Κυριακή, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MOUNTAIN CONCERT PROGRAM 11 DECEMBER 2014 ATHENS GREECE

The Club of UNESCO Piraeus & Islands with the Hellenic-American Center of the Arts presents at Concert Hall “Parnassos” a Classical Music Concert for the International Mountain Day 2014 (Mountain Farming) of United Nations Organization 

A MOUNTAIN DAY CONCERT 
WITH WORKS BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS
FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY 2014 (UNITED NATIONS) 

THURSDAY 11 DESCEMBER 2014 AT 21:00
CONCERT HALL PARNASSOS
8 St. George, Karytsi Sq., 10561 Athens, Greece
Greetings by Ioannis Maronitis, president of Club for Unesco of the Departments of Piraeus and Islands and Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs.

HELLENIC ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE
CONDUCTED BY ELEFTHERIOS KALKANIS 
Program:
Tuba Concerto “the Mountain” World Premiere
Dedicated to the International Mountain Day 
Panagiotis Kamvisidis, tuba
Olympic Flame: Deianira’s aria “Don’t refuse” 
Irini Konsta, soprano
Olympic Flame: Hyllus aria "Last night in the darkness" 
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Prometheus Bound: Oceanide aria “Prometheus”
Vanessa Kalkani, soprano
Fantasia for Flute “Pan”
Zacharias Tarpagos, flute
Prometheus Bound: Hera aria “In the rudder of heaven”
Vanessa Kalkani, soprano
Prometheus Bound: Prometheus aria «Now alone»  
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Olympic Flame: Deianira’s cavatina “I am afraid”
Irini Konsta, soprano
Concerto for Cello  
Spyros Heimarios (cello)
Prometheus & Io duet
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass – Irini Konsta, soprano
Concerto for Violin «maestoso - adagio - allegretto» 
Efi Christodoulou, violin
Olympic Flame Macaria &  Hyllus duet  
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass – Vanessa Kalkani, soprano

HELLENIC ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE
under the direction of maestro 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
Flutes: Nadia Lidiridi, Zacharias Tarpagos - Oboe: Georgia Kostantopoulou 
Horn: Christos Kaloudis - Clarinets: Thanasis Katerinakis, Panagiotis Markou 
Tuba: Panagiotis Kamvisidis

International Mountain Day - 11 December 2014 (Mountain Farming)
A concert for the mountains of Greece
The Hellenic-American Center of the Arts presents under the auspices of the Club of UNESCO Piraeus & Islands a classical music concert to mark the International Mountain Day. The concert will take place on December 11, 2014 at 21:00, at the Parnassos Concert Hall Athens, Greece located on 8 St. George, Karytsi Sq., 10561. The program will include works by Panagiotis Karousos and the Hellenic Orchestra Ensemble conducted by Eledtherios Kalkanis. The concert represents an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the strengths and weaknesses in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands. The concert is dedicated in particular to the mountains of Greece: Mount Olympus and Athos. Soloists: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass, Irini Konsta, soprano, Vanessa Kalkani, soprano, Zacharias Tarpagos, flute, Efi Christodoulou, violin, Spyros Heimarios, cello, Panagiotis Kamvisidis, tuba. 
International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.
This year, the theme for IMD is Mountain Farming. Here we have an opportunity to raise awareness about how mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has been a model for sustainable development for centuries.
International Mountain Day 2014 provides an occasion to highlight how family farming in mountain regions is undergoing rapid transformation due to population growth, economic globalization, urbanization and the migration of men and youth to urban areas.
At the same time, these changes can provide opportunities for local development. People who reside in mountain areas can diversify their income by engaging activities such as tourism, high value mountain products and handicrafts. An enabling policy environment that includes tailored investments could improve farmers’ access to resources and increase their capacity to generate income. The theme to the International Year of Family Farming 2014 proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, as well as the forthcoming International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) course on mountain family farming, and the FAO/MP publication ‘Mountain Farming is Family Farming’.