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Cultural Events Announced To Celebrate New Opening Hours Of Museums In Greece

Greek National Opera's Professional Dance School

Greek National Opera’s Professional Dance School

As of 1 April, 33 Greek archaeological sites and museums will be extending their operating hours and remain open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, until the end of the season.

To highlight the news, a series of cultural events have been announced to take place throughout Greece.

Cultural events in Greece on 1 April

Children of the GNO Chorus alongside Chorus Mistress Mata Katsouli. Photo: nationalopera.gr

Children of the GNO Chorus alongside Chorus Mistress Mata Katsouli. Photo: nationalopera.gr

Athens
Greek National Opera
5pm – The Greek National Opera’s Children’s Choir will give a unique concert with works by Britten, Mozart, Hadjidakis, etc., under the direction of chorus mistress Mata Katsouli, at the Propylaea of the Acropolis (within the archaeological site of the Acropolis).
6pm – The students of the Greek National Opera’s Professional Dance School will present improvisations in the courtyard of the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Piano: Theodoris Reglis.
7pm – Soloists of the Greek National Opera Georgia Iliopoulou (soprano) and Dimitris Paksoglou (tenor) will perform popular arias and favorites duets of composers Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Lehar, etc, in the “Hall of the Altar” of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Piano: Sofia Tamvakopoulou.

Thessaloniki State Symphony OrchestraThessaloniki
7pm – Concert of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in the atrium of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki at the Museum of Byzantine Culture.

Delphi
Concert featuring traditional instruments of the Parnassos area and traditional dances of the “Chorostasi” club  at the entrance of the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Olympia
Piano Recital by Kostoula Sakka in the atrium of the Museum of Ancient Olympia.

Sparta
Concert by the Sparta Philharmonic at the entrance of the Archaeological Site of Mystras.

Nafplion
Concert Choir under the direction of maestro Theodosis Antoniadis at the Palamidi Fortress.

Delos
Music event in the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

Mycenae
Music event at the entrance of the archaeological site.

Epidaurus
Traditional dances at the entrance of the archaeological site.

Rhodes
7pm – Concert of the Philharmonic at the Grand Masters Palace.

Corfu
Concert at the entrance of the Museum of Asian Art.

Santorini
Piano recital of Myrto Asimakopoulou at the entrance of the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri.

Heraklion
Concert of the Heraklion Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra at the entrance of the Archaeological Site of Knossos.

Lasithi
Music event on Spinalonga and boat ride to the island.

All events will begin at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

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