The Educational & Social Actions of the National Opera invite musicians, experienced and amateurs, from different nationalities and musical genres to audition, with the aim of their participation in the already existing musical ensemble of the Intercultural Orchestra of the Hellenistic Greek Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Intercultural Orchestra was launched in 2018 and consists of musicians of various origins, musical backgrounds and experiences. The dominant idea of ​​its creation is the ability of music to be a common place, as a core of equal meeting and interaction.

The aim of the project is to introduce the participants, as well as the listeners of the orchestra, to musical genres from different countries and eras, free improvisation and musical co-creation through educational processes of exchange and participation.

Its repertoire is particularly wide and extends from the traditional music of its members’ countries of origin to free improvisation, while it does not have a classical repertoire orientation and does not include classical musical works in its program.

Since its foundation until today, the Intercultural Orchestra has performed numerous concerts with great success in various venues, concert and non-concert, inside and outside the National Opera (ELS Alternative Stage, Piraeus Municipal Theatre, Byzantine and Christian Museum forecourt, Acropolis Museum in the context of the 1st Worship Music Festival of the Greek Orthodox Church).

Haris Lambrakis has been in charge of the Intercultural Orchestra since the beginning of the ensemble.

Expression of interest is done exclusively through the form you will find here.

The hearing will take place on September 29, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the SNFCC premises, 364 Syngrou Ave., 176 74 Kallithea.

Deadline for submission of participation: Sunday, September 24, 2023

Audition schedule announcement: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 via email

About the process

— The audition repertoire is free (from different musical traditions, improvisation, etc.) and the participants will have to present an excerpt or a whole piece of music of no longer than 3 minutes, which will be for solo instrument (unaccompanied).

— For the audition, those interested are invited to bring their musical instrument with them. In the event that this is not possible, they are requested to inform the Educational and Social Actions in time in order to seek solutions.

— In order to ensure the cross-cultural character of the orchestra, along with the musical skills of the applicants, the musical genre of specialization, the musical instrument and the nationality of the applicants will be taken into account.

For information about participation declarations and the registration form, you can contact educati[email protected] and 2130885755 (Monday-Friday, 10.00-17.00).

Start – End of rehearsals: Monday 9 October 2023 – Monday 24 June 2024

Day, time and place of the workshop: every Monday 18.00-21.00 at the facilities of ELS at the SNFCC, 364 Sygrou Ave., 176 74 Kallithea

Terms and conditions

— Participation in the Intercultural Orchestra is free.

— Participation in the workshop requires the presence of the participants throughout the workshop.

— Notification of acceptance or rejection of participation will be sent exclusively to each applicant via email.