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Piano Concert in Warsaw: “20th Century Greek Classical Music” / Koncert fortepianowy w Warszawie: “Grecka Muzyka Klasyczna XX Wieku” / Συναυλία Πιάνου στη Βαρσοβία: «Ελληνική Κλασική Μουσική 20ου Αιώνα»

DSC_7972On Wednesday May 27, composer and pianist Giorgos Kissas and his wife Dagny Baczynska-Kissas, also a pianist, performed pieces of Nikos Skalkotas, Giannis Papaioannou, Dimitris Mitropoulos, and Kissas own compositions, to the Greek-Polish audience at the Austrian Cultural Institute in Warsaw. Dagny Baczynska-Kissas graduated from the Frederic Chopin Music Academy, in Warsaw. Giorgos Kissas studied music in Greece and Poland.  The concert entitled “20th Century Greek Classical Music” was jointly organized by the Austrian Cultural Institute and the Press and Communication Office of Greece in Warsaw. The event concluded with a wine reception in the honor of the musicians.

Koncert fortepianowy : “Grecka Muzyka Klasyczna XX Wieku”

DSC_798527 MAJA 2009 Kompozytor i pianista Georgios Kissas wraz z małżonką, również pianistką Dagny Baczyńską – Kissas zaprezentowali w dniu 27 maja w sali Austriackiego Forum Kultury w Warszawie dzieła greckich kompozytorów Nikos’a Skalkotas’a, Yiannis’a Papaioannou, Dimitris’a Mitropoulou oraz kompozycje własne Georgios’a Kissas’a.  Dagny Baczyńska-Kissas  jest absolwentką Akademii Muzycznej im. F.Chopina w Warszawie, natomiast Georgios Kissas studiował muzykę klasyczną w Grecji oraz w Polsce.  Koncert „Grecka muzyka klasyczna XX wieku” został zorganizowany przez Austriackie Forum Kultury przy współpracy Biura Prasowego i Komunikacji Ambasady Grecji.  Po zakończeniu imprezy miał miejsce poczęstunek greckim i austriackim winem.

Συναυλία Πιάνου στη Βαρσοβία: «Ελληνική Κλασική Μουσική 20ου Αιώνα»

27 ΜΑΪΟΥ 2009 Ο συνθέτης και πιανίστας Γιώργος Κίσσας μαζί με την πιανίστρια σύζυγό του Dagny Baczyńska-Kissas παρουσίασαν στις 27 Μαίου στους χώρους του Αυστριακού Ινστιτούτου Πολιτισμού στη Βαρσοβία έργα των Νίκου Σκαλκώτα, Γιάννη Παπαϊωάννου, Δημήτρη Μητρόπουλου, αλλά και συνθέσεις του ίδιου του Γιώργου Κίσσα.  Η Dagny Baczyńska-Kissas είναι απόφοιτος της Μουσικής Ακαδημίας Φρειδερίκος Σοπέν της Βαρσοβίας, ενώ ο Γιώργος Κίσσας έχει σπουδάσει κλασική μουσική στην Ελλάδα και στην Πολωνία.  Η συναυλία «Ελληνική κλασική μουσική του 20ου αιώνα» οργανώθηκε από το Αυστριακό Ινστιτούτο Πολιτισμού σε συνεργασία με το Γραφείο Τύπου και Επικοινωνίας Βαρσοβίας. Μετά το τέλος της εκδήλωσης προσφέρθηκε ελληνικό και αυστριακό κρασί στους παρισταμένους.

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Olympic Link to a 2,100 Years Old Calkulator

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   More than a hundred years ago an extraordinary mechanism was found by sponge divers at the bottom of the sea near the island of Antikythera. It astonished the whole international community of experts on the ancient world. Was it an astrolabe? Was it an orrery or an astronomical clock? Or something else? For decades, scientific investigation failed to yield much light and relied more on imagination than the facts. However research over the last half century has begun to reveal its secrets. The Antikythira mechanim dates from approximately the 1st century B.C. and is the most sophisticated mechanism known in the ancient world. Nothing as complex had been manufactured for the next thousand years. A new paper from the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project (www.antikythera-mechanism.gr) is published in the prestige science journal Nature on July 31st 2008. It reveals surprising results on the back dials of the Antikythera Mechanism – including a dial dedicated to the four-year Olympiad Cycle of athletic games in ancient Greece. Antikythera Mechanism: Frequently Asked Questions; World Media Reports – Google: Scientists unlock new secrets of Antikythera mechanism Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Highlights

Archaeology & Hellenism

Damaskos, Dimitris, Dimitris Plantzos: A Singular Antiquity, Benaki Museum 2008.  This volume includes a large part of the proceedings of the conference entitled “Archaeology, Antiquity and Hellenicity in twentieth century Greece”, that took place in the Benaki Museum Piraios Street Annexe in January 2007. Archaeology was a backbone of the national strategy in modern Greece:  the book examines the manner in which positions were formulated and the epistemological programme of archaeological studies in Greece; its interaction with other sciences; and finally its involvement in the intellectual and political life of the land.

French Special Editions on Ancient Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Two French magazines that enjoy wide readership – “Le Nouvel Obrservateur” and “GEO” –  have published special issues on Greece. “GEO” special issue (GEO Histoire No9), titled “La Grece Antique” is about the Hellenic world as the inventor of the polis, democracy, theatre and philosophy. The focus is on Greek civilization, culture, mythology and on geographical areas rich in cultural heritage such as Crete, Cyclades and the Peloponnese. In the editorial by Jaen-Luc Marty it is suggested that the definitive “summer journey” is a journey to the history of Greece, a land once inhabited by gods and heroes. The special issue of  “Le nouvel Observateur” ( 18.6.2008 ) is dedicated to the century of Pericles, featuring articles on the status of women in Athens, the building of the Acropolis, the sophists, the invention of democracy and the education system. Clause Weill in the editorial notes that the shortcomings of our contemporary political system and the need to understand what has gone wrong was the inspiration behind this special on the century of Pericles, a century described as a “momentum of democracy”. Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Special Reports