25.10.06: ERT Orchestra at UN
“The hall of the UN General Assembly will be filled with the sounds and images of Greece,” said Bakoyannis, adding, “Every year one of the member states organizes a concert that symbolizes peace and represents the cultural heritage of each country.”
Greece’s concert will comprise melodies penned by Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Dimitris Papadimitriou and Dimitris Lagios to the poetry of C.P. Cavafy, George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, and performed by the ERT (Greek Radio and Television) National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven White and Andreas Pylarinos. The songs will be performed by tenor Rolando Villazon and Greece’s Foteini Darra.
The concert will be broadcast live, via satellite, around the world.
Bakoyannis also noted the contribution of the Onassis Foundation in making the concert possible, adding that: “Foreign policy has a very strong weapon; culture. It is extremely important that Greek cultural events take place abroad.”
OLGA SELLA - Ekathimerini