Nafplio - Schedule of Events, August 2020

The Municipality of Nafplion announced the programme of the August 2020 Events. Always adhering to the health protocol, which applies to limiting the spread of Covid-19, all care is taken at the events. However, with the ultimate criterion of non-negotiable protection of the citizens' health, which must always be a top priority, the Mayor of Nafplio finally cancelled all the programmed events until August 31st 2020. 
The programmed events were the following:

Tuesday, August 11th 2020
Courtyard of the Holy "Evangelistria" Church - at 21:30
The Nafplio Chorus Workshop, in collaboration with the Children's Chorus of the Nafplio Municipality and the Children - Adolescent Chorus of the Progressive Association of Ligourio village named "Kavvadias" present a concert - tribute to Mikis Theodorakis, under the direction of G. Nikolopoulos. Piano by Mrs. Dimitra Sagkioti.

Sunday, August 16th 2020
Nafplio, Square of Agios Spyridon - at 21:00
Musical Ensemble of Vangelis Trigas: The soloist and composer will present his own new, unreleased songs, as well as songs from various currents of Greek folk music.
Musicians appearing: Margarita Karamolegkou in vocals, Thodoros Broutzakis on the piano, Antonis Sideris in bouzouki, guitar and vocals.

Monday, August 17th 2020
Philellinon Square - at 21:00
Concert with the "Ala Franka" music group.
The term "Ala Franka" in Greek music of the interwar period, referred to a way of performing the music pieces of that time, according to the orchestration techniques of the West. The repertoire of the music group "Ala Franka" passes through all periods of the Greek music scene, but following the specific way of performance.

Thursday, August 20th 2020
Church of "Agios Spyridon" - at 21:00
The group "Fairy Tale Walkers" of the "Theatrodromio" Cultural Group, walks the alleys and stairs of the old city starting from Agios Spyridon. In the narrow streets of Nafplio, their walk will mix with legends and stories of yesterday. Sounds, smells and old secrets will become a dough, which shapes… stories. Arriving at the fairytale nests -narrative points- storytellers are waiting for visitors, in order to travel with their narrative speech to the enchanting atmosphere of the fairy tale, with experiential or stories of wisdom and myths of the place.

Friday, August 21st 2020
Syntagma Square - at 21:00
The "Byzantine and Traditional Echoes" ensemble, under the direction of chorus director Mr. Rutulas, present a musical program dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15th), to the songs from Asia Minor and its culture, with an orchestra of musicians and soloists performing with traditional instruments.

Friday, August 21st 2020
Fougaro - at 21:30
An evening of traditional reunions, fairy tales, songs, percussion.
The storytellers of Nafplio are narrating, Irini Kyriakou and Georgia Tenta are singing and Solis Barki improvises with the percussion. The power of traditions has the lead.
A reunion of people who love traditions and discover on stage the power of connection...

Saturday, August 22nd 2020
Three Admirals' Square - at 20:00
Start of the "Nafplio Naval Events 2020"
The "Nafplio Naval Events" each year, are related to the significance that the city pays to the element of water and to the people who have served the sea. They open with the inauguration of an art exhibition, in the Three Admirals' square, on Saturday, August 22nd. The Municipality of Nafplio in collaboration with the "Palamidis" Progressive Association of Nafplio, the Association of Nafplio citizens everywhere named "Nafplios", the Port Authority and the Port Fund of the Municipality of Nafplio, organize maritime and naval activities among the cultural events of the city, having now evolved to an institution.

Monday, August 24th 2020
Square of St. Constantine and Helen's Church, New Byzantium district - at 21:00
"Panagia kai Prosfygia": this is a religious oratorio with a narrator, orchestra, chorus and a soloist in poetry by Odysseas Elytis. Texts and music by Theodossis Antoniadis.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020
Syntagma Square - at 21:00
The artistic group "Celesta" with its tools of music, theater, puppet and play, presents a puppet show for young and old... On the journey through the stories of the characters and original music, those who come close will enjoy a performance entitled "The Trial." Trial of the "bad wolf" case. The detainee is accused of: a) violating private asylum, b) for personal injury and c) for the brutal assault. For the first time, the jurors of the court (public) have the opportunity to hear the well-known story of Little Red Riding Hood by the Wolf himself, as part of his apology. What will be the verdict? Innocent or guilty?

Wednesday, August 26th 2020
Square of the Metropolitan Church "Agios Georgios" of Nafplio - at 21:15
The "Proscenium" theatrical group presents a play of Karagiozis - Shadows reviving, entitled "Karagiozis comes out of quarantine".

Thursday, August 27th 2020
Bouboulinas Street, in front of the old Customs building - at 21:00
The team of the "Theatrodromio" (Theater-roads) named "Grumble in the Mouragio" with the general title "Thalassografies" (Seascapes), presents "To yousouri" by Andreas Karkavitsas and "To dolphinopedo" (dolphin kid) by Odysseas Ioannou.

Friday, August 28th 2020
Square of the Metropolitan Church "Agios Georgios" of Nafplio - at 21:00
The "Proscenium" theatrical group presents a musical-theatrical performance entitled "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Odysseus Elytis and directed by Takis Tsarsitalidis.

Saturday, August 29th 2020 - at 20:30
Ending ceremony of the "Nafplio Naval Events 2020"
There will be greetings, speeches and wreath throwing overboard from the Harbor Master of the Nafplio Port Authority. The events will end with the throwing of firecrackers and the established "barcarolle", in which local fishermen and the Philharmonic of the Nafplio Municipality participate.

Monday, August 31st 2020 - at 20:30
The "Kastraki" Folklore Dance Club of Assini and Agia Paraskevi, in collaboration with the Municipality of Nafplio, organize a night bike ride from the center of the old town of Nafplio, ending at Ancient Assini - Kastraki.

Thursday, September 3rd 2020
National Assembly Square, "Pronia" district of Nafplio - at 21:00
Musical-theatrical routes in Pronia, Nafplio.
The puppet theater of the Experimental Stage of DOPPAT presents the play "The bouzouki of Michalaki".
The music group "Medresses" participates, with folk and rebetika songs of yesterday and today.

Sunday, September 6th 2020
Square of the Metropolitan Church "Agios Georgios" of Nafplio - at 21:00
Nafplio Philharmonic Concert, with works by Greek and foreign composers.

Nafplio harbor, Nafplio port, παραλία Ναυπλίου
Bourtzi Nafplio, Μπούρτζι Ναυπλίου
Αυλή Ευαγγελίστρας Ναυπλίου, εκκλησία Ευαγγελίστρια Ναύπλιο, θέα από Ευαγγελίστρια Ναυπλίου, Evangelistria church Nafplio view
Πλατεία Συντάγματος Ναύπλιο, Syntagma Square Nafplio, Constitution Square Nafplio
Philellinon Square Nafplio, Πλατεία Φιλελλήνων Ναύπλιο, Filellinon Square Nafplio
Πλατεία Τριών Ναυάρχων Ναύπλιο, Trion Navarhon square Nafplio
Nafplio alleys, δρόμοι Ναυπλίου, σοκάκια του Ναυπλίου

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