Parklife | Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir - Dark side of the Moon – 50 Year Anniversary - Εικόνα

Pink Floyd released the album Dark side of the Moon in March 1973, ushering in the post-Syd Barrett stage of their career, and delivering an album that has sold more than 45 million copies and is rightfully considered a classic. From the iconic album cover by Hipgnosis to its still fresh and relevant songs, such as “Money,” “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “Us and Them,” the Dark Side of the Moon continues to surprise and inspire, giving rise to new covers and remakes.

Thus, the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, in co-operation with the SNFCC, present an unexpected live concert visiting the “Symphonic Side of the Moon.” In an orchestration by Achilleas Wastor, choir preparation by Michalis Papapetrou, and under the conducting of Stathis Soulis, one of the most influential albums of all time is presented in a symphonic version, inviting us all to rediscover it from the beginning.

Aphrodite Patοulidou, soprano
Dimitris Tsaκas, saxophone

Orchestration: Achilleas Wastor
Choir Preparation: Michalis Papapetrou
Musical Direction: Stathis Soulis

The Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1938 and covers the classical Greek and foreign repertoire. It has performed works by major Greek and foreign composers, conductors and researchers, in recordings, live radio and television broadcasts, as well as concerts in Athens and the Greek provinces. The Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra has been conducted by numerous Greek and foreign guest maestros, as well as by internationally acclaimed composers, including: Dimitris Mitropoulos, Miltiades Karydis, Yehudi Menuhin, et al. It has also collaborated with world renowned soloists, including: Gina Bachauer, José Carreras, Agnes Baltsa, Montserrat Caballé, Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, to name but a few. It has appeared in many festivals across the globe, and is regarded as one of Greece’s most dynamic, well-rounded and vigorous symphonic ensembles.

Nontas Filippas

Edlira Strakosha
Migen Selmani
Sultana Alti
Anastasios Gratsias
Theodoros Lykouropoulos
Ioannis Tziotis
Ioannis Lapatsanis
Athanasia Prasidi
Georgia Tsolaki
Konstantinos Bourandas
Pericles Timplalexis
Eleanna Stratou
Elena Salenkova

George Panagiotopoulos
Kitty Vardami
Yorgos Krommydas
Foivos Filippas
Harry Kiouloglou
Vasilis Martzelis
Nikos Zagourakis
Dimitra Dasi
Giannis Aigyptiadis
Kostas Karitzis
Elias Gyftonikolos
Katerina Prodani 

Ioannis Stratakis
Lindita Nina
Konstantina Amarantidou
Ioannis Romanos
Evangelos Karafantis
Panagiotis Arapoglou
Antonis Manias
Giorgos Giakoumis
Haris Gitsios
Ariona Mucai

Claire Demeulenaere
Alexandros Botinis
Marsela Bassiou
Giorgos Lialiotis
Christina Kolovou
Vangelis Nina
Elli Filippou 

Periklis Chalmoukis
Elina Haidopoulou
Vangelis Zografos
Theodoros Lazarou
Haris Mermigas
Alexandros Mironenko

Melina Makri
Nikolaos Dimitratos
Victoria Kyriakidi 

Spyridon Kontos
Katerina Kopsida
Haritini Desylla 

Angelos Politis
Kostas Gatsios
Christos Ginos

Vasilios Priovolos
Panagiotis Koularmanis
Nikolaos Roxanas

Antonis Lagos
Evangelia Lagou
Angelos Michail 

Dionysis Kokkolis
Sotiris Pepelas

Giorgos Krimberis
Dimitris Petsas
Kostas Alexandris

Anastasios Myronis

Christos Liatsos

Michalis Diakogiorgis
Fotis Kollias
Dimitris Kontos
Ioanna Panagopoulou
Beatriki Alithinou
Stefanos Psaradakis 

Lilia Esipova

Achilleas Wastor

Eleni Keventzidou 

The Greek Radio Choir was founded in 1977 by then director of the national broadcaster's Third Radio Program Manos Hadjidakis, featuring Antonis Kontogeorgiou as its main conductor. Its repertoire — more than 1,000 works — covers a wide range of periods, composers and musical idioms of up to the 21st century, Greek choir pieces and numerous operas. Under the general direction of Mikis Theodorakis, the Choir gave a host of concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Tunisia, USA, Canada, Finland, and elsewhere. In 2004, it participated in the opening ceremony of the Athens Summer Olympic Games, and in 2007 it appeared at the ancient theater of Epidaurus, at Polytheater in Beijing, and at the Frankfurt Opera House. It has collaborated with all of the Greek orchestras, as well as the most prominent foreign ones, and with numerous highly acclaimed Greek and foreign maestros.

Anastasia Angelopoulou, Despina Vafea, Stavroula Giannakopoulou, Maria Zavitsa, Li Hian Ok, Sofia Lekatsa, Elli Mouchtari

Kostas Zambounis, Giorgos Kyriazis, Loukas Panourgias, Daniel Stankovic, Yannis Finas, Panagiotis Finas

Maria Vlachopoulou, Kleoniki Demiri, Sofia Petridi, Eva Revidi, Maria Tanaya, Antonia Tzitzika, Kyriaki Trochani, Anna Filandrianou

Panagiotis Zavitsas, Joseph Ketentzian, Kostas Mavrogenis, Elias Rode, Lefteris Toumaras

One of the up-and-coming maestros of his generation, Stathis Soulis began studying music at the age of four. He studied at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University (specialization: orchestra conducting under Miltos Logiadis). He has collaborated with numerous ensembles and organizations: Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra, Ionian University Orchestra, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Contemporary Music Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Greek National Opera, Athens Concert Hall, Athens Epidaurus Festival. In addition, he conducted chamber music ensembles at the International Congress ICMC / SMC (Onassis Stegi), and collaborated with ARTéfacts ensemble – Ventus ensemble. Since 2019, he has been collaborating with the Greek National Opera and has conducted the productions of Simon Boccanegra, 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, and the oratorio Axion Esti by Mikis Theodorakis, as well as the productions My Fair Lady and Into the Woods for the GNO Alternative Stage.

Thursday 28/07 | 21.00

Free admission 

The concert is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).


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