The Adelaide suburb of Woodville is preparing for a musical feast celebrating legendary Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. The tribute concert will take place on Saturday at the Woodville Town Hall. Mikis Theodorakis is one of the most famous Greek composers and songwriters. His music has touched the hearts of Greeks worldwide for decades, and dazzles all who listen to it. Some of the music he has composed is not only recognizable in Greece, but around the world, notably the Zorba the Greek film score.
His many songs recounting the country’s struggle for freedom and justice remain popular with all generations of Greeks. Theodorakis’ works combine inspirations derived from Byzantine, folk and urban music.
The concert tribute is being presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia. The lineup for Saturday’s event includes bouzouki player Angelo Avramakis and the voices of Tassos Bouyessis (State Opera, Australian Three Tenors), Anthea Sidiropoulos (Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show), Vasilis Ioannides (Harama, Notes), and Johanna Saltis (Themelia, Meraki). They will perform alongside a 14-piece orchestra under the direction of Dr. Demeter Tsounis. Tickets for the event are available at a cost of $30.00. For more information, please call the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia at (08) 8231 4307.