Saturday, June 15 2024

Celebrate The New Year With ERTFLIX International

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The international version of ERTFLIX welcomes 2024 with festive content including concerts, Greek short and feature films as well as the magnificent party of the new year’s eve of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

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New Year’s Eve Party at the SNFCC

Watch exclusively the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s festive event for welcoming 2024!

The New Year’s Eve program opens  with African-Greek Idra Kayne in a spectacular music show, which she will present together with her 10-member band. A musical journey through the epoch-making disco, soul, hip hop and R&B hits from the ’80s to the present day. From the mesmerizing Donna Summer and the glamorous Dianna Ross to the extraordinary Whitney Houston and our contemporary Dua Lipa, and from the prolific Mary J. Blige to Gorillaz, Eminem and Jay-Z, we will dance and sing out loud to welcome a bright and promising 2024.

ERT National Symphony Orchestra – Papageno’s Holidays

A musical performance inspired by Mozart’s Magic Flute

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) presents in the Stavros Niarchos Hall the musical performance Papageno’s Holidays, a collaboration of the ERT National Symphony Orchestra with the librettist Sofianna Theofanous under the musical direction of Michalis Oikonomou, directed by Vasilis Mavrogeorgiou.

After being trapped for centuries in the Egyptian heat and dust, Papageno and Papagena decide to rebel! This year, they will celebrate Christmas for the first time, dress up in their new coats, put on their thick socks and black boots, take their camera and go to Austria, the Alps and Rovaniemi to enjoy the cold. They will send us postcards to tell us if the escape to the snow was everything they dreamed of! Did they get to ski, try Gluwein, meet Santa Claus or did the cold get to them? We will find out on Christmas day!

The Magic Flute, a work full of symbolism, continues to this day to move young and old, as Mozart’s melodic music reaches a wide audience, while at the same time being a study for connoisseurs of the genre.

Script: Sofianna Theofanous

ERT National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Michalis Economou

Directed by: Vasilis Mavrogeorgiou

Dionysis Savvopoulos: I was born in Thessaloniki

Dionysis Savvopoulos’ January 2023 performance at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall is broadcast for the first time!

” This evening’s program is based on the idea of two of our most important composers and orchestrators of the younger generation: Antonis Sousamoglou and Lazaros Tsavdaridis, who wished to re-compose, in a way, and transcribe in symphonic form, the music from well-known songs of mine. I wish to thank them. They’re the unsung co-stars of this evening. They wrote my songs again, in their own rich staff, but also in my heart. So here we are on the stage of Megaron, with a full symphony orchestra and a mixed choir. My beloved Fotis Siotas and Katerina Polemi will sing with me. Singers and musicians alike, we have Miltos Logiadis as our conductor and we feel happy about it.”

This is how Dionysis Savvopoulos describes his one-night performance at the ‘’Alexandra Trianti’’ Hall of Megaron, by the title “I Was Born in Salonica”, which was first presented in Thessaloniki, in the context of the 2022 Heptapyrgion Festival, and produced by the Cultural Center Central Macedonia Region with an orchestra and the Choir of The City of Thessaloniki.

It is now presented in a revised and supplemented version, with the participation of ERT’s National Symphony Orchestra and the Athens City Choir, for the people of Athens to set sail on this two-hour musical journey along with Dionysis Savvopoulos.

Song: Dionysis Savvopoulos, Katerina Polemi, Fotis Siotas

Οrchestrations: Antonis Sousamoglou, Lazaros Tsavdaridis

With the City of Athens Choir – Αrtistic coordination: Stavros Mperis and ERT Symphony Orchestra – Αrtistic coordination: Miltos Logiadis

Christmas Concert by ERT National Symphony Orchestra,

Prerecorded concert of the ERT National Symphony Orchestra, held at the Athens Concert Hall on Monday, December 18, 2023. The ERT National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michalis Economou, presents Christmas melodies, popular pieces, hymns, and traditional carols in the annual festive concert.

GREEK CINEMA

In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry, directed by Giorgos Panousopoulos

What magic happens on an uncharted island somewhere in the Aegean? Two unsuspecting foreigners, a French MEP, and a young economist, arrive by boat in idyllic Armenaki and come into contact with the uncommon lifestyle and subversive moral values of its inhabitants. Money is old-fashioned and not only… No banks, no streets, no cars, no rooms to let. There they will meet the erratic teacher (Babis Hatzidakis) and the exuberant widow of the island (Foteini Tsakiri); they will surrender to the vortex of love and this seductive place, which can change people’s lives forever.

The Fruit Trees of Athens, directed by Nikos Panagiotopoulos

What does Budapest have to do with Syngrou Avenue and sweet figs with Kolonaki and Neapoli? Faliro is the blessed place of the city, with pomegranates, jujube and tangerines. On the coastal road you can find prickly pears and all over Athens scattered mulberry trees.  The best way to get to know the city is to walk through it, like our hero (Nikos Kouris). At every step he discovers the sounds, aromas and flavors of Athens, tastes all its fruits and meets the most unlikely characters in his wanderings. His guide on these routes is the author of the story (Lefteris Vogiatzes) who accompanies his hero at every step…

 

The Gift of the Magi, directed by Ismene Daskarolis

Della is a young woman with limited income who is determined to get a gift for her partner on Christmas Eve. To achieve this, she decides to sell her hair. However, in the end, her sacrifice may prove to be in vain. First Prize – Audience Award for Best Short Film 2015 Micro m  Film  Festival.