The Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce a concert focused on the work of the Greek conductor and pianist, Dr. Marios Papadopoulos MBE, founder and music director of the Oxford Philharmonic, resident orchestra at the University of Oxford in England. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen's 2014 New Year's Honours List for his services to Music.
The evening will be divided into two parts, starting with an introduction to the new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, which Maestro Papadopoulos will be conducting in Athens in March 2019 at the Niarchos Cultural Center in collaboration with the Greek National Opera. The director Aexandros Efklidis will briefly talk about his groundbreaking production with visuals depicting the design and sets, followed by a performance of arias and duets from the opera, performed by the Greek National Opera's coloratura-soprano Vassiliki Karayanni and baritone Dionysios Sourbis, who are coming from Athens.
In the second portion of the evening, Maestro Papadopoulos will be joined by two principals from the Oxford Philharmonic, concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko, and solo cello Mats Lidström, in a performance of Tchaikovsky's epic Piano Trio in A minor. A reception with Dr. Papadopoulos and the performers will follow the concert.