RΗODES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018
Medieval City of Rhodes- 30 Years World Heritage Site
Rhodes International Festival 2018 celebrates the 11th anniversary since its foundation and is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the inclusion of the Medieval City of Rhodes in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as well as to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage
The festival will take place from September 5 to September 13 at the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in the medieval city of Rhodes and will offer once again unique music nights to the public. The venue has been classified by UNESCO’s catalogue as a Monument of World Cultural Heritage.
The Rhodes International Festival was founded in 2007 and is recognized as one of the most successful festivals in Greece, earning excellent reviews. The festival attracts music lovers mainly from abroad as well as Greece and has hosted very significant events and several renowned orchestras, music ensembles and artists.
5/9 Official opening
The internationally distinguished opera singers Stefanos Koroneos and Adelmo Guidarelli based in New York, well known for their comic talent, are the guests of honor of the Rhodes International Festival official opening concert on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The two bass – baritones as well as Frixos Mortzos, piano accompaniment, will present an extravaganza concert with arias and duets from comic operas “Opera Buffa”.
On Friday, September 7, the festival presents “Caja Secreta”, one of the most important flamenco groups in Greece. The nuevo flamenco sound of the secret box (Caja Secreta), created by the guitarist -composer Thomas Natsis, closely linked with dance and song travelled quite a long way and waits for you to open it!
In the context of the year 2018 Greek -Egyptian Friendship, on Tuesday, September 11, the festival presents , “Eman Shaker & friends” from Cairo which will perform a program of classical and arabic music.
The 2018 festival will say goodbye to the audience on Thursday, September 13, with a special piano closing concert. The Japanese, based in Paris, distinguished pianist Etsuko Hirose is the winner of the first prize at the Martha Argerich competition ,which launched her solo career. Works by: Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, Liszt
Rhodes International Festival 2018 is organized by the “Rhodes International Festival” cultural organisation, the South Aegean Region and the Culture and Sports Organisation of the Municipality of Rhodes under the artistic and general direction of the Cultural Manager Mrs Penelope Serdari, founder of the festival.
It is held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Greek National Tourism Organisation as well as the Hellenic National Commission for Unesco
Admission is free.
Dates: 5/9/2018 – 13/9/2018
Place: Rhodes-Dodecanese Islands
Venue: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights, Medieval City-Rhodes
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