Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta's third time to perform in Greece, with the participation of two specs 'n' arts artists, Greek soloists, Nikos Spanatis, countertenor and Alexandros Sarakenidis, pianist and works by A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, C. Gluck, W. A. Mozart, E. Grieg, E. Elgar, N. Skalkotas, J. Sibelius.
Invited by Rhodes Municipality to present two concerts with different programme on 9 & 10 August, the orchestra enjoys great national and international acclaim performing worldwide on such prestigious stages as the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia in Russia, Cologne Philharmonic Hall in Germany and at music festivals such as Ars Musica in Brussels, Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo, Mittelfest and Emilia Romagna in Italy, Oleg Kagan International Music Festival in Kreuth am Tegernsee in Germany, Saint Petersburg Easter Festival in Russia, Iitti Music Festival in Finland, Riga Music Festival Artissimo in Latvia, among many others.
Rhodes has been important since ancient times. The ancient city of Rhodes, the construction of which began in 407 BC, was designed according to the city planning system devised by the greatest city planner of antiquity, Hippodamus of Miletus. Rhodes soon developed into one of the most important seafaring and trading centres in the Eastern Mediterranean. In 1309 the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem conquered Rhodes. They built strong fortifications to protect the island, turning it into an important administrative centre and a thriving multinational medieval city. In 1523 Rhodes was conquered by the Ottoman Turks, and the Greeks had to settle outside the city walls. During the Ottoman occupation, new buildings were erected within the Old Town, mainly mosques and baths. In 1912 Rhodes and the rest of the Dodecanese, were seized by the Italians. The new rulers embellished the city with magnificent buildings, wide roads and squares. The Palace of the Grand Master was rebuilt and the Street of the Knights was reconstructed in order to regain its medieval purity. It was not until 1948 that Rhodes officially became part of Greece. In 1988 the Medieval City of Rhodes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dates:9 & 10 August 2016
Organised by:Rhodes Municipality - Department of Culture
Venue:Palace of the Grand Magistrate
Address:Rhodes medieval town