Leonidas Kavakos Performs Bach in Epidaurus
SPECIAL EVENT / 65 YEARS OF THE ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL
FREE STREAMING OF THE RECITAL PRESENTED AT THE
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on July 17th 2020
Available for free streaming for 48hours from 17.00 on January 1st 2021
The world-class music event that opened this year’s Epidaurus Festival: an enchanting recital by Leonidas Kavakos, who stood alone at the heart of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, performing works by Johann Sebastian Bach. A landmark moment for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and its rich, continuous 65-year history, as well as Artistic Director Katerina Evangelatos, who, by inviting the internationally acclaimed violinist to perform in Epidaurus, introduced an unconventional way of experiencing and ‘inhabiting’ the Festival theatres.
Welcoming the New Year in a festive mood, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival will stream this unique recital for 48 hours.
Leonidas Kavakos offered a rare, musical prayer at the greatest healing centre of the ancient world, the Sanctuary of god Asclepius. In a time when we all, collectively, need uplifting, the Festival bids farewell to 2020 by offering this enthralling moment as a message of hope for the future, a soothing and inspirational gift for the New Year.
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Lighting Design: Eleftheria Deko
Sound Consultant: Jonas Niederstadt
Sound Engineer: George Karyotis
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
Gavotte en Rondeau
Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Running time 70΄
(Short pause between the works)
The recital will be streamed for free for 48 hours from 17:00 on Friday, January 1st, on the official Festival YouTube channel, Greek Festival.