Τρίτη, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Successfully celebrated the International Mountain Day 2014 in Greece

Thursday, December 11 2014. Athens, Greece
With great success at the Concert Hall "Parnassus" presented a concert dedicated
to the International Day of Mountains as declered from the United Nations in 2003.
Greece honored the mythological mountains of Olympus, Parnassus, Athos and more with
famous Greek opera soloists and musicians.
Bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos and the sopranos Irene Konsta and Vanessa Kalkanis performed
highlights from the operas "Prometheus Bound" and Olympic Flame" by Greekcanadian composer
Panagiotis Karousos.
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Irene Konsta
The concert began with a World Premiere of the Tuba Concerto by P. Karousos performed by Panagiotis Kamvisidis this work was especially composed and performed to mark the event and dadicated to the International Day of Mountain 2014.
Cellist Spyros Heimarios performed the "Cello Concerto", flutist Zacharias Tarpagos the "Flute Romance" "Pan" and Violonist Efi Christodoulou  the "Violin Concerto" all created by the composer of the evening Mr. P. Karousos.
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Vanessa Kalkanis
The Hellenic Orchestra Ensemble and soloists was conducted by great maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis.
Soprano Irene Konsta has been a part of dramatic presentation of the opera Prometheus Bound in New York in March 2014.
Bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos had performed the role of Prometheus in the United Nations Headcourters in Manhattan in March 2014 where he was the best participation among 80 countries.
Soprano-coloratura Vanessa Kalkanis sung also in the concert an aria of the Oratorio "The Song of the Nations" dadicated to the UN.
The concert ended in a standing ovation with a duet from the opera "Olympic Flame" sung so beautifully with splendid bass V. Asimakopoulos and the wonderful soprano Vanessa Kalkanis.
Guest of Honour Mr. Ioannis Maronitis Vice President of the World Federation of Clubs, Associations and Centres of UNESCO (WFUCA) for Europe and North America, honored maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis, the composer Panagiotis Karousos and all soloists and artists with the UNESCO certificate Mr. Maronitis mentioned the importance of the mountains on environment and ecosystems of the earth.
HELLENIC ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE CONDUCTED BY ELEFTHERIOS KALKANIS
Violins: Efi Christodoulou, Stavroula Menti, Christina Valder, Paraskevi Kourkoumeli,
Stella Ziopoulou, Maria Orfanou-Heimariou - Violas: Eleni Liggri, Rania Zetta
Cello: Spyros Heimarios - Contrabass: Anastasia Siachou - Oboe: Georgia Kostantopoulou
Flutes: Nadia Lidiridi, Zacharias Tarpagos - Horn: Christos Kaloudis - Clarinets: Thanasis Katerinakis, Panagiotis Markou - Tuba: Panagiotis Kamvisidis
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Irene Konsta, soprano - Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano 

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