For the second year in a row, the public will be able to attend the “Symphonic Evenings” cycle, the series of concerts by the Athens Philharmonic Orchestra at the “Ioannis Despotopoulos” Amphitheater of the Athens Conservatory.

The concert entitled “Journey to the 20th Century” is the first concert for the 2023-2024 season and is given as part of the Philharmonia’s collaboration with the Athens Conservatory.

Collaboration that was launched at the end of 2022 and has already become an important institution in the musical affairs of the Capital.

The concert takes place on Friday, October 27 and includes two works by important Greek composers, the living Dimitris Terzakis and Petros Petridis (1892-1977).

Philharmonia’s artistic director, distinguished and internationally renowned chief musician, Byron Fidetzis, will take to the podium.

The study, artistic interpretation and promotion of the work of Greek composers is the main statutory goal of the Philharmonia since its foundation and its distinguishing difference from other Greek orchestras. Philharmonia and its people believe that the work of the creators of our country is not heard and shown as often as it deserves.

The 2nd Piano Concerto by Petros Petridis will be recorded in October in the orchestra’s studio and will be released on the Philharmonia’s radio disc series, which already has five discs and is preparing another five.

Soloist Alexandra Nomidou.

The program also includes a work by the French composer Darius Milhaud, the Cello Concerto no. 1, with soloist Yiannis Tsitselikis and Honegger’s 4th Symphony “Deliciae Basilenses”. The common denominator is the 20th century, a time of intense searches and changes in the music of previous centuries.


Alexandra Nomidou, piano,

Giannis Tsitselikis, cello

Musical direction:

Byron Fidetzis


Dimitris Terzakis, Lachesis

Darius Milhaud, Cello Concerto no 1

Petros Petridis, Piano Concerto no. 2

Honegger, Symph. No. 4, Deliciae Basilienses