Monday 04 April 2022
The series of Cosmos concerts at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), continue bringing together the past, present, and future of music.
On Monday, April 4, at 20.30, German producer and composer Christian Löffler, one of the most creative and innovative artists in contemporary music, meets Ergon Ensemble, the leading contemporary music orchestra in Greece, for a unique live event at the Stavros Niarchos Hall that will blend together two seemingly heterogeneous worlds.
Following the release of his album Parallels by Deutsche Grammophon, in which Löffler reworks classic pieces of great composers, such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, Smetana and Bizet, framing them in downtempo soundscapes, ever-creative Löffler returns to Athens for a quite remarkable joint concert. Melodies drawn from different centuries, sounds from consoles and string instruments, “clash” on stage in a concert that is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
The musician, composer and visual artist Christian Löffler was born in Greifswald, a small town in Northern Germany, in 1985. A low-profile but very active artist, he started out as a self-taught musician at the age of 14, in search of a different sound. His sophisticated and energetic live sets, coupled with his ability to combine melancholy notes and alternating emotions with dance music, have ensured him many fans over the years. In his current tour for the album Parallels, he is not simply inspired by classical composers, but also integrating them into the language of contemporary music.
Ergon Ensemble was created in 2008, aiming to present works by living composers as well as masterpieces of the 20th and 21st-century avant-garde. Featuring a core lineup of musicians, which is further reinforced, depending on the needs of each project, by a large number of talented young artists, it is currently the leading contemporary music ensemble in Greece. Its great flexibility, precision of interpretation, impeccable preparation, and the talent of the musicians comprising it, have led to exceptional reviews and a broad acceptance among the public. Ergon Ensemble has collaborated with the Greek National Opera, the Athens Concert Hall, Onassis Stegi, and has performed at several domestic and international festivals (Athens Festival, SNF Nostos, Suså Festival - Denmark, etc.).
Monday 04/04 | 20.30
GNO STAVROS NIARCHOS HALL
Advance Ticket Sales Points:
• online on Ticket Services website here
• by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
Zone A - general entrance € 20
Zone B - general entrance € 15, reduced € 10
Concession tickets of 10€ are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, Persons with Disabilities along with their companion, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea. Children can sit with their chaperones in any zone, with a concessions ticket.
On the day of the concert, 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, certification of disability, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)
Online tickets pre-sales (Members)Online tickets pre-sales (Public)
Pre-sale for Members starts on Thursday 10/03 at 12.00
Pre-sale for the public starts on Friday 11/03 at 12.00
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.