‘a hotel of songs’:

30 years of music

notes – the Hill

and the Sea

Saturday 6 August 2022 - Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penni Baltatzi

A retrospective of three decades of Sani Festival history: its programme and individual artists, concerts and tributes, showcase the entirety of our country’s artistic stock. It is an anniversary show that pays tribute to the full spectrum of domestic music creation of the 20th and 21st centuries, embodying the essence of contemporary Greek culture while at the same time constituting one of the most globally recognisable elements of Greek aesthetics.The repertory activates the senses and memories, evoking a sweet nostalgia for once visited and much loved places. This unique concert will teleport us to the streets of entechni and beyond, with it’s beautiful medley of folk songs, which features creations and songs by the greatest Greek composers, such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Stavros Xarchakos, Manolis Chiotis, Manos Loizos, Dimos Moutsis, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Yannis Spanos, Giorgos Zampetas and more, as well as preeminent Greek poets and lyricists, including Odysseas Elytis, George Seferis, Manolis Anagnostakis, Nikos Gatsos, Lina Nikolakopoulou, Alkis Alkaios, Manos Eleftheriou, Lefteris Papadopoulos and others.


Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penny Baltatzi | vocals

Manolis Androulidakis | music direction – orchestration

Stathis Savvidis | folk orchestra conductor

Yannis Karasavvas | bouzouki symphonic orchestra conductor

Along with a folk music orchestra and ‘The 10 Bouzoukia of Domna’