, Adaptation from M. Ravel
Intermission
Part B'
Igor Strawinsky (1882 – 1971): Petruschka
Adaptation by the composer in 1948, Fete populaire de la semaine grasse, Chez Pétrouchka, Chez le maure, Fete populaire de semaine grasse

Thursday, July 4th 2019, St. Spyridon Square, 21:00
Puella Trio

Eva Krestová, violin
Aneta Šudáková, violin
Veronika Bohmova, piano
Programme
Part A'
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) - Trio in Sol major Hob. XV:25 / 205b
Joaquín Turina (1882 – 1949) - Circulo for a Trio with piano op. 91
Roman Haas (1980-) - Multikulturní Suite
Intermission
Part B'
Paul Schoenfield (1947-) - Café music

Friday, July 5th 2019, Vouleftiko, 21:00
Bjarke Mogensen
, accordion
Programme
Anders Koppel (1947-), Katentsa from Concert n. 2, Adaptation Mr. B. Mogensen
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata K. 69, Sonata K.141, Sonata K.384, Sonata K.551.
Poul Ruders (1949-), Dream Catcher from “Serenade on The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean”, Wolf Moon from Sound & Simplicity
Adaptation Mr. B. Mogensen
Martin Lohse (1971-), Menuetto, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Nocturne opus 6, Danse Russe from Swan Lake
Adaptation Mr. B. Mogensen
Bjarke Mogensen - Fantasy on a Folk Song from Bornholm
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) - Adios Nonino, Adaptation Mr. B. Mogensen

Parallel Events
Concerts
Saturday, June 29th 2019 at 21:00
Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra, for the Starting of the Festival
Tuesday, July 2nd, Vouleftiko at 20:00
Female Vocal Ensemble “Symphony” of Nafplio

Puella Trio in Nafplio Music Festival 2019
Cormac Kenevey, Nafplio music Festival 2019
The Greek Navy band, Η μπάντα του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού στο Μουσικό Φεστιβάλ Ναυπλίου 2019
YALE Alumni Chorus - Academica Orchestra of Athens
Mícéal O’Rourke piano recital Nafplio, Miceal O’Rourke ρεσιτάλ πιάνου στο Ναύπλιο
Canadians and Greek composers
Harald Ossberger – Christos Marandos piano 4 hands Nafplio, Harald Ossberger – Χρήστος Μαράντος πιάνο 4 χέρια Ναύπλιο
Bjarke Mogensen accordion concert Nafplio

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