Tag: Mikis Theodorakis

AUSTRALIAN TOUR: New tickets released; older Greek generation nostalgic for Stelios Kazantzidis and songs of their youth 5

AUSTRALIAN TOUR: New tickets released; older Greek generation nostalgic for Stelios Kazantzidis and songs of their youth

“We are witnessing something heartwarming: first and second generation Greek Australians are buying tickets for their migrant parents and grandparents so their may relive their fondest memories as young migrants when they used to party till the early hours, dancing to Kazantzidis, Dionisiou, Mitropanos , Vaskopoulos…!. To respond to the demand we have released new tickets” said a spokesperson for Giant Entertainment.

George Ellis

Conductor George Ellis’ Olympic Glory

For Greek-Australian conductor and composer, George Ellis, there aren’t too many accomplishments that come close to plying his trade at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – and it’s not hard to understand why as he retells his story on the Ouzo Talk podcast.

Costas Cacoyannis Cyprus composer violin

Costas Cacoyannis, Cyprus’ Most Prolific Composer

In Cyprus, the work of Cacoyannis is everywhere. One can barely go to the cinemas or switch on the TV without hearing his music. Greek City Times speaks to this incredibly talented man, to learn more about his fascinating journey to becoming one of Cyprus’s most prolific composers.