Kroustofonia Ensemble at the Athens Concert Hall
12 Jan 2003
Kroustofonia Musical Ensemble gives a concert at Friends of Music Hall at the Athens Concert Hall, in the context of Sunday mornings at the Concert Hall. The series of concerts, organized every year by the Athens Concert Hall, is addressed to a mostly young audience and aims to familiarize children and teenagers with the wonderful world of music.
Kroustofonia Musical Ensemble interprets works by Andre and Jacques Phillidor (March for two timpani), Camille Saint-Saens (Le cygne), Henry Mancini (The baby elephant walk), Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian dance), Henry Hankock (Cantaloop Island), Joe and George Green (Xylophone), Karl Heinz Wiberny (Ulla IN Africa) and Aram Khatchaturjan (Sable Dance).
The Ensemble continues its concert by presenting dances from Greek tradition (Suite on Greek dances), Mambo no 5 by Perez Prado, Freedom Jazz Dance by Eddie Harris and traditional Brazilian Samba Batukata.
Krustofonia was founded in 1998 and since then it has given several concerts in events organized by the city of Athens. The ensemble was created in the context of the Panhellenic Percussion Instruments Association. It consists of: Alexandros Christidis, Athina Kapsetaki, Charalambos Taliadouros, Styliani Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Karatzas, Panayiotis Koliavassilis, Alexandros Yiovannos, Marinos Tranoudakis, Petros Bynios, Vassilis Panayiotopoulos, Odysseas Stefanis and Dimos Dimitriadis.
Alexandros Christridis is the artistic director of the Ensemble. His career began in Kievo, where he studied music. He has participated in many concerts and recordings in Greece and abroad and in numerous festival, too. From 1982 to 1987 he has been leading the Percussion Instruments Ensemble of the National Opera. From 1987 to 1992 he has been member of ERT television Symphony Orchestra, while from 1992 he has been leader at the Athens State Orchestra.
Alexandros Christidis in the first Greek musician to interpret Psapfa for percussion instruments soloist by Ianis Xenakis.
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