Join us in this diverse hybrid of concert - storytelling and lets travel 100 years back in time, to explore together the enigma of Anatolia. Listen to some rare songs from Minor Asia, that will unfold, infront of your eyes, a piece of greek tradition as it has been digested by us, two modern Athenian musicians. In the meantime, we will have the opportunity to share with you the historical background of the area and era through stories. This way we hope you get a clearer view, of how modern Greece has evolved over time. As soon as we meet we will head for our home and our terrace, where our concert will be hosted. During your experience, you will have the opportunity to enjoy our music and stories in a beautiful terrace of a house that has had it's own -and relative to the context- history. Ιn 1940's our house it was used as refugee's home. The music we are playing is the heritage left by those greek refugees that lived in this and other houses of the neighborhood. Since you will be at our place, there's no other way for us, except to offer you a cheese platter, fruits and some wine! In rainy or cold days the experience is transfered downstairs to our cozy living room. If you wish a date that is not currently available, do not hesitate to contact me. This way you can set your desired time schedule and combine it with your walk at Stavros Niarchos Foundation at your own pace!
I recall traditional melodies from Asia Minor as my childhood's grandma's lullabies at nights. Afterwards I studied this music (kemençe, bendir, singing) and fell in love with it's simple nature. Although, I was also -and still am- involved with traditional music of other Greek areas, my ancestry keeps me close bonded with these particular songs. On the other hand, Orestis is a professional, classically trained, guitarist with concerts in various halls of Athens, awards and all those fancy staff, but -and most importantly- he is a musician who deeply respects those songs from Asia Minor and reflects them today with new substance from his point of view. Together as a duo we are always on the move and preform regularly
Chesse platter with 4 greek cheeses, breadsticks and a plate of seasonal fruits.
We will have our concert and dining experience in our terrace (or inside if it's raining or cold), but first we will meet at Stavros Niarchos Foundation. So be prepared. Fit your walk at the foundation and the park before or after our experience, it worths the time!
Terrace Concert at Local's Home