• Berlin Philharminic Live from Athens
The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra will perform the prestigious annual European Concert, at the Athens Concert Hall on May 1. The repertoire includes Rossini’s Semiramide Overture, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Schumann’s Symphony No 3 “Rhenish.” Leonidas Kavakos will be the soloist at the Violin Concerto; Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting. The concert will be broadcast live at 11am – on ARD, rbb's Kulturradio and at the Digital Concert Hall. The European Concert, with which Berliner Philharmoniker celebrates its foundation in 1882, takes place every year on May 1.
  • International Jazz Day 2015 at Syros
Having hosted several artistic events, the impressive town of Ermoupoli has been chosen as the place where the International Jazz Day 2015 will be celebrated in Greece. This year’s programme includes concerts, as well as other artistic events, which will take place in front of the Town Hall and in other venues in Ermoupoli. APOLLON, the first Hellenic Jazz Competition, will also take place as part of the festival. The competition will be held from April 27 to May 5, while the award ceremony will take place on May 6, at the famous Apollon Theatre.

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  • Andreas Kalvos: Correspondence
A new publication on Andreas Kalvos, one of the most important Greek poets, contemporary of the Greek Independence War, will be launched at the Benaki Museum on May 6. The two-volume publication of the poet’s Correspondence (1813-1869), edited by Dimitris Arvanitakis, in collaboration with Lefkios Zafeiriou, presents for the first time to the public the complete set of letters, of which the poet was recipient or sender. Some 388 letters and notes reveal the details of his life and his intellectual formation, the diverse environments in which he moved (Italy, Switzerland, England, France, Greece) and the people with whom he interacted.

  • Adhocracy [Athens] @ Onassis Cultural Centre
The exhibition Adhocracy, opening tonight (April 29) at the Onassis Cultural Centre, is about the revolution in contemporary design. It features artists who are guided by the will to change the system, focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and localised know-how. Visitor will see projects that challenge the notions of design itself and discuss its relationship with other social fields, such as political and economic life. Many parallel events and workshop will be held during the exhibition, which will run until July 5.