The week kicks off at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus beneath the Acropolis, where celebrated Greek composer Mimis Plessas, aged 99, will be honoured. Plessas, renowned as a prolific creator across genres including cinema, theatre, jazz, opera, and classical music, will be joined by esteemed artists and the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra.

Athens’ Concert Scene Gears Up for a Spectacular Week 1

In another musical highlight, Nefeli Fasouli will perform at the Peiraios 260 annexe on Monday and Tuesday as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival, presenting her latest jazz album, “Phases” with the Nefeli Fasouli Quintet.

London’s prestigious Philharmonia Orchestra, led by principal conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, will grace the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on Tuesday evening. The orchestra will feature the electrifying violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in what promises to be a captivating performance.

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali perform Mahler: Symphony No.2 (Resurrection) (Mari Eriksmoen soprano and Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano) in the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday, 8 June 2022. Photo by Mark Allan

World Music Day on Friday will witness 13-year-old piano prodigy Elisey Mysin’s debut in Greece at the Herodes Atticus Odeon. Accompanied by the ERT National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Michalis Economou, Mysin will showcase Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, complemented by vocal contributions from the ERT Choir in pieces by Tchaikovsky and Borodin.

Elisey Mysin
This vibrant lineup underscores Athens’ enduring appeal as a cultural hotspot, offering a diverse array of musical experiences to captivate audiences throughout the week.