March-April Music Afternoons

Thursday, 1 March - Thursday, 5 April, 2012

Within the context of the program ‘A day at the Acropolis Museum’, the Museum continues its program of music afternoons, in collaboration with the City of Athens Technopolis and presents a series of music performances titled ‘Greek Crossroads: a meeting with an Anthology of International Music’ on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March and on 5 April 2012, at 5 p.m., on the balcony of the second floor overlooking the Archaic Gallery.

Thursday 1 March: Music compositions by Markos Vamvakaris and traditional Argentine Tango. Performance: Duo De Dos. See video

Thursday 8 March: ‘The National School meets Baroque’. Performance: Echo String-Guitar Quintet. See video

Thursday 15 March: ‘Traditional Greek roads and Baroque’. Performance: Duo Arioso

Thursday 22 March: ‘Orient Express - Greek roads in the Balkans and in Vienna’. Performance: Kyriakos Gouventas See video

Thursday 29 March: ‘Eptanisa composers of the National School meet romantic composers’. Performance: Metallon Brass Quintet See video

Thursday 5 April: ‘Greek and Turkish composers from the City’. Performance: Christos Tsiamoulis – Sokratis Sinopoulos See video

Moreover, on the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of 25 March 2012, entry will be free on that day for all visitors at the Acropolis Museum from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. At 12 noon, on the balcony of the second floor that overlooks the Archaic Gallery, Marios Strofalis will present the piano recital “Great Day, Great Greek Composers”. See video

At 5 p.m., the Athens Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra will present a music program in the ground floor lobby of the Museum, in view of the Hekatompedos pediment.

On the same day, Museum Archaeologists – Hosts will present visitors for the first time in the Parthenon Gallery the 32nd metope on the north side of the Parthenon building, which was left intact in the turbulent years around 400 AD. Archaeological research has attributed the preservation of this metope to the fact that the scene was thought to portray the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The Metope of the Annunciation was recently taken down from the Parthenon and having undergone conservation treatment, it was placed in the Acropolis Museum.

Click here to view pictures of the music performances posted on the Museum’s Facebook page.