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 ?
steelmonkey: Thank You for interview and interview sharing. Very Cool.
Apr 21, 2020 2:31:28 GMT
futureshock: Hello again! I hope everyone is staying healthy and applying their newfound isolation-affected times and circumstances to beneficial activities so that years from now we can all tell younger generations how we survived this ordeal smartly as best possible!
May 6, 2020 20:01:02 GMT
nonrabbit: Hello Futureshock! Great to hear from you. Hope you're staying healthy too....a metre apart from any other human (animal?) that tries to cross you path. I'm a librarian in a public library and we've asking people to make a diary of their experiences.....
May 8, 2020 19:20:30 GMT
nonrabbit: in lockdown so that the next generation/s will get detailed answers when they say " What did you do in the Covid lockdown Granda/ Granny"...."Well Sonny, I bought a hell of a lot of toilet paper" Stay safe Futureshock and see you here soon!!
May 8, 2020 19:23:09 GMT
botanicman: IA did an interview with Dan Rather where he revealed publicly that he has COPD.
May 12, 2020 20:39:28 GMT
chester: Do any of you [my fellow JT Forum members] miss watching live sporting events on TV, because of the virus, as much as I do?
May 14, 2020 19:49:33 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss reading about the Golden State Warriors and St Pauli in the second Bundesliga. I keep an eye on the baseball 'A's and the Brazil team, Botoafogo. My EPL Team is Tot Spurs and I take the time to hate two teams :HSV in Germany and Man United.
May 14, 2020 20:44:37 GMT
maddogfagin: Miss the sport on tv especially the football and now that summer is upon us the cricket. I fear that things will take a year or two to get back to how it was before all this shenanigans.
May 15, 2020 6:04:06 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss some watching and reading about sports but not enough to suddenly get interested in the Belarus Football League or Taiwanese baseball. Fans are going pretty far for a fix.
May 16, 2020 20:03:25 GMT
chester: I don't watch very much BUNDESLIGA, but it has returned after two months, with NO FANS allowed in the stadiums. I am starting to follow UFC mixed martial arts, which has returned as well.
May 17, 2020 1:02:36 GMT
tullmatrix: Is there some way to still get the Passion Play complete midi? I pasted the link into my browser and got a message that i was forbidden.
May 17, 2020 23:23:50 GMT
botanicman: Chester, The Plague has made me realize how little I actually do care about sports. I might not spend the time to watch when they do return!
May 19, 2020 11:48:30 GMT
pbinlostangeles: For us in So Cal, first time since 1974 no Long Beach Grand Prix and - apparently - no Indy 500. At least not on Memorial Day. Hopefully, they'll get this virus crud figured out before the start of MotoGP season
May 19, 2020 20:15:30 GMT
chester: NASCAR has restarted it's 2020 season but, like German soccer, to empty grandstands. I think catching a virus is low on the list of dangers that can befall a racing car driver.
May 20, 2020 0:18:21 GMT
chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT