ENSEMBLE CONSTANTINOPLE - From Versailles to Topkapi (Istanbul)

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Constantinople is the story of a musical ensemble that chose the journey as its cornerstone. They here invite us to join them on a journey from the Court of Versailles to the Topkapı Palace and the Seraglio of Istanbul’s Ottoman sultans. In this concert the ensemble of Constantinople brings together contrasting yet harmonious musical traditions through remarkable arrangements and signature improvisations.

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MUSIC FROM THE AEGEAN SEA

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With the strong etesian winds, melodies are swirling in the Aegean Sea and they mingle musical traditions of near and distant countries, forming undulant, gentle and erotic melodies. In the hands of the skilful Greek musicians of the Aegean ensemble, the characteristic instruments - violin, santur, laouto – produce these melodies in a unique timbre.

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GEORGIOS GEORGOPOULOS: Bouzouki in the 21st century

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Georgios Georgopoulos, known as “the bouzouki of the 21st century”, moves into musical paths of the global repertoire and has already gained many passionate fans worldwide. In addition to the characteristic melodies of the Greek musical culture, he plays compositions by Django Reinhardt, Astor Piazzolla and  Al di Meola, with his bouzouki, as well as melodies of the Balkans.

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