To mark the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, the Greek Community of NSW are presenting a concert ‘Tsitsanis, Hatzidakis, Xarchakos, Theodorakis’ with songs of revolution, liberation and empowerment created over several decades by four great composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Vassilis Tsitsanis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos and Mikis Theodorakis.
The concert will feature, as soloist, international artist Dimitris Basis, together with a Greek band, a symphony orchestra and a choir, under the direction of conductor George Ellis.
Dimitris Basis will bring these great composers’ music to life in the grandeur of concert halls throughout Australia.
“I feel very lucky to be able to once again travel to Australia, especially in a year that is so important for Greek people. To be able to celebrate 200 years of freedom through the music of these incredible composers is truly humbling," Basis said.
The concert will be performed in six Australian cities during the months of May and June, kicking off in Perth on the 7th of May, before travelling to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin.
Australian audiences have embraced Dimitris Basis warmly in the past and there is great anticipation for these performances. These concerts champions works written by some of Greece’s greatest composers while celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.
This event is presented under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee.
The touring schedule of 'Tsitsanis, Hatzidakis, Xarchakos, Theodorakis':
- Friday May 7 – Perth Concert Hall | Perth
- Friday May 14 – City Recital Hall | Sydney
- Friday May 28 – Adelaide Town Hall | Adelaide
- Saturday May 29 – Melbourne Recital Centre | Melbourne
- Friday June 4 – QPAC | Brisbane
- Wednesday June 9 – Darwin Entertainment Centre | Darwin