Chania honours Mikis Theodorakis one year after his death

Chania honours Mikis Theodorakis

One year has passed today since the death of the famous music composer and fighter for democracy, Mikis Theodorakis. Chania, his father's birthplace and a place he himself loved and connected to, honoured his memory today, with the annual memorial service held at the Galata cemetery.

Present at the ceremony were the daughter of Mikis, Margarita, and members of the Theodorakis family, the general secretary of modern culture Eleni Doundoulakis, the ND MP Vassilis Digalakis, the mayors of Chania, Panagiotis Simandirakis and many others.

After the memorial prayer and the laying of flowers on his grave, a teenage choir of the Municipality of Chania under the direction of Nikos Perrakis performed works by the great composer, while the "Mikis Theodorakis" orchestra also performed songs.

The ceremony was followed by a visit to the ancestral home of the Theodorakis family in Galatas, where the creation of a museum is underway.

Chania is honouring the beloved composer with a series of events that will end on September 4 and include speeches, concerts and documentaries from his life and work.

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In the afternoon, the opening of an exhibition dedicated to Mikis was held, while his compositions will be performed by the philharmonic orchestra of the Municipality of Chania, in Giali-Tsami Square.

At 20:30 at the "Mikis Theodorakis" Theatre, in the old port of the city, the central commemorative event is scheduled.

On Saturday, September 3, a concert of the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra is organised at the Theatre of the Eastern Moat, entitled "Mikis and Crete: Symphonic Works and Songs".



On Sunday, September 4th, at the "Mikis Theodorakis" Theatre, in the Venetian Port, Kostas Kehrakos will artistically curate the concert "Mikis tells..." It is a musical performance for Mikis.

As part of the events, experiential workshops are organised for school children.

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