Today Mikis Theodorakis turns 85 years old. Theodorakis was born July 29th,1925 in Xios. He occupies a unique position in the musical and intellectual history of our times. His worldwide hit Zorba’s Dance is one of the most popular melodies of all time. Mikis Theodorakis continues to display a wealth of compositional inspiration and creativeness despite his 85th birthday. In order to celebrate his birthday, both old and new friends of his created a music program as a birthday present at The Lukavitos Theatre. Everyone will sing “Happy Birthday” to him and offer him a cake made by Stelios Parliaros.
The event will be hosted by Aleksis Kwstalas along with the folk orchestra band “Mikis Theodorakis” whom will appear on stage and sing Mikis’ favourite songs. The composers are Ζülfü Livaneli, Loukianos Kilaidonis, Laurentis Maxairitsas and Dionusis Savvopoulos. The scheduled singers are Nena Venetsanou, Kalliopi Vetta, Lia Vissi, Maria Vlaxou, Petros Gaitanos, Glukeria, Dwros Dimosthenous, Vasia Zilou, Antonis Kalogiannis, Vassilis Lekkas, Mary Linta, Dimitris Bassis, Petros Pandis, Sofia Papazoglou, Natalia Rasouli, Giannis Sidiras, Maria Farantouri, Alexandros Xatzis and Lina Orfanos. Many actors will take part in that celebration dedicated to our great song writer and composer such as Kakia Igerinou, Giannis Mpezos, Katerina Papoutsaki, Bessu Malfa, Panagiwtis Petrakis, Anna Fonsou, Vassilis Charalampopoulos, the composer and pianist Gerhard Folkerts and the younger one Areti Ketime.
The concert is entitled :”85 years Mikis Theodorakis” and will take place in Lukavitos Theatre tonight at 21:00 p.m. The concert is already a sold out!
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