Their new songs came to convey their light, brilliance and optimism, but at the same time their realism and socio-political messages, in the middle of a strange and dark age.
The Patras International Festival 2021 is in progress and is constantly enriched with new events, theater performances, and concerts. It is organized by the Cultural Organization of Patras, and the program is as follows:
*** Tickets: at the box office of the Municipal Theater, daily from 11.00 to 16:00 (Sundays closed), and on the website of the Cultural Organization www.patrasculture.gr.
“Three composers in the Hospital”
18 & 19 September, 8.30 p.m. – Old Municipal Hospital of Patras
The musical narrative “Three composers in the Hospital” includes works written especially for the choir “Echo” and original music, combined with video art and narration. Hospitals were the main source of inspiration for the composers, along with the way the pandemic turned them into spaces of places of constant struggle, where the full range of human emotions unfolds. The selected texts approach this theme from various perspectives, with an emphasis on human pain and healing. Poems by G. Vizyinos, G. Souri, T. Livaditis, G. Varveris, D. Kosmopoulos, B. Brecht, G. Markopoulos, Z. Karelli and others will be recited.
Special mention is made of the Old Municipal Hospital of Patras and its place in the history of the city. Historical data were collected with valuable help from the book The history of the museum of the history of medicine Patras 2007, edited by the nephrologist-archaeologist Thanasis Diamantopoulos and the volumes with the Minutes of the Municipal Councils of Municipality of Patras with editing, introduction and notes by the historian Vasilis Lazaris, published by the Municipal Library of Patras.
Composers: Sofia Kamagianni (composition), Dora Panagopoulou (composition), Tim Ward (composition / video)
Narrator: Tasos Chrysopoulos (actor)
Musicians: Dionysis Androutsakis (cello), Panos Thoidis (percussion), Dimitris Makris (guitars)
Research and text editing: Maria Iatridou
Choir teaching – Conductor: Melpo Vikatou
Songs from the Greek Theater – OTE Employees – Amateur Theater Festival
September 19, 9.30 p.m. – Little theatre of Itea
“Waiting for Godot” – 19th High School – Amateur Theater Festival
September 17, 9.30 p.m. – Little theatre of Itea
“Like an old neighborhood” – Lines of Art – Amateur Theater Festival
September 14 & 15, 9.30 p.m. – Little theatre of Itea
“Negligent animal killing” – Amateur Theater Festival
September 10, 9.30 p.m. – Little theatre of Itea
The amateur theatre group “Travelers of Prose” presents the cheerful play by the writer and folklorist from Kalavrita, Nikos Chr. Papakonstantopoulou, titled “Negligent animal killing”.
Directed by: Group ten +5
Edited by: Chara Karaboula, Aphrodite Skaltsa
Set design: Katerina Antonakopoulou
Sound: Efi Antonopoulou, Chara Karaboula
Light: Nikos Liolios, Giannis Liolios
Cast: Efi Antonopoulou, Chara Karaboula, Natalia Besarampi, Christina Spyropoulou, Nopi Graikousi, Fanis Gialipsos, Angeliki Bilali, Nikos Spyropoulos, Nikos Liolios
Tickets (for free admission): at the box office of the Municipal Theater, daily from 11.00 to 16:00 (Sundays closed), and on the website of the Cultural Organization www.patrasculture.gr.
“Wearing light colors”
September 9, 9.30 p.m. – “Thanos Mikroutsikos” Art Factory
A tribute concert to Giorgos Seferis’ poetry set to music, held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death.
Performers: Giannis Kotsiras, Giota Negka, Dimitra Selemidou, Pavlina Voulgaraki, Pantelis Karamargios
Narrator: Giannis Stankoglou
Collaborators: “Thanasis Tsipinakis” Plucked String Orchestra of the Municipality of Patras, Choir of the University of Thessaly, Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Patras
Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the website of the Cultural Organization patrasculture.gr and at the bookstore “Rodopoulos”.
“Rena has run aground” – Amateur Theater Festival
September 8, 9:30 p.m. – Open Amphitheater of Workers’ Homes of Itea
The theater group of the Cultural Association of Lefkas ‘Ethos Poiei’ presents the theatrical work of Al. Sakellariou and Chr. Giannakopoulou ‘Rena has run aground’. This is the original title of the comedy that was transferred to the cinema entitled “The Yellow Gloves”.
Director: Theodoros Kandiliotis
Sound-light: Giannis Gotsopoulos
Cast: Alexandra Christou, Vicky Stavropoulou, Fotini Tsampa, Dimitris Bantios, Christos Giachalis, Christos Salamouras, Emilia Ferentinou, Konstantina Kantzibatzaki, Kostas Giannakopoulos, Nikos Gasparinatos
Tickets (for free admission): at the box office of the Municipal Theater, daily from 11.00 to 16:00 (Sundays closed), and on the website of the Cultural Organization www.patrasculture.gr
“THE KLEFTIKA” – Municipal Regional Theatre (DI.PE.THE.) of Agrinio – Areti Ketime and George Angelopoulos
July 31, 9:30 p.m. – Old Municipal Slaughterhouses Complex
Natassa Bofiliou at the International Festival of Patras
July 30, 9:30 p.m. – “Thanos Mikroutsikos” Art Factory
Natassa Bofiliou, Themis Karamouratidis and Gerasimos Evangelatos present their musical performance titled “Harvest Season“, based on their latest album of the same title. The album was a sensation and is considered their best work so far; and it will be presented for the first time live for the public.
Their new songs came to convey their light, brilliance and optimism, but at the same time their realism and socio-political messages, in the middle of a strange and dark age. Natassa Bofiliou, with the joy and impatience of returning to live performances, will present these songs in her own way, along with all her great hits.
Tickets: at the Municipal Theater box office, daily from 11.00 to 16:00 (Sundays closed), on the website of the Cultural Organization www.patrasculture.gr and at the “Rodopoulos” bookstore
“MARTIN EDEN” – Pietro Marcello – Municipal Mobile Cinema
July 27, 9:30 p.m. – outdoor space of the Old Municipal Hospital
July 29, 9:30 p.m. – Arachovitika
August 1, 9:30 p.m. – Thea
“Karagiozis, the Revolutionary” – Thomas Agrafiotis
July 26, 9:30 p.m. – Agia Lavra Square, Free admission
Folk Instruments Ensemble of the Municipal Conservatory of Patras
July 25, 8:30 p.m. – Ypsila Alonia Square
July 24, 9:30 p.m. – Voudeni
July 24, 9:30 p.m. – South Park, Free admission
Vocal Ensembles & Choirs of Patras
July 24, 8:30 p.m. – Ypsila Alonia Square
“Meeting of Dance Ensembles” – Dance Ensembles of Patras
July 22, 23 and 24, 8:30 p.m. – South Park, Free admission
Iphigenia in Tauris – Euripides
July 21, 9:30 p.m. – “Thanos Mikroutsikos” Art Factory
Illusion / illusion 10 + 10 POLAND / GREECE
“The Source of Women” – Radu Mihăileanu
July 20, 9:30 p.m. – outdoor space of the Old Municipal Hospital
July 22, 9:30 p.m. – Psathopyrgos
July 25, 9:30 p.m. – Kaminia
“Karagiozis, the Revolutionary” – Nikos Frangopoulos
July 19, 9:30 p.m. – Romanou Square, Free admission
Theatre performance “The trip” – Amateur Theater Festival
July 18, 9:30 p.m. – Krini Open Theater
The theatre group “The Third Bell” presents the play “The trip” by Vasilis Aslanidis. It is a comedy in the sphere of the absurd that highlights social-psychological issues, sketching the characters of people who are shaped by them.
Directed by: Evdokia Stamou
Original Music: Stelios Mertikas
Performance – Recording: Ilias Gomatos
Cast: Giannis Kolesis, Dimitris Rontogiannis, Sebastiana Koutroubanou
Tickets: at the Municipal Theater, daily from 11.00 to 16:00 (Sundays closed), and on the website of the Cultural Organization www.patrasculture.gr
THE COLLINI CASE – Municipal Mobile Cinema
July 13, 9:30 p.m. – outdoor space of the Old Municipal Hospital
July 15, 9:30 p.m. – Kato Kastritsi (kindergarten courtyard)
July 18, 9:30 p.m. – OSE station, Vrachneika
The Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Patras presents the film titled ‘The Collini Case’ for its ‘Municipal Mobile Cinema’ section. This is a thriller based on the best seller novel of the same name by Ferdinand von Schirach.
In 2001, Fabrizio Collini, an Italian living in Germany, cold-bloodedly assassinates the wealthy businessman Hans Meyer. He surrenders, but refuses to speak to anyone – not even at Caspar Leinen, his appointed lawyer. Leinen, who knew Meyer and is in love with his daughter, begins to seek Colini’s motive and thus unveiling the dark secrets of his past. But he will soon find out that the man he is defending is involved in one of the biggest legal scandals in Germany.
Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, starring Franco Nero, Alexandra Maria Lara, Elias Barek
Free admission – from 20:30 with numbered entrance passes
Set up the spotlights – Music and Songs by Thanos Mikroutsikos composed for theater
July 13, 9:30 p.m.
A tribute concert in memory of Thanos Mikroutsikos, with the participation of important performers and musicians, at the Art Factory “Thanos Mikroutsikos”
Concerts – Tributes to I. Stravinsky, A. Piazzolla, F. Chopin
July 9 and 10, 2021, 9:30 p.m.
The Municipal Conservatory Week of the Festival continues with a concert dedicated to IGOR STRAVINSKY and ASTOR PIAZZOLLA on July 9 at the Old Municipal Slaughterhouses.
I. STRAVINSKY – “Italian Suite” (Pulcinella) for violin and piano
“The Soldier’s Tale” for violin, piano and clarinet
Histoire Du Tango for violin and guitar
(4) Seasons in Buenos-Ayres for string quintet
A concert with piano works (Waltz, Nocturne) by F. CHOPIN transcribed by M. TRAVLOS for a string quintet and flute, will be held at the same place on Saturday, July 10
Free entrance passes: at the Municipal Theater, daily from 11.00 to 16:00 (Sundays closed), and on the website of the Cultural Organization www.patrasculture.gr
The Real Apology of Socrates
July 9 and 12, 9:30 p.m.
A theater performance that presents one of the most important texts by the poet Kostas Varnalis, at the “Marina’s little theater”, co-producted by the ‘Michanourgeio’ Culture Center and Event Venue and the “ANTIMETRO” Theater Company.
“Seven Odes from the Hymn to Liberty” and “The Godson”
July 5, 9:30 p.m.
A concert by the Contemporary Music Orchestra of ERT, which includes the “Seven Odes from the Hymn to Liberty” by Nikolaos
Mantzaros and the operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis “O Vaftistikos'” (“The Godson”).
June 29 and 30, 2021, 9:30 p.m.
One of the most important theater works of all time, Othello by William Shakespeare, will be presented in Patras, at the “Thanos Mikroutsikos” Art Theater, directed by Emilios Cheilakis and Manolis Dounias, with Giannis Bezos as Othello.
The translation used for the play is by Dionysis Kapsalis, original music was composed by Dimitris Kamarotos. The leading actors are Giannis Bezos (Othello), Emilios Cheilakis (Iago) and Myrto Alikaki (Emilia). Brabanzio: Kostas Koronaios, Cassio: Alexandros Varthis, Desdemona: Myra Gravani. Co-stars: Konstantinos Gavalas, Chris Radanov, Manolis Dounias, Eleftheria Kontogeorgi, Nikos Tsimaras.
Tickets are available online at www.viva.gr and at the box office of the Theater 11.00 – 16.00 (except Sundays)
General admission: 20.00 €, student, unemployed, people over 65: 15.00 €
Jazz + Praxis 2021, a 3-day jazz festival
July 1, 2 and 3, 2021
For the Jazz and Praxis section of the Festival, 3 concerts are organized, and tickets are now available online on the website of the Cultural Organisation at www.patrasculture.gr via the platform www.ticketservices.gr. Tickets are also available at the Municipal Theater Fund every day from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm.
Thursday, July 1, 2021, 9.30 pm – The Blues by Thanos Mikroutsikos
Friday, July 2, 2021, 9.00 pm – G. Manolakis, N. Sidirokastritis, A. Polyzogopoulos – M. Kalkanis Group
Saturday 3 July 2021, 9.00 pm – S. Ntouvas & the G.O.A.T.S – Dhafer Youssef
Ticket prices for each concert are as follows: General admission: 10€. Unemployed, Students, people over 65 years old: 7.00 €. A ‘package’ ticket of 20€ for all three concerts is also available.
Art Workshops for Adults and Children – Registration are now open
Pre-registrations are open for the Art Workshops organized by the Cultural Organization of Patras, for adults and children, for those interested in securing their place for the winter season workshops (November 2021 – May 2022).
The children’s workshops aim at acquainting them with the visual arts, through their creative engagement with a multitude of techniques (painting, ceramics, engraving), and are split into smaller groups based on age. The workshops for adults (painting, ceramics, Byzantine iconography and art history) provide the opportunity of a specialized and systematic apprenticeship in these fields.
Information and registrations: tel. 2610-620724, or in the physical workshops, at the Old Municipal Hospital in Koryllon Square, Monday to Friday 10:00 – 13:00
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