“I consider my musical work as a whole. Besides, I seek the works of the same period (and not only) to be united in small sets of works (songs, agreements, operas) with common musical themes so that they travel through time as companions and all together compose small musical galaxies “.
These poetic words of Mikis Theodorakis inspired the title of the exhibition – “My Galaxy: Mikis Theodorakis”, which was inaugurated at the Concert Hall by the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, and a large banner with small light signs to highlight his countless works, which like “stars” shine in the musical universe of the Greek great composer.
The anniversary exhibition for the 96 years of Mikis Theodorakis illuminates the many and different aspects of his musical and political legacy. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall Organization and the Music Library of the Association “Friends of Music” – “Lillian Voudouri” which since 1997 keeps the complete archive of the composer.
It’s the first time that the original documents of Mikis Theodorakis Archive are exhibited, so visitors will have the opportunity to get in touch, learn the story behind each one and discover hidden historical treasures. Furthermore, for the first time, these documents are framed by rare audiovisual material, highlighting the volume and diversity of the personality and work of the great composer and political activist.
The exhibition will be open for the public from 8 – 31.7.2021 at Megaron – Athens Concert Hall.
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