Cosmos: ERT National Symphony Orchestra – Christmas with Music from Imperial Vienna - Εικόνα

On Monday, December 27, at 20.30, at the Stavros Niarchos Hall, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is presenting the ERT National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of award-winning conductor George Petrou, in a sensational concert featuring iconic musical pieces of imperial Vienna.

The popular compositions of Johann Strauss II, and of all members of the Strauss family, are inextricably linked with the festive spirit of Christmas and the New Year.

Beloved melodies of waltzes and polkas whirl around in an intoxicating flurry, casting their spell on our imagination and senses, amidst a truly jubilant atmosphere.

The joyous days of Christmas and New Year’s Day are inseparably linked with the dazzling musical tunes of imperial Vienna. Much-loved waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, as well as excerpts from operettas, written by composers who lived and authored their work in 19th-century Vienna—the main representatives being the members of the Strauss family (father Johann Strauss I and sons Johann, Eduard and Josef)—promise to take us on a melodic journey to the Austrian capital. Exhilarating melodies that have been mesmerizing audiences for centuries and still comprise the essential ingredient for the creation of a warm and joyful holiday atmosphere.


Monday 27/12 | 20.30
Stavros Niarchos Hall GNO

Advance Ticket Sales Points:
•    online on Ticket Services website here
•    by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)

Tickets pre-sale (Members) 
Tickets pre-sale  (Public) 


Pre-sales for Members starts on Thursday 25/11 at 12.00
Pre-sales for the public starts on Friday 26/11 at 12.00

Ticket Prices: 
Zone A: €15
Zone B: €10, Concessions €5

Concession tickets of 5€ are available to students, people aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 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)


Important information:

  • Doors open at 19.30.
  • We suggest that you be at the location no later than 45 minutes before the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • Pre-sale is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

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.

*Recovery certificates are valid for up to 6 months after the disease, for the ones that were issued until 31.10.2021, and up to 3 months after the disease, for the ones that were issued from 01.11.2021.

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.

See also

Sunday 25/02, 17:00

Christos Loulis reads excerpts from "Erotokritos" by Vitsentzos Kornaros


Monday 19/02, 20:30

Cosmos: Tangerine Dream


Sunday 11/02, 21:00

Microcosmos: MOb