Gioconda’s Smile – Chamber Ensemble Arrangement

Gioconda’s Smile (Greek: Το Χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντας) is one of the most famous albums by Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. It is considered one of the classic albums of 20th-century music in Greece. The album was recorded in New York in 1965, with Quincy Jones as producer. It was first released in USA in 1965 with twelve orchestral songs, and that same year in Greece, but “The Athletes” and “The Soldier” […]


Manos Hadjidakis; the man, the music

We are excited to be bringing this back to London with a performance at the Vortex Jazz Club on Sunday, March 31st! “Το πρόσωπο του τέρατος και ο φόβος μήπως το συνηθίσουμε” “The face of the monster, and the fear we might grow accustomed to it…” Revealing the profound, at time prophetic, musings of this cherished Greek composer and exploring the range of his music, beyond his most famous achievement […]


Spring at the Cathedral 2019

Manos Hadjidakis’s ‘Gioconda’s smile’ at the Archangel Michael church in Golders Green.   ‘Το Χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντα’ του Μάνου Χατζιδάκι στον Αρχάγγελο Μιχαήλ στο Golders Green.   Tickets £10. For reservations call 02084557510 or email [email protected]   The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Cross & St. Michael, Golders Green Rd, London NW11 8HL