Monday 28 March 2022
In the context of the Cosmos concert series, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center explores the various manifestations of minimalist music and its influences, as these are evidenced in cinema, concert halls and clubs all over the world.
Following the concert of the Philip Glass Ensemble last December, and shortly before the concert of Christian Löffler with Ergon Ensemble, which was postponed for April 4, the Culture Center welcomes Dustin O’Halloran at the Stavros Niarchos Hall.
On Monday, March 28, at 20:30, the Emmy-awarded American composer and pianist joins the musicians of Ergon Ensemble in a rare musical coming together that highlights the romantic side of minimalism. Known from his solo albums, the ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and his film and series soundtracks (for instance, the famous Opus 23, heard in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette), Dustin O’Halloran is coming to Athens for a unique meeting with the Greek public. In this he is joined by the versatile musicians of Ergon Ensemble, in their third appearance in the context of the SNFCC's Cosmos concerts.
Dustin O’Halloran was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and spent most of his childhood in Los Angeles and Hawaii. His involvement with music started with classical piano studies at the age of seven, yet his first public performances came through the indie rock band Devics. In 2004, he released his debut solo album, Piano Solos. Two years later, he also established himself as a film composer, with tracks of his included in the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Since then, he has worked on dozens of films and TV productions. In 2011, he founded the duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen, together with Adam Wiltzie. Versatile and open to challenges, in 2017 he served as producer for Katy Perry’s song “Into Me You See,” while his latest personal works have been released by Deutsche Grammophon since 2019. Dustin O’Halloran has won an Emmy award for his music for the TV series Transparent and has been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA for his music for the film Lion, along with German musician and composer Hauschka.
Ergon Ensemble was created in 2008, aiming to present and disseminate the work of 20th- and 21st-century composers. The great versatility, precision of interpretation, and talent of the musicians comprising the ensemble have garnered exceptional reviews and widespread acceptance among the public. Featuring a basic nucleus of musicians, which is enhanced ad hoc depending on the needs of each individual project, Ergon Ensemble has collaborated with the Greek National Opera, the Athens Concert Hall, and Onassis Stegi. The ensemble also boasts a significant presence in domestic and international festivals, such as the Athens Epidaurus Festival, SNF Nostos and Suså Festival of Denmark.
Monday 28/03 | 20.30
GNO STAVROS NIARCHOS HALL
Advance Ticket Sales Points:
• online on Ticket Services website here
• by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
Zone A - general entrance € 20
Zone B - general entrance € 15, reduced € 10
Concession tickets of 10€ are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, Persons with Disabilities along with their companion, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea. Children can sit with their chaperones in any zone, with a concessions ticket.
On the day of the concert, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, certification of disability, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)
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According to the latest measures to protect public health from the risk of spreading COVID-19, a valid vaccination certificate or a valid disease certificate, is required for the public to enter the event venue, as the venue operates as a pure venue. The above applies to adults. Μinors from 4 to 17 years old may, alternatively, submit a statement of negative self test (24 hours), a certificate of PCR (72 hours) or rapid (48 hours) diagnostic test, in accordance with the recent government measures.
A parallel identity check will be carried out on the persons who show the required certificates, as provided by law.
Participants must wear a mask and keep their distance both during attendance and during events and in accordance with the instructions of NPHO.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.