>> 19 & 26.12.2022
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Alexia and El Sistema Greece
Photo © Kasia Łukasiewicz
On Monday, December 19, at 20:00 and on Monday, December 26 at 18:30 the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) will welcome the beloved singer Alexia, with her timeless presence and unique voice, in a very special collaboration with the multicultural symphony orchestra of El Sistema Greece.
Voice and Concept:
El Sistema Greece Youth Orchestra
José Ángel Salazar Marín
Arrangements, Piano & Musical Training: Giorgos Morfitis
Tenor Sax Player:
Acoustic Bass: Haris Mermigkas
Percussion: Nick Kassavetis
Electric Bass: Alex Kassavetis
Producer and Creative Director of Alexia Vassiliou:
Production Management & Representation of Alexia:
When: December 19 at 20:00
& December 26 at 18:30
SNFCC, Stavros Niarchos Hall (GNO)
Tickets: pre-sale for the Dec 26 concert starts on 19.12 through ticketservices.gr
Shortly before Christmas, El Sistema Greece will join forces with Alexia and her band to present some of the world’s best loved Christmas film songs, dating from the early 1900s to the golden age of Hollywood, under the baton of conductor José Ángel Salazar Marín.
Combining jazz with classical music, the masterful musical arrangements ingeniously transpose the sounds of jazz, gospel and swing soundtracks straight into the heart of Athens. 60 young musicians, aged 10–26, featuring a diverse cultural background and tracing their origins in 30 different countries, interpret adaptations of classic tunes to accompany Alexia’s authentic jazz vocals and create a warm and fuzzy holiday atmosphere.
An unexpected joint appearance, featuring much loved Christmas songs, as well as international hits that are associated with this most magical time of the year, in new exciting covers.
Photo © Vasso Paraschi
Alexia is an internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning singer, composer, songwriter and social activist, who has been repeatedly awarded gold and platinum records and has interpreted various different musical genres. Boasting a 40-year-old career and 45 studio albums, she has developed her very own eclectic musical style, inspired by a wide range of musical genres. Her innate vocal skills, her personal style, her expressive interpretation of songs, the timbre of her voice, with its three-octave range and her characteristic vibrato, embody the essence of her pioneering sound. Alexia has worked with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Mikis Theodorakis, Chick Corea, John Patitucci and many more. She is a human rights advocate, and continues to broadcast her love of music through thematic concerts worldwide.