In times of upheaval and chaos,music and song have inspired Greek people to struggle for a better world and to honour those who have given their lives for a cause. This year we are celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 which saw many Hellenes and Philhellenes put their lives at risk for their beliefs, for freedom, and for democracy.
To honour this the Greek Community of Melbourne would like to present the next event in our yearlong Greece21 program: ‘Tsitsanis, Hatzidakis, Xarchakos, Theodroakis: Songs of liberation by Greece’s four great composers being held on May 29th at the Melbourne Recital Centre (31 Sturt Street, Southbank), this concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.
The concert presents songs of struggle, liberation, and empowerment by Vassilis Tsitsanis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos and Mikis Theodorakis, featuring international artist Dimitris Basis, a Greek band and a symphony orchestra directed by George Ellis.
Tickets for the event go on sale Friday April 16th: https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2021/songsofliberation/
The event is part of the Greek Community of Melbourne's yearlong Greece21 Bicentenary Program.
The event was auspiced by the Greece21 committee. Supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Multicultural Commission, The City of Melbourne, the Greek precinct of Melbourne, Delphi Bank, and Neos Kosmos.