Nafplio - 30th Music Festival, 10-18 of July 2021

Κάστρο Παλαμήδι στο Ναύπλιο, Palamidi castle Nafplio Peloponnese

30 Years of Nafplio Festival! This year, the Nafplio Music Festival celebrates a double anniversary: the completion of its 30 years, but also the 200 years of the Liberation of Greece.
Having become now an institution with an international scope, the Festival takes place from 10th to 18th of July 2021, under the artistic direction of Giannis Vakarelis, and -due to its anniversary character- will travel back in time and will remember all the internationally renowned artists, who have honored it.

The Nafplio (Classical) Music Festival is a great cultural event with international recognition, but also a unique opportunity for a visit to the enchanting Nafplio. The Mayor of Nafplio and the artistic director and pianist Giannis Vakarelis, welcome us to the 30th Nafplio Festival, presenting a panorama of events in the most beautiful parts of the city: in the emblematic Palamidi castle, in Syntagma Square, in Agios Georgios' Square in front of the church, in Agios Spyridon, in the square of "Evangelistria" Church.

The Nafplio Festival has hosted some of the brightest bands and artists of the international classical scene and has been honored with the distinction of the best festival by the Association of Greek Music Critics. During its presence, more than 250 Greek and foreign artists have appeared, among them some of the most famous names in the world, as well as 24 Quartets, 18 Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras, as well as a number of emerging young artists. Its concerts, which take place with a symbolic ticket in the magnificent monuments and squares of Nafplio, have attracted more than 190.000 visitors, Greeks and foreigners, both from the local community -who loved and supported the festival from its first year- as well as from Athens and the rest of Greece, while it has regular friends, who offer their support and presence every year, emphasizing the cultural value of the Festival.

30 χρόνια Φεστιβάλ Ναυπλίου, 30th Nafplio Music Festival

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

Saturday, July 10th 2021
Nafplio, Palamidi castle, 21:00 - 23:00
"Eutopia: A musical evening inspired by the Revolution". Musical performance in the form of a room concert, with a repertoire inspired by the revolutionary period and the presentation of an original collection of the fashion studio "Laskaris Couture", also inspired by the revolutionary period.

Ευτοπία μουσική βραδιά εμπνευσμένη από την Ελληνική Επανάσταση, Eutopia musical performance inspired by the Greek Revolution

Sunday, July 11th 2021
Nafplio, Palamidi castle, 21:00 - 23:00
Nikolaos Mantzaros - Dionysios Solomos: Hymn to Freedom | "Μείζον" Ensemble
The "Hymn to Freedom" by Dionysios Solomos, in a rare musical version by Nikolaos Halikiopoulos-Mantzaros, is presented by the male vocal ensemble "Major", on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution.

Μείζον Ensemble, Major vocal ensemble, Νικόλαος Μάντζαρος Διονύσιος Σολωμός Ύμνος εις την Ελευθερίαν Μείζον Ensemble

Monday, July 12th 2021
Agios Spyridon church, 21:00 -23:00
Baroque chamber music Dimitris Kountouras, flute with beak & baroque flute, Panos Iliopoulos, harpsichord
A fascinating musical journey in the Europe of the Enlightenment, with plays of English, German and French Baroque, from the time of totalitarianism to the French Revolution.

Δημήτρης Κούντουρας Πάνος Ηλιόπουλος μουσική μπαρόκ, Dimitri Kountouras Panos Iliopoulos baroque music

Tuesday, July 13th 2021
National Gallery, 21:00 - 23:00
Recital for cello and piano
Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos, cello & Alexandra Papastefanou, piano

Αλέξης Καραϊσκάκης-Νάστος, τσέλο & Αλεξάνδρα Παπαστεφάνου, πιάνο

Wednesday, July 14th 2021
Fougaro, 21:00-23:00
Recital for violin and piano
Christoforos Petridis, violin - Nikos Kyriosoglou, piano

Χριστόφορος Πετρίδης βιολί Νίκος Κυριόσογλου πιάνο, Christophoros Petridis violin Nikos Kyriosoglou piano

Thursday, July 15th 2021
Agios Georgios, 21:00-23:00
Recital for violin and piano
Anja Morgenstern, violin & Eugenia Votanopoulou, piano

Anja Morgenstern βιολί Ευγενία Βοτανοπούλου πιάνο

Friday, July 16th 2021
Square of "Evangelistria" Church, 21:00-23:00
Manto: la bella Greca - Instead of a wreath, for those who lived boldly
It is the title of the dramatized historical novel, which aspires, on the occasion of the 200th Greek Revolution anniversary, of the Revolution, to function essentially "instead of a wreath, for those who lived boldly". Historical and imaginary people come to share their experience from the years of the Revolution, but also from their personal relationship with Manto, as everyone knew her.

Μαντώ la bella Greca, Manto la bella Greca, Manto Mavrogenous, Μαντώ Μαυρογένους

Saturday, July 17th 2021
Agios Georgios, 21:00-23:00
ERT Music Ensembles, in plays by Alki Balta, Giannis Konstantinidis, Nikos Skalkotas, Claude Debussy, Julius Fucik, Bart Howard, George Gershwin.

Μουσικά σύνολα ΕΡΤ Ναύπλιο, ERT Musical Ensembles Nafplio

Sunday, July 18th 2021
Syntagma Square, 21:00-23:00
Mantzaros Philharmonic Orchestra | Socratis Anthis, musical direction

Φιλαρμονική Εταιρία Μάντζαρος, Mantzaros Philharmonic Orchestra

Free in all performances

To attend the events, it is advisable to make a reservation at the offices of DOPPAT, located at Asklipiou Avenue (Villa Zymbrakaki)
Τ +30 27520 27153

Τ +30 27520 27153

Did you know that?
The Festival will take place following the special instructions of the health authorities, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the public and the artists.
Co-organizer is the Region of Peloponnese.

Nafplio Music Festival in Bourtzi, Μουσικό φεστιβάλ Ναυπλίου στο Μπούρτζι
Μουσικό Φεστιβάλ Ναυπλίου στο Παλαμήδι, Nafplio Music Festival in Palamidi castle