International productions and collaborations, in different locations of Chios but also on the neighboring island of Oinousses, include the program of Chios Music Festival which is a constant point of reference in the cultural events of the island and will be held from 1-13 August on the beautiful island of the Central Aegean.
This year, completes five years of life and will celebrate them by presenting original musical works, inaugurating new collaborations and inviting artists of international renown from the field of jazz, classical and contemporary music.
As he mentioned η artistic director of the Chios Music Festival, Olga Holdorff - Myriagou speaking in Athens 9.84 and Maria Pavlou, The 5th birthday of the Festival will be celebrated with a big program of two weeks where distinguished soloists, international projects, original musical works, concerts and workshops will fill melodies of the island of Chios and Oinousses.
"Every night, we have events in various parts of the island, in amphitheaters, monasteries, squares, beaches and archeological sites. We are always looking for new venues, we are looking for what kind of concert suits each venue and we bring it to life with music ", stated.
These are places of historical importance such as the Archaeological Museum of Chios, the Mastic Museum of Chios, the estate of Spyros Stefanos in the Plain of Chios, the Open Theater Vigla Pachy in Sidani Round or the Courtyard of the Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Mesta time show.
According to Olga Holdorff - Myriagou, The festival will feature, among other things, the "Football Opera", a co-production with the Athens-Epidaurus Festival, where footballers become lyric singers and dancers, while rival choirs take the place of fans.
Also, there will also be an event dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, in the curtain of the festival with the concert of Katerina Papadopoulou, with songs-stations from the Greek Revolution until today.
"Both the residents of Chios and the visitors have embraced the Festival from the first moment and look forward to it every year", he underlined.