CULTURE

PROGRAMM OF 48th OLYMPUS FESTIVAL

The leading cultural event of Pieria, the Olympus Festival this year starts on Sunday 30 June 2019 with guest of honor country Israel. The program contains a multitude of productions, music concerts, film screenings, and speeches archaeological content.

SUNDAY JUNE 30TH, DION – Ancient theatre

Opening event in honor of the Honored Country Soloists: Liora Simon, Ronia Topalidou, Babis Velissarios, Dimitrios Honos, Christos Taschounidis, Miltiades Kassaras Conductor: Efthymios Mavridis Performance starts at: 20.30

Free Entrance

JULY (performance at 21.30)

WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD – DION – Ancient theatre Concert

20 years Music School of Katerini TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

With the participation of The Traditional orchestra by the graduates of the Music School, the Music School’s traditional choir, Guest artist Lakis Chalkias 

General admission 5 €

 

SATURDAY JULY 6TH – DION – Ancient theatre

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Translated by Yannis Lignadis Directed by Konstantinos Markoulakis Music by Minos Matsas Leading actors: Dimitris Lignadis (Oedipous), Amalia Moutousi (Iokasti), Nikos Chatzopoulos (Kreon)

Tickets: 20€ regular 15€ reduced

 

MONDAY JULY 8TH DION – Center of Mediterranean Mosaics

Narration with music – “Sephardi Jews of Thessaloniki and their songs”

Presentation – speech by Leon A. Nar (Dr. of Modern Greek Language, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – author) With the participation of the musical ensemble Pellegrinaggio al levante ensemble Supported by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki

Free Entrance

 

 

TUESDAY  JULY 9TH DION – Center of Mediterranean Mosaics

Documentary on Mount Olympus climbing, by the 2nd High School of Voula, Attica Music concert by Dion Youth Orchestra

Free entrance

 

 

TUESDAY JULY 9TH KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre

Screening בלילה שניים – 2Night Romantic comedy, 2011, 87’ Directed by: Roi Werner Co-organized with the Cinema Club of Katerini

Free entrance

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 10TH DION – Ancient theatre

Association of Pontian Pierias – 100th Anniversary of the Pontian Genocide Performance: “Ti Trihas to Gefyrin” (The Bridge of Triha) Directed by Charis Amanatidis

General admission: 7€

 

FRIDAY JULY 12TH DION – Ancient theatre

Bost: “Maria Pentagiotissa” Directed by: MANOS KARATZOYANNIS Leading actors: Eleni Kastani, Dimitris Mavropoulos, Argyris Aggelou, Ilias Meletis Duration: 90΄

TICKETS: 18€ GENERAL ADMISSION 14€ STUDENTS

 

SATURDAY JULY 13TH DION – Ancient theatre National Theatre of Northern Greece

Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides Translated by Pantelis Boukalas Directed by Giannis Kalavrianos

Tickets can be pre-purchased online (up to 15 days before the performance): 10 €, Pre-purchase price: 12 €, Regular ticket: 15 €, Students/ People over 65 / Group ticket: 10 €, Disabled visitors & Carers: 8 €

 

SUNDAY JULY 14TH DION – Ancient theatre

The Clouds by Aristophanes Directed by Dimitris Karantzas Leading actors: Karyofyllia Karampeti, Christos Loulis, Giorgos Gallos, Theodora Tzimou, Alexandra Aidini.

Tickets 20€, reduced 15€ (unemployed, multi-child families, students, disabled visitors and children)

 

TUESDAY JULY 16TH Honored Country KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre Screening פידלמן אדון טוב בוקר

Restoration Drama, 2011, 105’ Directed by Yossi Madmoni Co-organized with the Cinema Club of Katerini

Free entrance

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 17TH DION – Ancient theatre

Lyceum Club of Greek Women in Katerini

Traditional music and dance events in Olympus

Ticket prices: 10€ regular, 8€ pre-purchase, 4€ children

 

SATURDAY 20.7 DION – Ancient Theatre

Musical paths from Yerushalayim to Saloniki 

madre de Israel Soloist: Angelica Cathariou Conducted by Kostis Papazogou

Ticket prices General admission: 15 euros/Students..:12 euros Pre-purchase: 12 euros/Students…:10 euros

 

SUNDAY JULY 21ST Byzantine Church of Virgin Mary in Kontariotissa

Female vocal group PLEIADES Polyphonic Passages – From Epirus to the Balkans and the Mediterranean

General admission 13€, pre-purchase 10€ Concert duration: 60΄

 

TUESDAY 23th JULY – KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre

International folk Festival “Pieridon Mouson” The folk groups of “Estia Pieridon Mouson”, Alma Guarani (Paraguay), Alexandria folk dance troupe (Egypt) and Shilpagya (India), are co – participating in a folk fest that will take place in Katerini. Parade starts at 20.30 (M. Alexandrou st) Performance starts at 21.30 – Municipal Park of Katerini (open theatre)

Free Entrance

 

FRIDAY 26th JULY Leivithra – Archaeological Park

“Our inner tragedy” by the experimental theatre company «Από τον 5ο στίχο κιόλας φάλτσοι»

Ticket prices are 10€ for a regular ticket and 8€ for a reduced ticket.

 

SATURDAY JULY 27TH DION – Ancient theatre

Concert Stavros Xarchakos – Eleonora Zouganeli

Ticket prices: 13€ pre-purchase, General admission: 15€

 

SUNDAY JULY 28TH DION – Ancient theatre

The Imaginary Invalid by Molière

Directed by Petros Filippidis

Ticket prices: 20€ regular and 15€ reduced (students, unemployed, multi-child families, disabled guests and children’s ticket from 6 to 12 years old)

 

MONDAY JULY 29TH and TUESDAY JULY 30TH

“Mediterranean Sounds” Olympus Festival, the group of volunteers “O Topos mou” and Horodentro organize a two-day event for young people of all ages in KAPNIKOS STATHMOS in Katerini The music bands Evritiki Zygia, dRom, Caja Secreta and ENCARDIA will also be participating in the event

8 € (Pre-purchase, Students, Unemployed) 15 € two-day ticket and 10 € at the event’s box office.

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 31ST Platamon Castle

Concert Kostis Maraveyas

Ticket prices: 13 PRE-PURCHASE, 15 AT THE DOOR Concert duration: 120΄

 

 

AUGUST (performance at 21.00)

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre Outokia-

Different version of “The Birds” Written and directed by Thomas Velissaris

Ticket prices: 12 € regular (10 € pre-purchase), 8 € reduced (unemployed/students/multi-child family/disabled visitors/over 65), 5 € tax-free

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd

Concert Eleutheria Arvanitaki – Yiannis Kotsiras

Tickets: 13€ pre – purchase and reduced – only pre-purchased – 10€ (unemployed/students/ disabled visitors/over 65), 15€ at the door

 

MONDAY AUGUST 5TH DION – Ancient theatre

“To Boulouki – the secret of the wind” eclipses group theatre A musical tragicomedy Written and directed by Nikos Ortetzatos

Tickets: Regular 12 euros / Reduced 8 euros AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE ORGANISATION, SOCIAL SECURITY INSTITUTE AND WORKER’S HOUSING ORGANISATION TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE DuraƟon: 120΄

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 6TH KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre

Screening – Jewish Cinema הייתי פעם ,Matchmaker The Comedy-drama, 2010, 112’ Directed by Avi Nesher Co-organized with the Cinema Club of Katerini

Free entrance

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7TH Platamon Castle

Zero Point Theatre Group Antigone by Sophocles Directed by Savvas Stroumpos

General admission: 10€

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 9TH DION – Ayoneri in the Archaeological Park of Dion

Speeches on Archaeology “The history of the Parthenon sculptures” Dimitris Pantermalis – President of Acropolis Museum, “Jewish inscriptions in Greece” Zanet Battinou, Director at the Jewish Museum of Greece Music programme CO-ORGANISATION WITH AHEPA-HELLAS of Katerini

Free entrance

 

FRIDAY JULY 9TH KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre

“Tartuffe” by Molière – MO theatre Directed by Kosmas Chatziionannidis Actors: Kostas Mistakidis, Tina Ioannidou, Kalliopi Yamouzi and others

Ticket prices: regular 8€ / Students – schoolchildren – unemployed: 5€ Duration: 90΄

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH DION – Ancient theatre

Performance for children – Karmen Rouggeri

General admission: 10€

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH ANCIENT PYDNA

5th Culture and Tradition Festival ”Pydnia 2019” Concert with Gerasimos Andreatos Charitable – Cultural -Folklore Club of Makriyalos ”The House of Love” (Steyi tis agapis)

Ticket prices: pre-purchase 8 €, at the door 10 €

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 11TH DION – Ancient theatre

Loxandra by Maria Iordanidou (adapted by Akis Dimou)

Directed by Sotiris Chatzakis Leading actors: Eleni Kokkidou, Giorgos Armenis, Michalis Mitrousis, Evangelia Moumouri, Chrysa Papa.

Ticket prices: 20€ regular and 15€ reduced

 

MONDAY AUGUST 12TH DION – Ancient theatre

Concert Vassilis Tsitsanis Orchestra Dimitra Galani – Natassa Bofiliou –

Ticket prices: Pre-purchase 15€, at the door 17€ , students/unemployed/multi-child family (after demonstration of proper identification) 12 €, children – over 8 years old 12€

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 13TH DION – Ancient theatre

Don Juan by Molière

Directed by Themis Moumoulidis Leading actors: Nikos Kouris, Ioanna Pappa, Makis Papadimitriou

Ticket prices: 18€ regular (pre-purchase 15€), 14€ reduced

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH Ancient Pydna

Estia Pieridon Musson

Concert under the full moon Conductor Efthymis Mavridis

Free entrance

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 16TH DION Ancient theatre

Concert under the full moon Youth Orchestra Dion Centre for Education and Art Conductor Nikos Patris

Free entrance

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH Ancient theatre of Dion

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Aimilios Cheilakis, Music by Konstantinos Vitta

Ticket prices: 20€ regular and 15€ reduced

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH Platamon Castle

Concert Alkistis Protopsalti

Pre-purchase: 13 euros General admission: 15 euros

 

SUNDAY 18TH, MONDAY 19TH, TUESDAY 20TH OF AUGUST LEIVITHRA – Archaeological Park

MEDEA – PIGASOS theatre Directed by Charis Amanatidis

TICKET PRICES: Regular: 8 € Reduced: 5 € : (students, unemployed, disabled visitors, multi-child families) Free for children under the age of 12.

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 20TH KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre

Screening Jewish Cinema The Human Resources Manager, שליחותו של אנוש משאבי על הממונה Comedy – Drama, 2010, 103’ Directed by Eran Riklis

Free entrance

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21ST Ancient Pydna

Archaeologists talk about Northern Pieria Performance at: 21.00

Free entrance

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH DION – Ancient theatre

MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF PATRA Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus Directed by Stavros Tsakiris Leading actors: Kathryn Hunter, Nikitas Tsakiroglou, Dimitris Piatas, Peggy Trikalioti Performance at: 21.00

Ticket prices: 20€ regular and 15€ reduced

 

SATURDAY 24 – SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH DION – Ancient theatre

Theatre performance by the Department of Artistic Activities of the Organization of the Olympus Festival Saturday August 24th 2019 at 10.00-13.00. Elementary School of Vrontou. Sunday August 25th 2019 at 21.00. Dion ancient theatre. “We were born women…”. Theatre

Free entrance

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 29TH KATERINI – Municipal Park Theatre

Children’s stories by Fotis Spiros “Odyssevach” by Xenia Kalogeropoulou Music by: Dionyssis Savvopoulos

Ticket prices: Pre-purchase 8€, Regular: 10 €, Reduced 8 €

 

ART EXHIBITIONS

15 JULY – 30 AUGUST- CENTRE OF MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC OF DION

CONCEPT ORGANIZATION JANNIS EFRAIMIADIS

 

DIONYSUS ANAX

HARALAMBOS KATSATSIDIS | PAINTING EXHIBITION

CURATOR TEO DASCALAKIS

 

 

TEHOM ABYSS

RENEE REVAH | INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

 

THE GREEK ICON

ANDEAS ZACHARATOS | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

CURATOR TZENY LYKOUREZOY

 

ART EXHIBITION – ASTERIS GEKAS

15 JULY – 30 AUGUST 

CENTRE OF  OF MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC OF DION

“Inside Josef Elias’s room” “Palimpsests” – in the entrance of The Archaeological Park of Dion

 

More information on www.festivalolympou.gr/en

 

 

 

 

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