Open dress rehearsals
Camerata on period instruments
20 December 2011, 23 January, 27 March & 22 April 2012 *
The Camerata opens up its dress rehearsals to school groups!
Enjoy the unique experience of attending a dress rehearsal by one of Greece’s top orchestras. The musicians of the Camerata and the internationally-celebrated conductor, George Petrou, are your guides around the magical world of classical music. Talk to the maestro and the musicians, learn about the masterpieces they are rehearsing, see what an orchestral rehearsal is like from close up, get to know the different musical instruments and—why not?—even have a go at playing one. Enjoy the unique sound of the orchestra and the superb acoustics of the Main Stage at the Onassis Cultural Centre.
Given a more friendly face, classical music is accessible to all students, who are treated to a unique interactive experience.
On Tuesday, December 20, the period instruments of the Camerata, an exceptional group of soloists specializing in Handel, and the Athens Municipal Choir, in their third collaboration with the orchestra, breathe new life into the Messiah, a timeless masterpiece which conveys the Christmas message like no other.
On Monday, 23 January, Vivaldi’s ever-popular Four Seasons, performed by the Camerata’s soloists on period instruments, meet John Corigliano’s Oscar-winning music for The Red Violin, performed by the virtuosic Yorgos Demertzis.
On Tuesday, 27 March, the miracle that was Vienna in the late 18th and early 19th century: four composers who would leave an indelible mark on the history of music were irresistibly drawn to the glorious Austrian capital and its unparalleled musical life. The Viennese fortepiano, copies of early 19th-century brass and the gut strings and classical bows of the orchestra under the baton of Myron Michailidis all bring us closer to the magical sounds that inspired some of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time.
On Sunday, 22 April, Periklis Koukos, Giorgos Koumentakis and Dimitris Papadimitriou engage in a musical conversation with Lully, Rameau and Gluck. Three impressive dance suites from operas premiered in the fairytale baroque of 18th-century Paris alternating with première performance of new works commissioned from these three leading Greek composers for the Camerata on period instruments.
creditsThe programme will be staged by the Camerata’s conductor, George Petrou, and the orchestra's musicians.
schoolchildren aged 9-18
T: 213 017 8004
Ms Myrto Lavda