Lighthouse Sessions | Orfeas Peridis - Εικόνα

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February sees the continuation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Lighthouse Sessions, an original series of hybrid musical meetings combining interviews with concerts and jazz music with Greek songs, thus creating their distinct artistic footprint. 

Staged before a live audience and livestreamed over the SNFCC’s online platforms, this year’s Lighthouse Sessions present four different musical partnerships, aiming to highlight the power of the language of music by merging elements from its entire spectrum: Greek traditional music and rebetika songs with jazz and classical music, during performance sessions that are open to improvisation and experimentation. 
Composer and drummer Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis talks with his guests about their lives and musical explorations, while at the same time inviting them to a musical dialog, accompanied by a jazz trio and a string quartet.

The guest featured at the second Lighthouse Session of the year, presented at the SNFCC Lighthouse on Sunday, February 13, at 21:00, is Orfeas Peridis. The renowned Greek songwriter teams up with Ktistakis’s versatile music ensemble to experiment with jazz and classical sounds. Milestone songs from the ’90s and highlights from Orfeas Peridis’s subsequent artistic production are rendered through imaginative arrangements, in view of the upcoming release of Peridis’s new album. 

A songwriter who combined Greek folk and art song with his generation’s aspirations, sounds and inward-looking tendencies, Orfeas Peridis first appeared in Greek discography in 1990, participating with three songs of his own in Nikos Papazoglou’s album Synerga. In 1993, his debut personal album Ah, psychi mou fantasmeni (Oh, my lofty soul) became a great hit, placing him on the scene. Three years later, he released Kali sou mera an xypnas (Good morning if you're just waking up). Over the course of the following years, he worked closely together with artists such as Manolis Rasoulis, Petros Vayopoulos and Lizeta Kalimeri. And, since 2020, he has been performing alongside guitar virtuoso Manolis Androulidakis. This year, his second album with music for children is expected to be released. 

Having previously served as teacher at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University, composer, orchestrator and drums virtuoso Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis is currently one of the key performers of the Greek jazz scene. Born in Heraklion, Crete, he began playing professionally with various ensembles when he moved to Athens as a university student. In late 2015, the “Alex Drakos Trio,” the band he created with bass player Dinos Manos and pianist Yannis Papadopoulos, released the LP Tora, while Ktistakis’s latest recording, titled Circles, was released in 2021. Guided by improvisation and rock musical influences, as well as traditional and classical music, he is currently inspiring a new generation of jazz musicians with his teaching, creativity and general attitude.

Dinos Maos – bass
Yannis Papadopoulos – piano
Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis – drums 
Kostas Panagiotidis – violin 
Panagiotis Tziotis – violin 
Angela Giannaki – viola 
Dimitris Travlos – cello
Composition: Orfeas Peridis

Adaptation and orchestration: Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis

Event information:
The concert will be held with live audience, but it will also be livestreamed on this page, as well as on SNFCC’s Facebook page @SNFCC, and on SNFCC’s YouTube channel. 

Sunday 13/02, 21:00


Advance Ticket Sales Points:
•    online on Ticket Services website here
•    by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)

Ticket Prices: 
General entrance € 10, reduced € 5

Concession tickets of 5€ are available to students, people aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.

On the day of the event, 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, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)

Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.

Online tickets pre-sales (Members)
Online tickets pre-sales (Public)

Pre-sale for Members starts on Thursday 03/02 at 12.00
Pre-sale for the public starts on Friday 04/02 at 12.00 

Important information:

  • Doors open at 20.00
  • We suggest that you be at the location no later than 30' minutes before the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • Pre-sale is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

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.

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