On Saturday, 20 July, Stavros Niarchos Park's Great Lawn will resound with the music and songs of Loukianos Kilaidonis, in a tribute concert that will take us back to the best years of our lives.
Featuring music artists Manolis Mitsias, Margarita Zorbala, Doros Demosthenous, Thodoris Marantinis, Christos Papadopoulos and Maria Kilaidoni; actors Yannis Bezos, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Nandia Kontogeorgi and Giasemi Kilaidoni, backed by an eight-member band.
They will perform popular songs spanning the entirety of Kilaidonis’ discography, as well as songs and music he wrote for the theater. Rarely seen material from his personal archives will also be on display.
Through his well-loved songs and distinct personality, the Greek composer, lyricist and performer left an indelible mark on the best years of many different generations in the country. Popular with all ages, his songs spoke to all, with sincerity, immediacy, humor, feeling and finesse.
"I sincerely thank the SNFCC for the opportunity to perform Loukianos’ songs in the amazing Stavros Niarchos Park. I am sure that were Loukianos alive, he would be most pleased, as the Park, and the entire complex, was a perfect fit for his style, taste and standards. When he was treated at a hospital across the street from the SNFCC, which was under construction at the time, during the last difficult years of his life, I used to look out the window to the site and say: ‘Loukianos, this will be a wonderful venue. When you get well, we will do a concert there.’ Loukianos, here is the concert I promised you." - Anna Vagena, Loukianos Kilaidonis’ companion
*Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or a blanket for sitting on the ground.