Vassilikos, Foivos Delivorias and Vangelis Germanos LIVE from the Dome with an audience
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) popular concert series #snfccAtHome: music continues in July with three special guests from the domestic music scene.
Vassilikos, Foivos Delivorias and Vangelis Germanos will take their turn on stage at the Dome on the 2nd, 9th and 16th of July at 21:00, respectively, at the Labyrinth of the Stavros Niarchos Park, with the presence of a limited audience for the first time this summer. The opportunity to attend the three concerts, in compliance with all necessary safety measures in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, will be given to a limited number of audience members who will purchase their tickets in advance on a first-come, first-served basis, while the remaining viewers will have the option to watch all three concerts online on the SNFCC website, www.snfcc.org, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
The three talented singers share the ability to fuse rock and roll forms with a Greek timbre; with authenticity, sensitivity, and a keen sense of melody. On the stage of the Dome, they will each present a review of their musical career in a unique way, in a rich program, especially designed for their appearance at the SNFCC.
The #snfccAtHome: music series, and the SNFCC digital program in its entirety, is realized thanks to a program support grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
On Thursday, July 2, Vassilikos will appear in one of the first live concerts of this summer. Along with Alexandros Livitsanos on orchestrations, and with the participation of the Ventus Ensemble, Vassilikos will bring “Collage” to the SNFCC stage, a musical review of his career, with different versions of his best moments: from selected songs from his early days with Raining Pleasure and covers from his Vintage album, all the way to his latest personal record Amazing Grey, which was established as one of the best releases of 2019. Always open to new challenges, Vassilikos did not hesitate, during the course of his musical career, to cover songs by Vasilis Tsitsanis on Sunday Cloudy Sunday, and collaborate with big names such as Dimitra Galani. In his latest gamble, live at the Dome, Vassilikos trusts the orchestrations of his songs to a third party for the very first time. The renowned composer, pianist and orchestrator Alexandros Livitsanos creates new versions of Vassilikos’ songs, based on the wind instruments of the Ventus Ensemble, in an ever-flowing musical performance. Seeking “a place where we’re all beautiful and all we have is all we need,” as Vassilikos sings on “Amazing Grey”.
Vassilikos, along with Raining Pleasure, wrote a part of the history of indie rock on the domestic, English-speaking music scene, from 1996 and for almost a decade since, creating the band’s individual and distinctive sound. In 2004, their version of Manos Hadjidakis’ classic “Reflections” proved their unique ability to strike a balance between lyricism and rock energy. Never rushing his next steps, Vassilikos went on to create an eclectic personal discography, sometimes as a charismatic crooner on albums such as his covers’ anthology Vintage, and sometimes in personal narrations of songs, as in his recent, experiential Amazing Grey.
FOIVOS DELIVORIAS (9/7)
On Thursday, July 9, Foivos Delivorias comes to the SNFCC with a selection of his most popular songs, along with unreleased work from his upcoming and much anticipated new personal record. Putting together, on the stage of the Dome, an original online scenic album, starting from 1998 and stretching all the way to the current, unexpected new reality. Charting the city, profiling uncanny and conventional characters, bringing moments to life with the accuracy of a novelist. Along with musicians Kostis Christodoulou on the keyboards, Sotiris Ntouvas on the drums, and Nefeli Fasouli on vocals, he will do what he does best, in each of his shows: surprise both himself and his loyal audience with a gift for communication that proves magical, every time.
VANGELIS GERMANOS (16/7)
On Thursday, July 16, Vangelis Germanos will take his turn on the stage with his review of a long career that began in the early 1980s with his album Ta Barakia, produced by Dionysis Savvopoulos. Songs that are like a breeze, with disarmingly pure melodies about tales of love, in the rock ballad tradition. In his concert at the SNFCC, Vangelis Germanos, alone on the stage, will play a selection from his history on his acoustic guitar, reflecting human relationships in songs that fuse universal and eternal questions. A journey through time, with references to eclectic musical genres that bring together East and West, rock and tradition, from the alternative perspective of an “outcast” songwriter who has written his own history on the Greek scene, with a passion for good song writing that is increasingly rare in our days.
The #snfccAtHome: music series, where beloved Greek artists performed concerts which were broadcasted live from emblematic locations within the SNFCC, without an audience, hosted major performers from across the range of musical genres, such as Dimitra Galani, Natassa Bofiliou, Pavlos Pavlidis, Savina Yannatou, Dimitris Kamarotos, Katerine Duska & Leon of Athens, Stavros Lantsias, Theodore, Νalyssa Green, K.Bhta, and Dionysis Savvopoulos. For the first time, July’s three upcoming concerts at the Dome of the SNFCC will be open to a limited audience with affordable tickets.
Tickets €10 (concessions €5). Ticket sales on SNFCC.org, Ticket Services website, as well as at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (GNO ticket desks).
Watch the concerts live on snfcc.org, SNFCC Facebook page, @SNFCC and YouTube channel.
These events come 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.