From 24 July until 19 September 2015 the “Heraia-Pythagorean” Festival will be held in the city of Pythagorion. The festival sought to represent the ancient feastival of Heraion.

Program:

Friday, 24 July 2015, Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion: “A Tribute to Melina Mercouri”.

Starting Time: 21:00

Tina Alexopoulou will perform well-known songs, previously performed by Melina Mercouri herself in concerts all around the world.

Monday, 17 August 2015, Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion: “Say it with a Myth: Songs Inspired by Ancient Myths”.

Starting Time: 21:00

Vocals: Dimitra Tsianikas, Piano: Panagiotis Gogos. The “Lycurgus” Children’s Choir of the Cultural Association of Pythagorion Samos, under the direction of George Koumaradiou, will also participate in the concert.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion: “Mikis Theodorakis: The Ecumenical”

Starting Time: 21:00

Musical performance (recital) by soprano Sonia Theodoridou entitled “Mikis Theodorakis: 90 Years”. “Mobile” Orchestra will also participate, with Theodore Orphanides as its conductor.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, Banks of Imvrasos River, Heraion Samos: “The Feast of Heraia: The Heraia in Heraion”

Starting Time: 20:00

Representation of the ancient festival of Heraia, taking place in the banks of Imvrasos River (theater, dancing, and music events are scheduled).

Thursday, 20 August 2015, From the entrance of the Ancient Temple of Hera to the Port of Pythagorion: “The Feast of Heraia: Women’s Race and a Big Procession of Heraia”.

Program:

Women’s Race: In the entrance of the Ancient Temple of Hera, Starting Time: 19:30

Heraia Procession: Main Road of Pythagoreon, Starting Time: 21:00

Festivities: Port of Pythagorion, Starting Time: 21:45

Saturday, 19 September 2015: “From Vourla to Vourliotes with George Seferis’s Poetry as a Boat”

Starting Time: 19:00

During this tribute, to the Greek Poet and Nobel Prize Winner for Literature (1963) George Seferis, the impact of the Ionian Thought to Seferis’s poetry will be discussed, while Zafeiroula Hadjifotiou will read a set of selected poems.

Artistic Directors: Sotiris Margioris and Themis Rodamitis.

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