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Musicians of Camerata – The Friends of Music Orchestra
The ERT ChoirThe City of Athens

About the work

Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall celebrates its 30th anniversary and offers you the unique opportunity for this immersive experience where you can choose to enjoy the concert from the eyes of the Maestro or a member of the orchestra for the first time. Useful tips for enjoying the interactive 360° viewing: 360° viewing is provided through YouTube for easy access from all smart devices (mobile phones, tablets, desktop computers, TVs). We suggest you use wi-fi or ethernet to avoid data charges. For optimum experience you should have at least 15Mbps bandwidth. To view on a mobile, tablet or smart TV please download and use the YouTube app. Smart TVs that have the Youtube app offer the 360° view. Alternatively, you can project the content on your Smart TV from your mobile or tablet (casting) through Airplay or Chromecast (as long as your device offers the option) and control the view through your device. Please ensure your device is running on the most recent updates of the operating system, browser and app. A unique, rare and magnificent performance of Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven in period instruments marking the 30th anniversary of the official opening of Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall. The first concert given at the Christos Lambrakis Hall, then Friends of Music Hall, on 21 March 1991, was a recital by viola soloist Yuri Bashmet. At that time, the hall’s spectacular acoustics offered a unique experience to the audience who came to enjoy the new jewel of the country’s cultural scene. Today, 30 years later, Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall takes a new innovative step, by presenting for the first time in Greece a classical music concert streaming in 360° video, thus offering the public yet another unique audiovisual experience. Beethoven’s crowning symphonic work is interpreted by the award-winning Musicians of Camerata – The Friends of Music Orchestra, well-known in Greece and abroad for their historical interpretation practices, under the musical direction of internationally acclaimed conductor George Petrou. They are joined by four Greek vocal soloists who have already distinguished themselves in lyrical theatres around the world: soprano Myrtò Papathanasiu, mezzosoprano Mary-Hellen Nezi, tenor Vassilis Kavayias and bass Christophoros Stamboglis. The magnificent polyphonic parts of the Ode to Joy will be interpreted by the members of the ERT Choir (musical preparation – coaching: Michalis Patseas, piano accompaniment: Pavlos Sifnaios) and the Choir of the Municipality of Athens (coaching: Stavros Beris). Online streaming using 360° video, which has been used primarily in broadcasting large rock concerts and less frequently in classical music, allows the viewer to choose where to focus his attention on the concert which is recorded with three different cameras. This option is available to viewers using their mobile, computer or smart TV. The concert is broadcast as part of the Megaron Online programme on the website, Youtube and Facebook page of Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall and will be available on all platforms until 27 April 2021. In addition, the public of all ages will be able to watch it freely for one year on the Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall website (on demand) and YouTube channel.
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