Greece 21: TSITSANIS, HATZIDAKIS, XARCHAKOS, THEODORAKIS: Songs of liberation by Greece’s four great composers

May 29

The Greek Community of Melbourne, in celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, is proud to present: Tsitsanis, Hatzidakis, Xarchakos, Theodorakis: Songs of liberation by Greeceā€™s four great composers. Being performed at Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday 29 May by international vocalist, Dimitris Bassis, and conductor, George Ellis, directing a symphony orchestra.
The concert honours the way that music and song have inspired Hellenes to struggle for a better world while also honouring those who have given up their lives for the cause. We are presenting a concert 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, and symphony orchestra, under the direction of conductor George Ellis.