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Greek music for the opera and other forms of the performing arts in the 20th century

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Greek music for the opera and other forms of the performing arts in the 20th century

Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall

March 27-28, 2009 in Athens, Greece

The Music Library of Greece "Lilian Voudouri", Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra, and the Greek Composers Union are organizing an international conference on "Greek music for the opera and other forms of the performing arts in the 20th century" within the context of the 5th annual cycle of the "Hellenic Music Festivities".

The main objective of the conference is to bring to the attention of specialists in the international community, the music of Greek composers for the stage, in the 20th century. It will focus on the presentation of historical and traditional genres and forms, along with new and contemporary musical trends, and their interaction with various aspects of the performing arts.

Contributions may address any of the following topic areas:

-opera, operetta, musical
-incidental music
-dance music, ballet
-music theatre, experimental music theatre, instrumental theatre
-film music
-new forms (sound installations, video art, etc.)

Conference languages will be Greek and English.

Papers, in Greek or English, should be of 20 minutes duration, and should be presented as an abstract of not more than 250 words. Abstracts and curricula vitae should be submitted by November 10, 2008 by email to conference2009@megaron.gr. Please include contact information. An outline programme of the conference will be announced on January 15, 2009 so that participants can make their travel arrangements.

Conference information: http://www.mmb.org.gr/page/default.asp?la=2&id=4509

Conference committee:

Theodore Antoniou (Greek Composers Union)
Byron Fidetzis (Athens State Orchestra)
Ilias Giannopoulos (Music Library of Greece)
Stephanie Merakos (Music Library of Greece)
Markos Tsetsos (University of Athens)
Nikos Tsouchlos (Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall)
Panos Vlagopoulos (Ionian University)
Dimitris Yannou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

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