Phonès: The Poets behind the songs | A musical tribute to Greek poetry

Thanasis Gavos   Sunday, 14 April 2019; 6:30-8:30pm

“Voices, loved and idealized,
of those who have died, or of those
lost for us like the dead.

Sometimes they speak to us in dreams;
sometimes deep in thought the mind hears them.
And with their sound for a moment return
sounds from our life’s first poetry—
like music at night, distant, fading away”
“Voices”. C.P. Cavafy

The poets behind the songs

Author Konstantinos Alsinos and pianist Angelina Chatzimisiou perform together on a musical tribute to Greek poets and their “Phonès” (voices). A musical journey into their work , including well-known songs based on their poetry, readings and some original compositions. An “anthology” of poems which are still very much alive in Greek music and do influence our modern times thanks to our greatest composers’ work (like M. Theodorakis, M. Hatzidakis and Th. Mikroutsikos).

The whole event will be performed in Greek.

Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 18:30.

The Water Rats
328 Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross, WC1X 8BZ London

Tickets: £7 online (+booking fee)
£10 on the door

Seats will be available for all ticket holders allocated on a first come first served basis.

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