IONIA GROUP: ON THE TRAILS OF TRADITION
From Thrace to Crete
And from the Ionian Islands to Asia Minor
A musical performance dedicated to a great performer of Greek traditional music, Chronis Aidonidis.
The yards of small houses with tiled roofs still smell of basil, the aroma of tsipouro is lingering in the air, sounds from the past are heard on the streets. The refugee neighbourhood of Nea Ionia has given life to new musicians and groups of advanced technique and performance in traditional music.
The Ionia Group was created twelve years ago by Nektarios Demelis, the group’s Artistic Director. It consists of two orchestras, two choirs (children’s and adults’) and a department for traditional instruments. The choirs are conducted by Kornelia Frangogianni.
Ionia Orchestra & Choir
Members of MOYSA – TCH Youth Symphony Orchestra
With the participation of the dance groups:
Thracian Hearth of Thessaloniki
Chorostates Cultural Association of Thessaloniki
Dance Group of Thessaloniki
Director Maria Thomopoulou
Camera & editing Antonis Mandranis
Choir Conductor Kornelia Frangogianni
Artistic Director Nektarios Demelis
€22, €15, €10, €8 (reduced)