photos by FrogenLeaf, 2012
On Friday the National Symphonic Orchestra of ERT (Hellenic Radio TV) gave a beautiful concert at Papagou's Garden Theater, here in Athens. Amazing classical anthems were beautifully played by the National Symphonic Orchestra which proved its reputation as one of the top orchestras in Greece.
The conductor Nikos Tsouhlos led the orchestra and the open theater filled with music of L.W. Beethoven, Gioachino Rossini, Franz Schubert, Ravel, Bizet, Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Unfortunately i didn't manage to find a center seat so i couldn't hear the orchestra in good balance at an open theater. When the music played in forte, brass instruments were covering the strings. I'm not sure if the reason was my seat position or that the strings were less for an orchestra with lots of brass instruments.
Anyway, i'm not much complaining because anthems were well played and after all it was a beautiful night full of classical music. The top moment of the night was Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia. Great moment!
Here are some pictures of that night :)
photos by FrogenLeaf, 2012I would like to write all the orchestra musicians' names in show of respect cause, for me, they are equal stars with soloists, singers and conductors
Zareas Georgios (guest appear)
Koussis Renato (guest appear)
Drums Dessillas Dimitrios
Conductor: Nikos Tsouhlos
Soloist: Apollon Grammatikopoulos