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DETAILED PROGRAM PARIS 2024

PARIS - RHODES

5th to 7th of July 2024

Before celebrating its 6th edition on the island of Rhodes (Greece) from October 1st to 13th, 2024, the Festival European Polyphony will hold its second edition in Paris from July 5th to 7th, 2024.

 

Designed as a place for interaction and proximity between artists and the public, this Parisian edition offers the audience a new experience through multiple musical, visual, and sound universes, and a highly poetical performance. This event aims to highlight cultural cooperation between Greece and France while fostering the transmission and discovery of art and classical music.

 

Discover a program filled with emotions: a concert by Gilles Apap and Myriam Largue (violin, accordion), a musical walk and workshops with the Rodos vocal ensemble, an introductory session on ancient poetry with the Sorbonne Antique association, the exhibition "Memory's Embroidered Attire - We Are What We Wear” by Kalliope Voutzali, screenings and conferences. This is a unique opportunity for the Parisian public to discover a sound, visual, and immersive experience throughout a weekend, in various iconic venues across Paris (Parc Floral de Paris, Sorbonne University).

DETAILED PROGRAM

Photographic exhibition by Kalliope Voutzali : "Memory's Embroidered Attire - We Are What We Wear"
From July 5th to September 2nd (free exhibition - entry to Parc Floral is paid).
Parc Floral de Paris (Pavillon 7), route de la Pyramide - 75012, Paris

The second edition of the Festival European Polyphony offers the opportunity to discover the photographic exhibition "Memory's Embroidered Attire - We Are What We Wear” by the Greek artist Kalliope Voutzali at the Parc Floral de Paris from July 5th to September 2nd. This collection of photographs captures the rich tradition of embroidered women’s attire from the Dodecanese islands from the 19th to the 20th century. It promises a vibrant journey, filled with nostalgia.

Introductory workshops on poetry and singing in ancient Greek by the Sorbonne Antique Association
Friday, July 5th from 10:00 to 11:15 AM, 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM, and 1:15 to 2:30 PM (free entry with reservation).
Amphitheater Cauchy - Sorbonne Université, 17, rue de la Sorbonne, Paris (75005)

The Parisian festival offers three introductory workshops on poetry and singing in ancient Greek, organized by the Sorbonne Antique Association. These workshops will include a presentation on Greek arts and poetry, providing participants with the tools to compose a poem and recite it in the Sorbonne amphitheater.

Conference "Under the Sun of Rhodes: A Historical Walk" by Franck Prêteux and screening of the short films "Passion", "Bottle Back" and "Watch it", presented by Gabriel Mirété
Saturday, July 6th at 10:30 AM (free entry with reservation).
Amphithéâtre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, 17, rue de la Sorbonne, Paris (75005)
The conference “Under the Sun of Rhodes: A Historical Walk” by Franck Prêteux, associate professor of Greek History at Sorbonne University, will showcase the island’s influence through a panorama of Rhodian artworks. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, the medieval city of Rhodes is famous for having hosted one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a colossal statue built at the entrance of the port in the 3rd century BC. It is protected by high walls constructed during the era of the Knights of the Order of Saint John, and the medieval old town, where the Festival is held annually, provides a historic and artistic setting conducive to creation.

Following the conference, three short films made during the Festival in Rhodes will be presented by Gabriel Mirété, an artist associated with the programming and creation since the first edition of the Festival European Polyphony.

Concert by Gilles Apap (violinist) and Myriam Lafargue (accordionist)
Saturday, July 6th at 4:30 PM (free entry with reservation).
Amphithéâtre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, 17, rue de la Sorbonne, Paris (75005) 

Violinist Gilles Apap and accordionist Myriam Lafargue will perform a concert on July 6th at the Sorbonne University. Renowned for his eclecticism and improvisational talent, Gilles Apap is distinguished by his interpretations of iconic classical repertoire as well as traditional music and jazz.

Myriam Lafargue, an internationally acclaimed accordionist who is equally eclectic, has been performing with Gilles Apap for over twenty years. Their deep musical connection is evident when they move beyond the written score to improvise together in perfect harmony, earning the highest admiration.

Vocal workshop and musical walk with the vocal ensemble Rodos
Sunday, July 7th from 2:30 to 3:30 PM (vocal workshop) and then at 5:30 PM (musical walk)
Parc Floral de Paris, route de la Pyramide - 75012, Paris (workshop and musical walk are free - entry to Parc Floral is paid).

The vocal workshop invites the public to discover classical music: adults and children will sing in polyphony with the ensemble and explore their voices, creativity, listening, and group play to achieve a collective creation.This workshop aims to promote meetings and exchanges with the artists and to raise awareness of artistic practice among all types of audiences. The vocal ensemble Rodos will then take the public on a musical walk throughout the Parc Floral de Paris, presenting a varied sound universe, ranging from an ancient to contemporary repertoire, with a cappella works of choral art, and improvisations.

Artistic Direction ​:

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

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

Information and reservations :

All events are free to the public.

A reservation is required.

The entrance to the Parc Floral is not free (park ticket office).

Photo exhibition "Memory's Embroidered Attire - We Are What We Wear" 
Kalliope Voutzali

From July 5th to September 2nd 2024

Parc Floral de Paris (Pavillon 7), route de la Pyramide, Paris (75012)

Introductory workshops on poetry and singing in ancient Greek

Sorbonne Antique Association

July 5th 2024 at 10:00-11:15 AM, 11:30-12:45 PM, 1:15-2:30 PM
Amphitheater Cauchy - Sorbonne Université, 17, rue de la Sorbonne, Paris (75005)

Conference "Under the Sun of Rhodes: A Historical Walk" and screening of the short films "Bottle Back" and "Watch It"

Franck Prêteux, Gabriel Mirété

July 6th 2024 at 10:30 AM

Amphithéâtre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, Paris (75005)

Concert

Gilles Apap and Myriam Lafargue

July 6th 2024 at 4:30 PM

Amphithéâtre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, Paris (75005)

Vocal workshop and musical walk

Vocal ensemble Rodos

July 7th 2024 at 2:30-3:30 PM, 5:30 PM

Parc Floral de Paris, route de la Pyramide, 75012

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Partners

The Festival European Polyphony is led by the associations Arts Spontanés and Ars Artis, with the support of the City of Rhodes.

The Festival received support from the City of Paris and the organization for the promotion of Rhodian Tourism (PROTOUR).

The photographic exhibition and the musical walk are organized at the Parc Floral de Paris, in partnership with the Festivals of Parc Floral and the Directorate of Green Spaces and Environment of Parc Floral de Paris. The concert and workshops held at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University are organized in partnership with the Faculty of History and the Sorbonne Antique Association.

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