Live-Bio is proud to host a number of the musicians for the 2016 Saronic Chamber Orchestra Festival. The Saronic Chamber Orchestra Festival is an annual meeting dedicated to the exploration and performance of chamber music that takes place on Poros, Galatas, Hydra, Spetses and -for the first time this year- the island of Kythera.
The festival takes place from the 28 July to 9 of August 2016. You can find the full schedule of concerts and buy tickets online at this link.
The important personalities of the festival
Other than the wonderful musicians and volunteers who make this gathering of world-class artists happen, the Saronic Chamber Orchestra Festival is supported by our evergreen neighbour, Virginia Kalyvas, whose magnificent home is located right next to the entrance of our property. She is a native Australian who has loved Greece and our region, and a person to treasure in our neighbourhood.
We attended the first concert at the Galatas high school and we were blown away by the discovery of Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern, as well as Czech composer Leoš Janáček. We then received a first hand explanation of the significance and meaning of their work from our Live-Bio guest, Steven Dann, who opened up a new world of musical knowledge to our artistic universe.
The musicians of the Saronic Chamber Orchestra 2016 Festival
Words are not enough, we are definitely attending more of the concerts. And we look forward to spending time with the excellent musicians! They all have impressive biographies and it is a real treat to listen to them, not only during the performances, but also during their practice sessions (luckily for us, some of them are taking place at Live-Bio premises!). The musicians performing at this year’s Saronic Chamber Orchestra Festival are: Francis Kefford, Steven Dann, Benjamin Bowman, Ariel Barnes, Clemens Linder, Jannis Agraniotis, James Barralet, Bogdan Bozovic, Anna Blackmur, Ruth Gibson.
Lastly, for Greek speakers, the daily paper Kathimerini has also written about the Saronic Chamber Orchestra Ensemble.
Get to know the artists