Impressive performance by ΄Mantzaros΄ Philharmonic Band at Nafplion Festival
NAFPLION. The “Mantzaros” Philharmonic Band made an impressive appearance at the closing ceremony of the 30th Nafplion Festival.
“Mantzaros” Philharmonic Society was invited to this year’s Nafplion Festival and had the honour of closing this year's events.
The concert was conducted by Socrates Anthis and included works by G. Bizet, N. H. Mantzaros, Contran Tampe (a Philhellene foreign composer, whose work “Nauplie” was performed), D. Shostakovich, Jean Van der Roost, Pedro Iturralde, Leonard Bernstein, Elton John, Luis Fonsi, Quinsy Jones, Tito Puente and Nikolaos Farougias (“Mantzaros” Philharmonic Society’s Honorary Conductor, whose work “Archipelago” was performed).
The saxophone soloist Stathis Mavromatis participated as well. The director and actress Natalia Kapodistria presented the musical works.
On behalf of the Philharmonic Society Board, the president Ioannis Trivizas said: “The “Mantzaros” Philharmonic Society concert took place on Sunday evening in Nafplion's beautiful Syntagma Square with great success and before an enthusiastic
audience and closed the 30th Nafplion Festival. It is certain that tonight Nafplion was flooded with Corfu’s culture and musical tradition that the “Mantzaros” band brought, and the city will certainly remember this evening for a long time, following its warm and enthusiastic applause."