Cosmos: The musicians of the Camerata – The Friends of Music Orchestra | Mozart on period instruments - Εικόνα

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The musicians of the Camerata – The friends of Music Orchestra, with George Petrou, perform two masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the emblematic “Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550” and his “Symphony No 33 in B-flat major, K 319”.

The concert will be performed on period instruments like the ones available to the great composer. These instruments are very different to their contemporary counterparts in terms of both the way they are played and the timbre they produce. The result is very close to the tonal palette of the 18th century, adding a new dimension to Mozart’s magnificent music. 

The internationally acclaimed maestro George Petrou, in addition to conducting the orchestra, will perform as soloist, on a fortepiano similar to the one Mozart wrote his concerto for.

The multi-award-winning Musicians of the Camerata - The Friends of Music Orchestra (internationally known as Armonia Atenea) are considered one of the leading ensembles specializing in historically faithful performances. The Athenian orchestra has received the highest international acclaim for its recorded performances, and makes regular appearances in major concert and festival halls across Europe. The international Press has declared several of their performances as exemplary of the 18th century repertoire. 

George Petrou, one of the top orchestra conductors in Greece, has enjoyed an illustrious career, with frequent appearances in major theaters and concert halls across the globe. He regularly partners with acclaimed orchestras, with a large part of his conducting work focused on opera. At the same time, he has developed a keen interest in stage directing, with numerous successful opera and musical theater productions to his name. He has been honored with the ECHO KLASSIK prize, and received a nomination for a Grammy award in 2018. He has been awarded the title of “Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government, and the honorary title of “Associate” (ARAM) by the Royal Academy of Music in London. The Association of Greek Critics of Music and Drama awarded him the Grand Prize for Music in 2018. From 2021, he will assume the role of artistic director of the historic Göttingen International Handel Festival. He is the artistic director of the Camerata – The Friends of Music Orchestra, which is known internationally as Armonia Atenea. He studied piano at the Athens Conservatoire, and completed his studies at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London, on scholarships by the Royal Academy and the Onassis Foundation. 

Monday 22/02, 20.30

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