Dance at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall
January 10 and 11, 2004
Dance, an art closely related to that of music, could not be absent from the programme of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, which brings to the city some of the greatest dancers and an magnificent Ballet. The performances begin in November 2003 with the Ballet of Munich State Theatre that presents two grand choreographies. Following, one of the most famous ballet dancers, Vladimir Malakhov, comes to Thessaloniki in January 2004, after a series of performances at the Athens Concert Hall. In April, Astor Piazolla's operetta Maria de Buenos Aires travels us into the magic world of tango.
January 10 and 11, 2004
Malakhov & Friends Christmas Gala
The Dancer of the Century, Vladimir Malakhov, very popular to Greece, gives -along with famous dancers- two special performances.
April 3 and 4 2004
Maria de Buenos Aires: Astor Piazolla' operetta
Choreography: Riccardo Barrios
Sets-costumes: Damiano Nardin, Roberto Innocente
Singers: Milva, Daniel Bonilla Torres, Jose Angel Trelles
Dancers: Riccardo Barrios, Marina Fuhr, Jessica Edith Lull, Emiliano Alberto Fernandez
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
The construction of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall was the solution for the people of Thessaloniki's need for a venue that will house not only cultural, but also various events. The purpose was to create a modern cultural and conference centre, equal to the European ones that could organize a wide range of events: concerts, ballet, opera and theatre performances, various cultural exhibitions and conferences.
The Thessaloniki Concert Hall was inaugurated in January 2, 2000. The programme of the opening concert was quite rich. The first part included traditional Greek music from various areas, music from other Balkan countries and modern Greek folk music. In the second part, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, conducted by Emir Saulm, interpreted works by Camille Saint-Saens, Manos Hadjidakis and Manolis Kalomiris. Soloists were Yiannis Vakarelis and Sonia Theodoridou. In the next day, the Orchestra of Colours, conducted by Miltos Logiadis, gave another concert, accompanied by Domna Evnouchidou. It interpreted works by C. W. Gluck, W. A. Mozart and M. Hadjidakis.
The Concert Hall began its regular events in May 2000. Its operation is expected to contribute in the cultural, social and economic development of the city of Thessaloniki. The ability to present most important cultural events and accommodate significant international symposia and exhibition turned Thessaloniki into a cultural centre.