Concerts

Shigeru Umebayashi
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation |

25 years of music for cinema magic!

Ume in Concert

Conductor: Dirk Brossé
Soprano: Savina Yannatou
Soloist of wind instruments: Sandro Friedrich

OTICONS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GREECE
THE COMPOSER OF CINEMA SUCCESS
SHIGERU UMEBAYASHI

4th & 5th December 2010 at MICHAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATION
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF JAPANESE EMBASSY & GREEK-JAPANESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


OTICONS PRODUCTIONS invites Shigeru Umebayashi for the first time to Greece, at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, where he is going to perform 3 concerts and a Master Class on the fields of cinema music composition. His upcoming visit to Greece is a unique event for whole Europe, as Shigeru Umebayashi has performed recently just twice in Europe, in two Cinema Festivals, in Ghent (2009) and Cracow (2010). Despite the fact that he is active for more than 25 years, as a composer, in the fields of cinema, his music has crossed over the borders of Japan and approached the western audience during, just, the last 10 years. His name is Shigeru Umebayashi. The composer who has worked with Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love”, “2046”) and with Zhang Yimou (“House of Flying Daggers”, “Curse of the Golden Flower”) has created a whole new trend of friends for cinema soundtracks due to his exceptional and unique melodies.

Just six years following the release of “2046” in the movies – one of the most broadcasted soundtracks in Greek radio stations during the last decade as well- the Japanese composer is going to visit Athens, in order to perform three unique concerts. Besides the above well-known soundtracks for Asian productions that he participated in, at his concerts in Athens he will perform soundtracks for western productions of his as well, like “Hannibal Rising” and “Incendiary”, as well as the soundtrack for the Tom Ford’s film “A Single Man” (2009).

Shigeru Umebayashi’s (or Ume as he prefers to be called) music will be performed by the brand new Greek orchestra and chorus, at its first global premiere, entitled as “Oticons Orchestra & Choir”, that has been created in order to be exclusively focused on concerts referring to cinema or television soundtracks, in and out of the country.

Oticons Orchestra & Choir will be conducted by the most significant in action conductor in the fields of cinema music, the Belgian, Dirk Brossé. This experienced conductor has performed with the greatest orchestras in the world, in venues like Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Center in London, while in 2009 he was chosen by the famous composer John Williams to conduct the world tour of “Star Wars in Concert”. For him, as well as for the composer Ume, it is going to be the first appearance before Greek audience.

Oticons Orchestra & Choir will be accompanied by the Swiss virtuoso for ethnic wind instruments, Sandro Friedrich and the significant Greek singer with an international career, Savina Yannatou.

On Saturday 4/12/2010 at 19:30 and at 22:00

and on Sunday 5/12/2010 at 20:30

 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) TAVROS

Tel.: +30 210 341 8550
Fax: +30 210 341 8570
 Tickets:
+30 210 3418579 Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00

Tickets are also available at the Foundation’s Box Office (Piraeus 206, Tavros) Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00

Ticket pre-sales available at PUBLIC:
Syntagma Square
Karayeorgi Servias 1, Syntagma Square, Athens Tel. 210 3246210

Piraeus
Grigoriou Lambraki 152-154, Piraeus Tel. 210 4126400

Public Open hours:
Saturday, 09:00 – 20:00
Daily, 09:00 – 21:00

Hall: Theatre
Tickets:
€35

Public Transportation
Buses:

  • 049 (Piraeus-Omonia), Tavros stop
  • 914 (Omonia – Lachanagora – Palaia Kokkinia), Tavros stop

From Goudi:

  • 815 (Goudi, Vas. Sofias, Panepistimiou, Omonia, Tavros), Tavros stop

Subway:
Kifissia – Piraeus, Tavros stop (12’ walking distance to “POLYTROPON”)

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