The group Iho Nyx pay tribute to the late Antonis Vardis, performing Antonis’ much-loved songs and compositions over the span of his forty-year career.
Date: Saturday 11 March
Start time: 7.00 pm
Venue: St. George Bank Auditorium 4 Montgomery Street Kogarah
Greek Music with a classic twist
A concert featuring some of the best string players in Sydney, together with some of the best musicians from the Greek music scene. The result is a ten-piece ensemble which will leave audiences spellbound. The program offers a selection of Greek songs, both classic and contemporary, all arranged by George Doukas.
Date: Friday 24 March
Start time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Factory Theatre 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
Ticket: $30 + booking fee
Booking details: 9550 3666 or www.factorytheatre.com.au
Apodimi Compania: From Thrace to Crete
Direct from Greece! Apodimi Compania offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the musical flowering of rural Greece with its various regional styles of folk music, together with the twentieth-century urban rebetika, often called "the Greek Blues". The group performs both styles of music on a variety of traditional instruments, including the violin, six-stringed bouzouki, tzouras, baglamas, banjo, guitar, oud and lute, as well as vocals.
Date: Sunday 9 April
Start time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Bankstown Sports, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown
Ticket: $35 + booking fee
Booking details: 9722 9888 or www.bankstownsports.com/greek-festival
Music from the Greek islands and Asia Minor
The Aegean Quartet from Sydney is set to hit the stage with an exciting event presenting music and songs from the Greek islands and Asia Minor.
Date: Friday 21 April
Start time: 7.30 pm
Venue: St George Bank Auditorium, 4 Montgomery Street Kogarah
Language: Greek & English
Canto General and popular Greek songs
The Greek Festival of Sydney returns to City Recital Hall for another huge festival finale. This year’s concert, conducted by George Ellis, celebrates the music of iconic Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, best known for his theme to Zorba the Greek. His work, both classical and popular, draws on the rich musical heritage of his homeland. Vocalists Livia Brash and Hayden Barrington combine with Sydney Philharmonia Choir to perform Theodorakis’ vibrant oratorio, Canto General. Performed in Spanish and based on Chilean Nobel-laureate Pablo Neruda’s book of poems, Canto General is an epic history of South America. The tempo rises in the concert’s second half as special guest, Greek vocalist Dimitris Basis performs laika tragoudia – ‘popular songs’ by Theodorakis, celebrating life and love.
Date: Friday 28 April
Start time: 7.30 pm
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney
Ticket: From $50
Booking details: 8256 2222 or www.cityrecitalhall.com
Language: Greek and Spanish
A fundraiser with food, dancing and live music by special guest Dimitris Basis.
Date: Friday 5 May
Start time: 7PM
Venue: The Grand Roxy Level 1, 128 The Grand Pde, Brighton-Le-Sands
Ticket: From $140