Heraklion Cultural Events 2009


Heraklion Cultural Events Summer 2009

The programme of events “Heraklion – summer 2009” is characterized by the variety and quality of shows hosted and the great diversity of the suggested events.

54 out of the 95 events of the Festival that begun in July 6th, take place under the curation and financial support of the Heraklion Municipality, thus offered to the public with free entrance.

Heraklion Cultural Events in August 2009

Saturday 1 August, Manos HadjidakisTheatre:

«Persephone» by Giannis Ritsos

The dramatic monologue from Giannis’ Ritsos poem “the Fourth Dimension” is performed by Olia Lazaridou. The musician Giorgos Markopoulos is also participating. Curator Giorgos Biniaris.Free Entrance

Sunday 2 August, Karabelas beach, area of Talos :

Municipality of Heraklion Hosts “Iakintheia”

The Cretan shepherds from Anogia on Mount Ida together with African shepherds (Tuareg) bring us their ancient customs and culture, with cheese creation, dances and songs. Free Entrance

Sunday 2 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion

Musical Workshop “Labyrinth” the “Music of the World” Concert, with Derya Turkan and Ugur Isik. Free Entrance

Monday 3 August & Tuesday 4 August, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

The Art Company “5th Season” presents the theatrical play: “The Threepenny Opera” by Berthold Brecht, directed by Themis Moumoulidis, with Kariofyllia Karambeti, Stelios Mainas etc.

Tuesday 4 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion

Musical Workshop “Labyrinth” the Asian Roots in the heart of Europe, with the great Hungarian Singer MARTA SEBESTYEN. Free Entrance

Wednesday 5 August, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Concert with Dimitris Papadimitriou and Foteini Darra .

Thursday 6 August, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Concert with the group “Megali Ellada”. Songs and dances from the Greek-speaking villages of Kalabria in southern Italy.

 Thursday 6 August, Heraklion town

Cretan Kantada. With the Pan-Cretan Club of Artists of Cretan Music, the Cretan Association of Chorus Teachers and independent Cretan bands, and known artists. In the city’s streets and pedestrian roads

Tuesday 11 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion

Concert “The Phonetic Art of Bulgaria” by the Musical Workshop “Labyrinth”. With Tsvetanka Varimezona ,Ivan Varimezov ,Georgi Petrov. Free Entrance

 Wednesday 12 August, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Concert with the lyra player Michalis Tzouganakis

Thursday 13 August, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Theatrical play with the acclaimed Russian National Theatre of Caucasian People “The Flying Tsars”

Monday 17 August and Tuesday 18 August, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

The Company Cultural Expression presents the theatrical play “Thesmoforiazouses” by Aristophanes. Directed by Nikos Charalampous. Cast: Vassilis Tsivilikas, Giorgos Konstantinou.

Wednesday 19 August, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Concert with Hainides, traditional music of Crete.

 Friday 21 August, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

The Magical whirligig presents a play for children: Sitos Sitarakis – This Big Little One.

Saturday 22 August, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

«VIVI» group presents the theatrical play “Perses” by Aeschylus directed by Tilemachos Moudatsakis. Free Entrance

Sunday 23 August, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Jazz Concert with the Hungarian Band DJABE . Free Entrance

Monday 24 August, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Theatrical Play: “Bacches” directed by Nikos Charalampous, with Maria Tzombanaki, Michalis Kalambokis etc. 

Tuesday 25 August, Municipality Building (Kallergi Square)

Concert with Christos Leontis. Tribute to Giannis Ritsos, with Miltos Paschalidis, Pantelis Theocharidis and Sofia Papazoglou. Municipality Building (Kallergoi Square) Free Entrance

Wednesday 26 August & Thursday 27 August, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Theatrical Play, Lysistrate by Aristophanes, directed by Thymios Karakatsanis, with Thymios Karakatsanis and Stathis Psaltis.

 Wednesday 26 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion

Parallel Event: concert of Music from the Renaissance with the musical band Avlos. Free Entrance

Thursday 27 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion

Musical Workshop Labyrinth – “The Tradition of Alevi from Anatolia and the art of Sazi” with Erdal Erzincam ,Mercan Erzincan. Chamili Plateia, Free Entrance

Friday 28 August, Bethlehem Bastion ( Municipal Cinema)

Event of Logos and Music with Professor George Grammatikakis: Discussions with Light. Musical Improvisations: Giorgos Kiourtsoglou, David Lyhch, Odisseas Grammatikakis. Theatrical Performance by Eva Psillakis. Free Entrance

 Saturday 29 August, Bethlehem Bastion (Municipal Cinema)

Tribute to Composer Giannis Markopoulos, with Korina Legaki, Manos Papadakis, Giannis Kassotakis and 5group band. Free Entrance

Saturday 29 August, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert, Tribute to Vassilis Tsitsanis, with the Mixed Choirs of Heraklion and Giannitsa. Free Entrance

Sunday 30 August, Municipality Building (Kallergoi Square)

Musical Theatrical Performance with the Belgian group «LIOUBLIOU»: a musical theatrical play based on Chekhov’s plays, with 3 sax, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists and one actor. Free Entrance

Sunday 30 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion (Municipal Cinema)

Singing Recital with Kira Labraki . Free Entrance

 Monday 31 August, Vitouri Gate – Venetian Walls of Heraklion (Municipal Cinema)

“15 years without Manos” Concert with the Mixed Chorus of Heraklion Municipality, with L. Hadjigeorgiou, G Hintirakis, N. Avataggelos. Directed by G. Kiagidakis, Free Entrance

Monday 31 August, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Homage to Kostas Frangoulis with Musical Bands and Dancing Groups. Part of his works and biographical reports. Free Entrance

Heraklion Cultural Events in September 2009

Tuesday 1 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert of Lounge Music with Dimitris Koukos and Giannis Sabrovalakis. Free Entrance

Wednesday 2 September, St Marc Basilica

An evening of Classic Greek Songs by K and M Sfakianaki, with Giannis Idomeneos, Myrto Georgiadou and Victoria Manolidou. Piano: Dimitris Giakas. Presented by Marielli Sfakianaki. Free Entrance

Wednesday 2 September, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Concert with Alkinoos Ioannidis

Thursday 3 September – Bethlehem Bastion

Concert with the Music Band “Nostimon Imar”, Mickis Theodorakis “The Evangelist of the Romiosini”. Free Entrance

Thursday 3 September, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Tribute to Asia Minor. “Ode to Asia Minor”, by Dimitris Theodosakis, from the Association of Minor Asians of Crete “Agios Polykarpos”. Free Entrance

Friday 4 September, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Concert of Traditional Music with Michalis Fragiadakis “ Sound Gate”.

Saturday 5 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Theatrical Play “The Philosopher Ksanthos and his Servant, Aesopus” by Guilherme Figueiredo, directed by Faidon Georgitsis. Free Entrance

Sunday 6 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert of Greek and Traditional Music with Giorgos Manolakis.“An unforgettable experience full of colors and sounds, by the virtuoso of stringed instruments, Giorgos Manolakis.” With Zaharioudakis Giorgos, Papadakis Manos and more.

Monday 7 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

A meeting of Ecological Theatre

The Theatre OMMA Studio meets the Galanty show by the Turk Cengiz Ozek.

Tuesday 8 September Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert with Aris Garoufallis – Theodoros Kerkezos and the Sax Orchestra of the Municipality of Pireus. Free Entrance

Wednesday 9 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert with clarinet and Piano, with Dionyssis Grammenos and Eleni Nikolaidou.Free Entrance

Thursday 10 September, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre

Concert with Maria Farantouri.

Friday 11 September, Nikos KazantzakisTheatre,

Association of Meramveliotes of Heraklion Municipality
Musical – Dancing Acts. Free Entrance

Saturday 12 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert of Greek Music, with the music band “Armos”.

 Sunday 13 September, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Association of Alatsatianes of Heraklion
Musical Tribute to Ionia “Wake up Asia Minor and listen…A feast is organized by your children for you …” Free Entrance

Monday 14 September, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Pandora’s box, Concert with Nena Venetsanou and Giannis Idomeneos. Also with them, musicians Manos Avarakis (harmonica and flute) , Vivi Gkeka (mandolin), Stavros Agianniotis (classic guitar), Solis Barki (percussion).

Tuesday 15 September, St Marc Basilica.

Recital of Piano and Singing with Michalis Aggelakis and Orjan Hartveit (tenor). Free Entrance

Wednesday 16 September, Manos Hadjidakis Theatre

“Plural Number”, Poems by Kiki Dimoula and music by Nikos Ksanthoulis. Performed by Sofia Michailidi – Recitation by Kiki Dimoula.

Thursday 17 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert with the musical band “Nostimon Imar”. “Ritsos and the Poets’ Club”. . Free Entrance

Friday 18 September, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Traditional, folk and modern Greek Songs, with the Choirs “Ionia Aidon”, “Taksidiotes tis Paradosis” and “Artemisia”. Free Entrance

Saturday 19 September, St Marc Basilica

Recital of Piano with Panagiotis Gogou playing pieces of Mozart ,Schubert ,Brahms etc. Free Entrance

Saturday 19 September, Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre

Concert with Thanassis Papakonstantinou

Sunday 20 September, St Marc Basilica

Concert of Lounge Music for cello and piano with Dimitris Gouzios and Lily Dakka. Free Entrance

Monday 21 September, Manos Hadjidakis Theatre

Electra “A Study under the Lights” Songs and Music for a small orchestra and choir with the Team “Hroes” in music by Dimitris Sfakianakis. Free Entrance

Tuesday 22 September, Manos Hadjidakis Theatre

Jazz Concert with Soren Hansen.

Wednesday 23 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Recital for Piano and Classic Guitar with Nikos Katsarakis and Evgenia Psaroudakis. Free Entrance

Thursday 24 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Concert with the Guitar quartet “Fragkiskos Leontaritis” in works of Hadjidakis, Granados and more. Free Entrance

Friday 25 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Theatrical play for kids “Irene” by Aristophanes, with Morfes Theatre, directed by Gianna Kefala.

Saturday 26 September, Manos HadjidakisTheatre

Theatrical Play “The Wedding Bed “by Jan de Hartog, Morfes Theatre, directed by Gianna Kefala.

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