Fri May 17 2024 at 08:00 pm


Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών / Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Athens, AT

Inspired and moved by the ideas of Greek philosophers and poets about the four different kinds of love (Eros, Philia, Storge and Agape), Camerata Europæa presents its program L.O.V.E., debuting a musical and cinematic journey into the known and unknown oceans of love …
Love, the crown of all virtues, is considered the foundation of goodness. In its absence, any activity becomes nullified, pointless and meaningless. The power of love transcends any temporal or geographical limitation and unites all who are bound by its energy. It has undoubtedly played a decisive role in various civilizations, it has been glorified in every form of art and praised by philosophers, writers and poets, it has been taught by the most known religions, but blood has also been shed in its name. Myths, legends, poems and plays have attempted to depict it across the centuries. Homer tells us about the love between Paris and the beautiful Helen, Plato teaches the meaning of “platonic” love, Sophocles writes in “Antigone” about the invincibility of love, Christ preaches in His Gospel about love as the supreme commandment, Shakespeare speaks about the doomed love of Romeo and Juliet, and yet Ingeborg Bachmann celebrates: “To love - to love, this is it. To love is everything”. Love is the highest virtue of all; it is deep, true and absolute. It can lift us to heaven, strengthen us, make us invulnerable. While death overshadows all the worries of life, love outlasts earthly life with an eternity of its own, and according to Goethe, “life is love, and its life-spirit”. (Maria Makraki, artistic director)
Friday, May 17, 2024, 7 pm | Megaron The Athens Concert Hall SFM | Athens, Greece
Works by Nino Rota (A Time for Us – Love Theme Romeo & Juliet),
Edvard Grieg (The Holberg Suite Op. 40),
Yann Tiersen (La Valse d’Amelie),
Melina Paxinos (Amoroso – Enigmatic Theme – Drama Theme),
Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso)
Photo-Motive: Ype Limburg, Gerald Huber
Video & Screenplay: Elle Eisner
Performance: Dimitris Stamatelopoulos, Elle Eisner
CAMERATA EUROPÆA | Jenia Manoussaki, piano | Maria Makraki, conductor
Location: Megaron The Athens Concert Hall SFM, "Giannis Marinos" Hall (Vass. Sophias & Kokkali, Omirou 8), Athens, Greece
Admission 15 € I reduced admission 10 €
Tickets at [email protected] and at the box office

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Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών / Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall, Αίθουσα Νίκος Σκαλκώτας, 115 21 Αθήνα, Ελλάδα,Athens, Greece

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