The “Music of the World” concert series, in its 8th cycle, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The “Music of the World” concert series, in its 8th cycle, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
07 DECEMBER 2009

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is the exclusive supporter of this year/s 8th cycle of the “Music of the World” concerts that have been organized by the Greek Composers’ Union in co-operation with the Goethe Institute in Athens

The concert cycle, which began in November 2009, will run through to May 2010 under the artistic direction of Mr Thodoros Antoniou, President of the Greek Composers’ Union. The concerts featuring works from Greek, German and other internationally renowned composers, will be performed by the Hellenic Ensemble of Contemporary Music. 

Dates for the concerts’ program are as follows: 
11/12/2009 Tribute to Claus Steffen Mahnkopf 
12/10/2009 Tribute to Lukas Foss 
01/21/2010 Old and New Tendencies 
03/04/2010 Myth and Dream 
04/28/2010 Federico Garcia Lorca 
05/03/2010 Tribute to Dimitri Mitropoulos 

All the concerts will be held at the Goethe Institute located at 14-16 Omirou Str., Athens, and will commence at 20:30. Admission is free to the general public. Founded in 1931, the Greek Composers Union’s objective was to protect and promote the creation of Greek music, both in Greece and internationally. Past members have included distinguished Greek composers such as Manolis Kalomiris, Ioannis Xenakis and Dimitris Mitropoulos. The Greek Composers Union organizes concerts and Pan-Hellenic composition competitions in addition to contemporary music workshops for young composers. It also promotes the release of CDs and the publication of the bi-monthly magazine “Polytonon”, which promotes the work of Greek composers to countries abroad.