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18.09.2017 / Announcements


Saturday, 23 September 2017

In the context of the artistic activities of Art Night Athens

First Stop: Acropolis Museum
Guided Tour of the Exhibition ‘εmotions: a World of Emotions’

Second Stop: Onassis Library
Recital with repertory inspired by the exhibition

The Acropolis Museum and the Onassis Foundation participate in the large-scale artistic activities of Art Night Athens organized by atenistas. Together they create ‘A Night Full of Emotions’ for this evening of celebration of art and culture that will take place on Saturday, 23 September. Through the exhibition εmotions, presented at the Acropolis Museum on the initiative of the Onassis Foundation, a group of visitors will be initiated into the emotions of the ancient world. This initiation essentially consists of two consecutive events: an enjoyable tour of the exhibition (at 20:00) guided by specialized staff of the Acropolis Museum, and a recital at Onassis Library (Amalias 56, 21:00) with music compositions inspired by the exhibition’s themes.

To participate* in these events, please send an email at
from Monday, 18 September to Wednesday, 20 September 2017.
* Due to limited availability, tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The same group of visitors will participate in both activities.

Guided tour of the exhibition ‘εmotions: a World of Emotions’
The exhibition by the Onassis Cultural Centre New York, which has moved and excited both public and critics across the Atlantic, has opened in Greece since the summer on the initiative of the Onassis Foundation and with the Acropolis Museum as a co-organizer. From 18 July to 19 November 2017, the invisible universe of emotions of the personal, social, and political life of the ancient world is highlighted at the country’s leading museum through 129 masterpieces originally hosted at the most important museums of Greece and abroad. Love, eros, desire, hatred, sadness, rage: this wonderful exhibition and its narrative bring to the fore the presence of a range of emotions in life and the culture of ancient Greece. It also underlines their importance in understanding ancient Greek art, literature, history, political life, society, and religion.

Overall Co-Ordination
Dimitrios Pantermalis       

Angelos Chaniotis
Nikolaos Kaltsas
Ioannis Mylonopoulos

Eleni Spartsi – schema4 architects

Saturday, 23 September | 20:00 | Acropolis Museum

Recital on εmotions

This recital is a music journey to emotions through narratives and references to myths and gods. It takes as its starting point representatives of the German lied such as Schubert, Brahms, and Wolf; the verses of  songs chosen draw inspiration from ancient Greece. Next stop is opera arias that feature Eurydice, Iphigenia, Ilia, and Medea. These are followed by extracts from Thomas Sleeper’s Phaedra, a work full of passion and rage. The recital concludes with two beautiful songs from Magnus Eroticus (O Megalos Erotikos) by Manos Hadjidakis. 

The recital will take its audience on a journey through eros, rage, jealousy, anger, sadness, empathy, and love. Two distinguished soloists, who have been praised by critics for their interpretations, Myrsini Margariti and Zoe Zeniodi lead us on this journey where we discover many aspects of ancient Greece that has inspired artists and creators.

Zoe Zeniodi, piano
Myrsini Margariti, soprano

F. Schubert     Ganymed
J. Brahms        Sapphische Ode, An eine Äolscharfe
H. Wolf           Anakreons Grab
W. A. Mozart Zeffiretti lusinghieri (Ilia, Idomeneo)
C. W. Gluck   Che fiero momento (Eurydice, Orfeo ed Eurydice)
T. Sleeper      Phaedra
C.W. Gluck    O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (Iphigénie, Iphigénie en Tauride)
L. Cherubini   Dei tuoi figli la madre (Medea, Medea)
M. Hadjidakis Kelomae se Goggyla; Eros, you God of Love (Magnus Eroticus)

Saturday, 23 September | 21:00 | Onassis Library

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