EVENTS AT THE SNFCC
Parklife Traditional: Ross Daly Quintet & Martha Mavroidi Trio | 20.00Saturday / September 16 / 2017, 20.00
SNFCC once again welcomes Parklife series of concerts at Stavros Niarchos Park, inviting the audience to a unique experience where music animates nature, and nature elevates the music experience.
In September, two distinct editions, Parklife Traditional, with a live concert by the Ross Daly Quintet and Martha Mavroidi Trio, and Parklife Melody, presenting Marina Satti with Fonέs, and Evanthia Reboutsika with George Perris, await SNFCC’s visitors, who can enjoy them lying down on the grass of the Great Lawn.
Ross Daly and his fellow musicians present a program featuring his own compositions, which he describes as contemporary modal music.
These compositions reflect his long journey through the rich heritage of the musical traditions of modal music, geographically ranging from Northwest Africa to India. Ross Daly is the founder and artistic director of Labyrinth Music Workshop in Houdetsi, Crete, each year bringing together hundreds of students and teachers from around the world in seminars and masterclasses that offer a unique initiation into the musical traditions of modal music.
Ross Daly is accompanied by Zohar Fresco, one of the world’s leading frame-drum masters, Yorgos Manolakis on lute, Kelly Thoma on lyra and Pavlos Spyropoulos on acoustic bass.
Saturday 16/09 | 21.30
Martha Mavroidi Trio
The singer, lute player and songwriter Martha Mavroidi established herself as a first-class folk musician and singer of the younger generation already with her debut release, The Garden of Rila. Her extraordinary voice combines Greek and Middle-Eastern ornamentation and microtonal modulation with the resonance of Bulgarian singing. Her dazzling technique on the lafta and the saz is often compared to that of great masters of folk or jazz music. In 2012, she performed on Womex Club Globalkan and has since toured all over Europe with her trio. In March 2013, she made the cover of fRoots magazine as "Balkan music’s rising star". Martha Mavroidi is Artistic Director of Tinos World Music Festival.
Saturday 16/09 | 20.00