PRESS RELEASE 2013
With twenty creative years behind it, the Sani Festival is now entering a new age, full of renewed energy and initiatives which promise a future even richer in wonderful music!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the new Sani Festival logo – a beating heart – is the perfect illustration of our vision: an inexhaustible passion for the arts, expressed through ambitions and new initiatives which continually raise the level of our own and our audiences’ expectations.
Our objectives have always been ambitious, and every year so far the success of the Festival has far outstripped our original expectations. It is only natural, with a record like this, that we should continue looking ahead, seeking new ways to renew the Festival experience while remaining faithful to the highest aesthetic standards.
And so this year, with unabated enthusiasm and passion – the best way to confront the current crisis –the Jazz on the Hill programme will be featuring prominent female vocalists, with appearances by some of the top performers in international jazz, like the sensational China Moses, daughter of the famous jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater (12/07), the unique Cassandra Wilson (13/7) and Madeleine Peyroux (14/7), followed on 20/7 by the Belgian world-music composer Myriam Alter, who draws on her cultural roots in the Sephardic tradition.
The Greek Music programme will feature artists with a distinctive personal style: Savina Yannatou will be presenting a range of works specially chosen for the Sani Festival, ranging from Mediterranean music to compositions by Manos Hatzidakis and Lena Platonos, while Dimitris Maramis has set to music the Erotokritos of V. Kornaro, to be premiered as Erotokritos in Blues & Improvisations (3/8). Manolis Mitsias with Afrodite Manou and Yannis Miliokas will close the section with a concert of favorite memorable songs, entitled as "Songs that last".
Cinema returns to the Sani Festival this year with a two-day tribute to the best short films receiving international awards, presented in collaboration with the Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival (15-16/8). And finally, a prominent feature of this year’s programme will be our collaboration with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki and its superb conductor Alexandros Murat, who will be presenting an Opera Gala: a tribute to Verdi (17/8), featuring distinguished opera singers.
See you at the Sani Hill!
Sani Festival Artistic Director: Olga Tabouris - Babalis
For more information, contact: 2310 317 327, 2310 312 320
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July 2013 - Programme
Jazz on the Hill
12.07: China Moses & Raphaël Lemonnier
13.07: Cassandra Wilson
14.07: Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room
Sounds of the World
20.07: Myriam Alter