Athens Garden Festival 15 – 18 June 2013

Athens Garden Festival 15 – 18 June 2013


National Gardens of Athens
1 Amalias avenue

 15-18 June

We invite you to visit the National Garden at the center of Athens from 15th to 18th June 2013 and enjoy the ‘garden of the arts’ as part of the “Athens Gardens Festival”, hosting urban acoustic music and performing arts.

Four days of classical music and other European nuances, Greek art music, various Mediterranean genres, soundtrack, jazz and interactive performing arts, pantomime and visual performances will turn the National Garden into a magical place of artistic expression and creativity.
The festival is taking place as part of the annual program “Gardens of Athens” aiming at promoting the gardens of our city as meeting points of art and culture in general (including ecology) with citizens and especially young people and children.
The “Athens Gardens Festival” is hosted by the Athens Art Network in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, OPAN (Athens Municipality Cultural, Sports and Youth Organization), the Athens Traders Association, the Directorate of Greenery and Environment and Athens “Technopolis”.
The festival is supported by ERT (Hellenic Radio & Television), 98.4 Radio Station, EATA (Athens Development and Touristic Promotion Company), the Attica-Argosaronikos Hotel Association, the EMSE-Cultural action, the National Conservatory Manolis Kalomiris and the Circus Dayz School.
Founder and artistic director of the festival is the coordinator of the Athens Art Network, Marios Strofalis.

The programme includes:

6.30 p.m. Duo Capriccioso & Trio Cosa nosTres, Tribute to Spain and Latin America 7.30 p.m. Carousel, A journey from Greece to the Iberian Peninsula
8.30 p.m. Athens Symphony Orchestra, “Dido and Aeneas”
6.30 p.m. Antonis Batsakis tenor, Opera meets Jazz, Tsjaikovski and Hatzidakis, with pianist Benjamin Hatzikoumparoglou
7.30 p.m. NATIONAL CONSERVATORY – Founder: Manolis Kalomiris, 1926
Part A, “Tribute to Antonio Vivaldi” by the “Hellenic Musica Viva” string orchestra with Ludmila Limorova
Part B, “Tribute to Manos Hatzidakis” by “The National Conservatory Guitarists” with Vaggelis Boudounis
6.30 p.m. Triaccordo, Joseph Haydn & Carl Stamitz
7.30 p.m Αcapella 8tetto vocal ensemble, traditional Asia Minor, Dodecanese, Medieval European songs, gospels and spirituals
8.30 p.m. Eastern Line by Nikos Papakostas with the Canto Mediteraneo ensemble – “A musical journey from Constantinople to Epirus”
6.30 p.m. Duo de dos, Traditional Argentine Tango a la parillia
7.00 p.m. Athens Chamber Ensemble 2012, from Baroque to contemporary music
8.00 p.m. Duo Fina presents “Finas Film Songs”
8.30 p.m. Marios Strofalis Quartet – European Taxim Ι & ΙΙ, guest Calliope Vetta
During the four-day festival professional teams from the Circus Dayz School, founding member of Athens Art Network, will participate in performing arts.
Detailed programme and further information:
Dates: 15/06/2013 – 18/06/2013
Place: Athens. Vasilissis Amalias Avenue 1
Opening hours: Saturday – Tuesday 18:00 – sunset
Admission is free
Central evening stage at “Asteri” square, entering from Amalias Avenue. Afternoon alternate stage in shady spots at the centre of the garden.
“Gardens of Athens”
The main objective of the program is to highlight the gardens of the city as the meeting points of the world of arts and culture in general (including ecology) to ordinary citizens, especially young people and children. Other objectives are: the promotion of new artists, their acquaintance and cooperation, the interaction of different arts, and the support given by institutions of social solidarity as well as the qualitative upgrading of the gardens themselves, the integrating of marginalized individuals in artistic network groups and perhaps the long-term creation of cultural goodwill that may bring to the gardens the interest of tourists again.
The “Athens Garden Festival” aims to be institutionalized and to be placed among the international major festivals, which will give to the city of Athens extra tourism value during June.

The event is finished.


Sep 25 2022