DETAILED PROGRAM 2022

The Festival European Polyphony celebrates its 4th edition, from October 10th to 24th, 2022.

During
15 days, the festival presents an ambitious program crossing classical music, photography, cinema and musical evening parade, and transforms the Medieval City of Rhodes into a big interactive music workshop combining arts, culture, and creativity. The Festival European Polyphony highlights the city of Rhodes as a meeting place for cultures, audiences and disciplines and aims to be a place of creation, connection and proximity between artists and audiences, through the transmission and discovery of art and classical music.

 

The program of the 4th edition will feature international artists such as Tõnu Kaljuste and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC), winners of two Grammy Awards. The chamber choir Mikrokosmos, already known to the audience in Rhodes, and the Transe Express Company with their opera and giant doll show, will join the musical program. Beyond the live show, the public will experience an immersive photo exhibition by photographer Riccardo Fisichella and sound creations by Chrysanthos Antoniou, as well as projections of the film "Passion" directed by Gabriel Mirété on the island of Rhodes.

All events are free to the public. Reservation is needed for the concerts and workshops.


 

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DISTRIBUTION

Chrysanthos Antoniou, co-founder and co-artistic director Festival European Polyphony-Rhodes

Savvas Karantzias, co-founder and co-artistic director Festival European Polyphony-Rhodes

MUSIC

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (Ee) 

Tõnu Kaljuste, direction

Choir Mikrokosmos (Fr) 

Transe Express Company (Fr)

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & SOUND EXHIBITION

Riccardo Fisichella (It), photography

Chrysanthos Antoniou (Fr), music

CINEMA

Short Film « PASSION »

Directed and written by Gabriel Mirété. 

The entrance is free to all events. Reservation is needed for the concerts, screenings and workshops.

10 to 24 October 2022

CONCERTS

SATURDAY 22nd and SUNDAY 23rd of October - 9 p.m.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC):

Founded in 1981 by Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, the Estonian Chamber Philharmonic Choir is an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble with a total of 15 Grammy nominations, including two awards. As part of their first visit to Greece, the choir honors this invitation by presenting the work Kanonen Pokajanen, by Arvo Pärt, the most performed living Estonian composer in the world.

Program: Arvo Pärt, Kanon Pokajanen

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tõnu Kaljuste, direction

Venue: Evangelismos Theotokou Church Pl. Eleftherias, Rhodes 851 00

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MUSICAL PARADE

MONDAY 17th of October - 6 p.m*.

Transe Express Company is a French group of artists who combine theatre and music in their open-air performances. For this 4th edition, they will present one of their greatest creations «Poupées Géantes». Three giant dolls in oversized crinoline dresses glide through the crowd with a group of gleaming drummers performing a blend of original compositions, popular songs and finest opera arias. More than 1000 students from the primary schools of Rhodes will benefit from this year's special education program and participate in the parade. 

*UPDATE : Due to weather conditions, the Musical Parade of the Transe Express company will take place on Monday October 17 at 6 p.m. instead of Sunday.Departure : Town Hall of Rhodes, Pl. Eleftherias, Rhodes

Program: Opera Arias, percussion

Venue: Pl. Eleftherias, Rhodes 851 00

Departure: Rhodes City Hall

No reservation required

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MUSIC WALK

SUNDAY 16th of October - 7 p.m.

*UPDATE : Unfortunately, due to the risk of storms, we are forced to cancel the music walk originally scheduled for Saturday October 15 at 7pm. We postpone it to Sunday October 16 at 7pm. Meeting point in front of the entrance of the Palace of the Grand Master.

Chamber Choir Mikrokosmos

The enchanting Choir Mikrokosmos will awaken the old town by exploring its hidden acoustics, singing works from the à Cappella repertoire. Meet and exchange ideas, an opportunity for the public to play with the sound...

 

The French Chamber Choir Mikrokosmos was founded in 1989 by Loïc Pierre, who is also its conductor. 

Strong advocate of the French choral arts, and often described as a troublemaker, Mikrokosmos has been offering exceptional a capella sound colors, nourished with uncommon artistic adventures, for 30 years. Supported by a troupe of 40 young singers, crowned with 20 international prizes, Mikrokosmos as a "choral arts' laboratory" cultivates boldness.

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Venue: Medieval City of Rhodes

Meeting point at 7 p.m. precise - Entrance of the Palace of the Grand Master

PHOTO EXHIBITION

From MONDAY 10th to SUNDAY 23rd of October

Photo and sound exhibition « Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes »

Experience an immersive exhibition in the heart of the medieval city. The photographer Riccardo Fisichella and the sound sculptor Chrysanthos Antoniou explore a new format of exhibition by immersing the visitors in a unique visual and sound experience.

Riccardo Fisichella, Photography

Chrysanthos Antoniou, Music

Venue: Inn of France, Ippoton, Rodos 85100

Exhibition Opening: Visiting hours : 10 a.m - 1 p.m & 6 p.m - 8 p.m

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FILM SCREENINGS

TUESDAY 18th and WEDNESDAY 19th of October

PASSION” - Short Film (commissioned by the 3rd Edition of the Festival)

The French actor and director Gabriel Mirété, inspired by the island of Rhodes and the choir Mikrokosmos, wrote and directed this short film, in which he is also the main actor.

Venue: Facade, Church of Evangelismos, Pl. Eleftherias, Rhodes 85100

Time: 8:00 | 8:20 | 8:40 p.m.

This short film was filmed between lockdowns in 2020, in Paris, Vierzon and Rhodes by Gabriel Mirété and his team. Alongside Gabriel, appear Léa Issert, Kostis Savvidakis, Spyros Spanos, the Experimental Choir of the Municipality of Rhodes and the Rhodes Theater Company Praxis.

A Greek-French coproduction: Festival European Polyphony, Sikana.

Synopsis: Would you be willing to leave everything for your passion? This is what Ionas, a young Greek with a passion for music, will do. He will leave his life on the island of Rhodes in order to join the Mikrokosmos choir in France.

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EDUCATIONAL AND MUSICAL PROJECT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

From TUESDAY 11th to FRIDAY 14th of October

More than 1000 children will be reached through dozens of interactive music workshops that will take place in primary schools in Rhodes. The schoolchildren will be able to discover classical music through the voice, the composers and several illustrations linked to the programme of Mikrokosmos Chamber Choir. Together, they will work throughout the 2022 school year, resulting in a concert during the Festival period. These workshops are also meant to prepare young people for a joint creation with guest artists. This year, the children will join the project of the Transe Express Company, an open-air parade of giant dolls singing opera songs, with musicians.

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY 15th of October

Music Workshop for Youth:

This music workshop is intended for young people aged 6-12 and 13-17. Various methods of teaching and practice are used for different ages.

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Music Workshop for Adults - SOLD OUT* :

This workshop is open to both amateurs and curious people, and requires an immersive and dynamic participation from everyone involved.

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Chamber Choir Mikrokosmos

Venue: Inn of France, Ippoton, Rhodes 85100

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Reservation Adults - SOLD OUT*

*An additional workshop for adults could be added during the festival. We will keep you posted on our website and social medias.

TUESDAY 18th of October

Theatrical Workshop:

This workshop is open to both amateurs and curious people, and requires an immersive and dynamic participation from everyone involved.

Gabriel Mirété : actor, film director, scriptwriter

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Inn of France, Ippoton, Rhodes 85100

Festival's Calendar

OCTOBER 2022

Mon. 10th Oct.

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Tuesday 11th October

Educational and Musical Project for Primary Schools -  Mikrokosmos

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Wednesday 12th October

Educational and Musical Project for Primary Schools - Mikrokosmos

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Thursday 13th October

Educational and Musical Project for Primary Schools - Mikrokosmos

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes”- Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Friday 14th October

Educational and Musical Project for Primary Schools - Mikrokosmos

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Saturday 15th October

Workshops for Youth -  Mikrokosmos

 

Adult Workshops - Mikrokosmos

Music Walk - Mikrokosmos - CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 7:00 PM

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Sunday 16th October

"Poupées Géantes" Musical parade - Transe Express Company - CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY OCTOBER 17, 6:00 PM

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Monday 17th October

"Poupées Géantes" Musical parade - Transe Express Company

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Tuesday 18th October

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Theatrical Workshop with - Gabriel Mirété

“PASSION” - Short Film (commission by the 3rd Edition of the Festival) - Gabriel Mirété

Wednesday 19th October

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

“PASSION” - Short Film (commission by the 3rd Edition of the Festival) - Gabriel Mirété

Thursday 20th October

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Friday 21st October

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Saturday 22nd October

 

Concert "Kanon Pokajanen", Arvo Pärt - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

Sunday 23rd October

 

Concert "Kanon Pokajanen", Arvo Pärt - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

 

"Photo and audio exhibition - Journey in the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Rhodes” - Riccardo Fisichella and Chrysanthos Antoniou

CONTACT US

epolyphonyfestival[at]gmail.com

fep.reservation[at]gmail.com

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ADDRESS

Dimokratias 4,

RHODES, 85100, GREECE

4 Rue de Cambrai,

PARIS, 75019, FRANCE

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