Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 schedule is announced
The full programme for the highly anticipated Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 has been announced and the Greek capital’s annual arts festival will again feature great music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. The event will kick off on June 5 and run right through to August 10.
Greek and international productions, partnerships and shows by foreign artists will be included in the 2019 Athens and Epidaurus Festival program, announced artistic director Vangelis Theodoropoulos on Tuesday at the Athens Conservatoire.
Theodoropoulos said that the programme that will be staged in the summer of 2019 at Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Pireos 260 and many others spaces around Athens and Piraeus, will be pluralistic, with social sensitivities and centered on diversity.
He also stressed that, for the first time, director Bob Wilson will be part of the Festival with a production of Oedipus at Epidaurus theatre.
One of the highlights will include a performance by British rock band, Jethro Tull.
For those lucky enough to be in Athens over the summer, make sure that you check out the Festival, which really is a magical experience. And below we have the entire list!
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Jethro Tull Thursday 28 February 2019 LINK Last time Jethro Tull visited Værket og Randers was on the band's 40th anniversary in 2008, and it is with great pleasure and pride that the work can now again present an evening with a hike down a back catalog that has made Jethro Tull one of torch bearers for the progressive rock.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, guitarist and flute player of Jethro Tull will help celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary on Saturday with a performance at the Ocean Resort. The music has always incorporated elements of classical, Celtic folk and art rock while the live performances have been highlighted by Anderson’s unique persona including standing on one leg while playing the flute. Over the years Anderson and Jethro Tull explored many different musical directions including progressive rock, electronic, folk rock, blues, hard rock and world music. Fans can expect to hear all of their Jethro Tull favorites such as “Living in the Past,” “Aqualung” and “Locomotive Breath.”
Groan...dreaded casino gigs...Tull sharing space with everything wrong with America and Americans. But I must admit...the casino gig I saw in 2012 was amazing..TAAB 1 and 2 in a room where they clearly invested some of the gambling booty in high tech live music equipment...and I got a smile out of party leader. We were chatting next to a room backstage that said 'dealer's room' and I pointed out that in the old days we had to look for drug sources on our own...no one thought of a 'dealer's room'. It took him a few seconds but he smiled.
Ian Anderson at Jethro Tull 50th anniversary show in Morristown, March 12, 2019. Photo by Kevin Coughlin By Kevin Coughlin - March 14, 2019
The codpiece and wild mane are gone.
But Ian Anderson still is doing his best to keep the Jethro Tull locomotive chugging into its second half-century.
For two hours Tuesday at a packed Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, the 71-year-old Anderson and four bandmates took appreciative fans on an energetic romp through five decades of prog-rock nostalgia.
Anderson, the show’s only original Jethro Tull member, launched this tour to commemorate the 1968 release of the band’s first album, This Was. A compilation, 50 for 50, also was released last year.
He used to prance around the stage like a puckish satyr. Now, Anderson scuttles and hops about like a crazed toad. The voice is rather froggy, too — at least, the bits of it that broke through the overabundant decibels.
But Anderson’s flute has gathered no rust, and his bluesy harmonica on Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine on You was stellar.
Throughout the evening, he survived several attempts at his famous one-legged performing pose (I think yogis call it “The Tilting Windmill”), and his wit was droll as ever.
Dedicating Dharma for One to the memory of drummer Clive Bunker, Anderson then reminded the crowd: “He’s not dead yet.”
Hatched in 1967 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and named for the British inventor of the seed drill, Jethro Tull has scored 15 gold or platinum albums and two Number One LPs in the United States.
Yet somehow, Tull has been overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And the band’s lone Grammy was in the hard-rock category–an award so improbable that members skipped the ceremony.
Over the last half-century, Tull has churned through about as many members as Broadway’s Cats. Even Phil Collins got a turn behind the drum kit in the early 1980s.
Tuesday’s iteration featured John O’Hara (“Number Seven,” Anderson calls him) on keys, David Goodier on bass, Scott Hammond on drums and Florian Opahle on his blistering Les Paul electric guitar.
The band’s sixth member was a video screen. Jethro Tull was an early adopter of concert projections, and this one worked well after some first-half synching issues were ironed out.
Resembling a pirate in his black skullcap, Anderson duetted with younger, shaggier, manic versions of himself that looked like John the Baptist after a lunch of bad locusts.
The video backing Too Old to Rock and Roll depicted Anderson as an impish old biker who hinted of Marty Feldman, Ygor in Young Frankenstein roughly when this song was current.
Former Tull-mates John Evans and Mick Abrahams made video cameos, along with guitar ace Joe Bonamassa and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott.
Anderson also duetted with video of Icelandic singer-fiddler Unnur Birna Bjornsdottir on Heavy Horses, and with video of actor Ryan O’Donnell on Aqualung, introduced as “one of rock’s greatest songs” by Slash, again via the miracle of video.
As Tull roared through its encore, Locomotive, grainy black-and-white footage of vintage trains hurtled across miles of tracks, a break-neck multimedia experience that should land the group in the Railroad Hall of Fame, at least.
Other curiosities included possibly the oldest number ever performed at an MPAC rock show: Pastime with Good Company, penned by that jolly 16th-century hit-maker, King Henry VIII. (Who would dare give him a bad review?)
There even was holiday tune, sort of. Ring Out Solstice Bells (1976) sounded like something from a Mannheim Steamroller druid album.
The night’s only post-70s song was the political Farm on the Freeway, from 1987. Other numbers included the My God, Bourée, Songs from the Wood, and excerpts form Thick as a Brick.
All in all, not a bad body of work for a Scotsman who picked up the flute almost by accident — and supposedly relearned the instrument millions of records later, when his classically trained daughter informed him he had been doing it all wrong.
Jethro Tull in Italy for three summer dates! LINK Tickets for the Genova date are already available on TicketOne. 23 June - Ancient Theatre - Taormina July 15-Festival Acquedotte-Cremona July 16-Porto Antico Di Genova-Genoa
Genoa is such a beautiful city....if only, if only.
I have a fair offer for Ian: current Tull can keep on playing all the overplayed Stand Up and Aqualung songs....all I ask is that the set lists from now on include: Budapest, Change of Horses and a Passion Play extract.....deal ?
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May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT