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A bridge of brotherhood through art and culture
The Roads of Friendship
Riccardo Muti

soprano Maria Mudryak
mezzo-soprano Anastasia Boldyreva
tenor Luciano Ganci
bass Evgeny Stavinsky

Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini
Athens State Orchestra
Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra
Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra
City of Athens Symphony Orchestra
City of Athens Philharmonic
ERT National Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Choir of the Municipality of Athens
Coro Costanzo Porta
and other Greek musicians
chorus masters Antonio Greco, Stavros Beris
répétiteur Davide Cavalli

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 9 in D minor op. 125

in collaboration with Athens & Epidaurus Festival
thanks to Italian Embassy in Athens

Free roundtrip shuttle service for the events at the Pala De André, leaving from Piazza Farini (in front of the train station).
Departure times: 8.15 pm and 8.30 pm

A vocation for travelling and travelling as a vocation: in the name of friendship between peoples, of a gesture of love and culture extending beyond all boundaries and bridging all diversity, a Festival embarking “on the vast and open sea” can only end in the heart of the Mediterranean, where everything began: Athens, Greece, where the foundations of our civilization, thought, art and democracy lay. For the people of Greece, who, after years of hardships and struggles, are now gracefully taking control of their own destiny, soloists, choristers and musicians will gather on the slopes of the Acropolis under Riccardo Muti’s generous baton to paint Beethoven’s powerful musical fresco, the anthem of Europe and a true hymn to brotherhood.

The Programme