THODORIS KOTONIAS – VIOLETA IKARI
With the ESTOUDIANTINA orchestra of NEA IONIA
Art Director: Andreas Katsigiannis
Summer nights with new songs that we are going to love and with the songs that we love and sing!
Giorgos Ntalaras together with the Estoudiantina orchestra, with which he has been collaborating closely for the past years, as well as with two very remarkable artists -the songwriter Thodoris Kotonias, and Violeta Ikari- will give a series of concerts in Greece.
In this performance, a special place is held for songs from Giorgos Ntalaras‘ latest album called ‘Erotas I Tipota’ (‘Love Or Nothing’), by the composer Giorgos Kazantzis; this includes the song ‘Sta Misa Tou Erota Vgeni O Dolofonos’ (‘The Murderer Appears Halfway Through Love’), written by Eleni Fotaki. This album has been produced with much love and passion and the audience has already reacted very positively to the new songs.
This programme proves that the great moments of singing are still based on the fruitful collaboration among the composer, the singer and, of course, the lyricist.
Meanwhile, Giorgos Ntalaras will perform songs such as ‘I Klidaries’ (‘The Door Locks’), as well as songs from the albums ‘Pes To Gia Mena’ (‘Say It For Me’) and ‘Thalassina Palatia’ (‘Sea Palaces’), from his collaborations with Giorgos Sampanis and Eleana Vrachali, Andreas Katsigiannis and Vangelis Korakakis respectively. The concert will also include the great songs that we all love and sing, from Ntalaras‘ collaborations with the most important Greek composers, poets and lyricists.
Estoudiantina, under the artistic direction of Andreas Katsigiannis, will add its own unique timbre, while Thodoris Kotonias with his ‘Klidia’ (‘Keys’) that have unlocked our souls, as well as Violeta Ikari and her impressive entrance to the world of music with the song ‘Ela Kai Ragise Ton Kosmo Mou’ (‘Come And Crack My World’) and other songs, will fill the evening with songs that we love and sing.
With the musicians:
Giorgos Papachristoudis – piano
Giorgos Matsikas – bouzouki
Andreas Katsigiannis – dulcimer
Apostolos Valaroutsos – guitar
Kostas Konstantinou – bass
Manos Grisbolakis – accordion
Nikos Samaras – trumpet, bouzouki, baglamas
Dionisis Theodosis – clarinet
Stratos Samiotis – percussion
Dimitris Gavardinas – drums
Orchestration: Giorgos Ntalaras, Giorgos Papachristoudis
Sound: Vangelis Koulouris, Antonis Zachopoulos
Lighting: Giannis Maniatakos
Production: Encore Entertainment
General admission 15 euros
Students / Unemployed / Disabled people 12 euros