#snfccAtHome Cosmos: Kyriakos Sfetsas & Greek Fusion Orchestra (recorded concert) - Εικόνα

Listen to the recorded concert of Kyriakos Sfetsas:

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The recording will remain available on the SNFCC website.


"No other Greek 'avant-garde' composer's return to tradition was more impressive than that of Sfetsas"

Giorgos Leotsakos, Music Critic


In October 2018, Kyriakos Sfetsas and the Greek Fusion Orchestra (GFO) presented at the SNFCC a masterful progressive jazz-fusion collection of captivating compositions in intricate arrangements, casting a fresh glance at Greek traditional music.

An internationally acclaimed composer of symphonic, chamber and solo music, as well as ballet, film, theater, electronic and jazz music, in 1976, one year after he had returned from France to Greece in the aftermath of the military junta, Kyriakos Sfetsas formed GFO. He was soon invited by Manos Hadjidakis to work as an independent producer for the Greek National Radio’s Third Program; in 1982–1993, he went on to become the radio station’s director.

The GFO served as a vehicle for the composer to attain an ambition dating back to his avant-garde period in the 1960s in Paris: to create music pushing the boundaries of Greek traditional music.

The Greek Fusion Orchestra never played live back then. Yet, in 2018, 41 years later, the band began to perform before audiences, with Dimitris Marinakis (an original member) joined by young musicians picked by Kyriakos Sfetsas.


The concert featured compositions by Kyriakos Sfetsas:

  • Gypsy Pattern
  • Seliani 
  • Towards the Castle
  • On the Cliff
  • Transition
  • Overturn
  • On a folk mode 
  • Papadia
  • Lamento 


A warm thank you to the musicians of the concert at the SNFCC:

George Palamiotis, bass
Sakis Tsinoukas, electric guitar
George Bereris, piano
Spyros Nikas clarinette, alto saxophone
Yiannis Aggelopoulos, drums
Stelios Khatzikaleas, trompette
David Lynch flute, tenor saxophone


Sound engineer: View Master Films
Mixing/mastering: Giorgos Mantas

See also

Tuesday 28/04, 20:00

#snfccAtHome Jazz Chronicles: Maria Manousakis Quartet feat. Tigran Sargsyan (recorded concert)


Friday 01/05, 13:00

#snfccAtHome Parklife: A tribute concert to Loukianos Kilaidonis (recorded concert)