27th Nafplio Music Festival, June 29 - July 8, 2018
The Nafplio Music Festival completes 27 years of contribution this year to the cultural life in Greece.
For the opening, a separate concert in Syntagma Square will take place, with the Navy band in an evening with Greek music and singing, with the distinctive style of one of the country's longest-running musical ensembles.
Then, the "Jazz in the Castle" quartet returns to Palamidi castle, with the famous Thomas Frank and Dimitris Kalatzis, in a jazz program with music by Mikis Theodorakis.
In the morning of the first Sunday, pianist Uwe Matschke appears with Danae Papamattheou and Kerstin Feltz at the Parliament Building, and the next day at Saint Spyridon Square comes the Martinu Quartet from the Czech Republic, for an enchanting evening.
Then, Luxembourg is represented by two concerts, by Trio Koch and the great pianist Jeanne Mouler, while on Thursday 5th of July Maria Kokka with Joseph Vanet and Antonis Liakakis play Debysse, in a tribute to the composer's 100th anniversary -narrated by Dimitris Daska.
On Friday, July 6th, the Festival presents the musical show “Mare Nostrum” in Agios Georgios church, by the artistic group "Train to Rouf", and on the last weekend we move up to Palamidi castle, for a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s play "The Soldier’s Tale" directed by Christoforos Christofi.
The Festival closes its program with the Helge Lien Jazz Trio from Norway, on the third night of the “Jazz in the Castle” quartet performances.
Friday June 29th, Syntagma Square at 21:00
Band of the Navy
Saturday June 30th, Palamidi castle at 21:00
Jazz at the Castle, Tomas Franck Quartet (Denmark)
Sunday July 1st, Vouleftiko at 12:00 noon (Austria)
Danae Papamattheou - Matschke, violin
Kerstin Feltz, cello, Uwe Matschke, piano
Monday July 2nd, St. Spyridon church at 21:00
Martinu Piano Quartet (Czech Republic)
Tuesday July 3rd, St. Spyridon church at 21:00
Piano Trio Koch (Luxembourg)
Wednesday July 4th, Vouleftiko at 21:00
Jean Muller, piano (Luxembourg)
Thursday July 5th, Vouleftiko at 21:00
Tribute to 100 years of Debussy
Maria Kokka, vocalist - Joseph Vallet, piano - Antonis Liakakis, cello - Dimitris Daskas, narration
Friday July 6th, Arches of the Archaeological Museum, Syntagma Square at 20:00
"Agreement" Vocal Ensemble
Friday July 6th, St. George’s church at 21:00
The “Train at Rouf” – “Mare Nostrum”, in your arms, oh sea (songs of the Mediterranean)
Saturday July 7th, Palamidi castle at 21:00
Igor Stravinsky, "The Soldier’s Tale" (100 years since the premiere of the play)
Sunday July 8th, Palamidi castle at 21:00
Jazz at the Castle, Helge Lien piano Trio (Norway)