Eleftheria Arvanitaki Concert: "Second Life"
Time of show 22:30
In the concert titled Second Life, Eleftheria Arvanitaki presents her special relationship with poetry. With choices from across her repertory, she treats her audience to the lyricism of Greek poetry set to music. Since the start of her career, she has interpreted in a unique manner poetry by Sappho, Maria Polydouri, Kostas Karyotakis, Napoleon Lapathiotis, Giorgos Ioannou, Odysseas Elytis, Dionysis Kapsalis, Michalis Ganas, as well as couplets from our demotic tradition, in collaboration with great composers such as Nikos Mamangakis, Nikos Xydakis, Manolis Pappos, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Ara Dinkjian, Christos Nikolopoulos. Eleftheria Arvanitaki brings Greek poetry to life in the process of conveying it to a wide audience through her concerts in Greece and abroad. Her keen sensitivity and expressive potency impart a second, new life to every verse that she interprets.
The concept and curation of the program belong to Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Leda Roumani, while the musical arrangements are by Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis. By her side are the following musicians: Yorgos Georgiades (bass), Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis (drums), Yannis Kyrimkyrides (piano), Nikos Mermingas (lavta, bouzouki, lute, mandolin), Dimitris Tsakas (saxophone).