“New Light” will be performed by the Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble in the Athens Festival – June 6, 2022
My new work “NEW LIGHT” for oboe, clarinet, Horn, Harp and cello will be performed by the Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Athens Festival on 6th of June.
Conductor: Phaedra Yianellou
Greek Composers’ Union
The Greek Composers’ Union was founded 91 years ago, aiming to support and showcase contemporary composers and give voice to up-and-coming artists. This year, the Union will celebrate its 90th birthday, delayed by one year due to the pandemic, with a rich two-day tribute to Iannis Xenakis on the occasion of the 100 years since his birth. Held in collaboration with Centre Iannis Xenakis, the tribute will also feature the work of Xenakis’ Modernist teacher Olivier Messiaen; works on Ancient Drama by historical members of the Greek Composers’ Union (D. Mitropoulos, A. Evangelatos, K. Paxinou, M. Hadjidakis, Th. Antoniou, G. Kouroupos, D. Dragatakis, M. Theodorakis, and G. Sisilianos), in cooperation with the City of Athens Choir; concerts highlighting the connection between contemporary art and musical tradition featuring top-class virtuosos; plus talks and an exhibition of the Union’s archives and publications, to name but a few. A celebration of contemporary music narrating the past and looking forward to the future through a presentation of 60 musical works, 46 of which will be premiered right here!