The Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra opens its cycle of concerts for this year’s artistic season on Thursday, December 7. The Youth Orchestra in-residence at the Megaron, following its highly successful performances abroad, presents a programme dedicated to Sergey Rachmaninov, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. The GYSO, under the baton of its founder and artistic director, Dionysis Grammenos, will perform the Second Symphony in E minor and the Second Piano Concerto, with virtuoso pianist Vassilis Varvaresos as soloist.


Rachmaninoff’s emotionally charged music has always the liveliness and freshness of youth. And when it is performed by young, talented musicians, the result can only be breathtaking. Eminent conductor Dionysis Grammenos leads the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra in the performance of the Russian composer’s Second symphony, his most popular symphonic work. Virtuoso pianist Vassilis Varvaresos, known for the explosiveness and depth of his performances, will take on the ageless Second piano concerto, a work whose immense popularity has not reduced its capacity to reach the depths of the human soul and evoke the strongest feelings, as if it were heard for the very first time.

Date and Time

Thursday 07.12.2023, 20:30

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