Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
with Ross Birrell, David Harding, Athens State Orchestra, and Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)

8:30 pm
Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, Vassilissis Sofias and Kokkali, Athens

The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is the Polish composer’s best-known work. It is a poignant lament for orchestra and soprano in three movements, each focusing on the sense of hopelessness, separation, and loss experienced by parents and children as a consequence of war.

The music performance is a co-production of documenta 14, The Athens State Orchestra, and Megaron–The Athens Concert Hall. Part of the event’s proceeds will benefit the initiative of the Athens State Orchestra’s “Pink Box” for refugee children as well as the programs of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for refugees both within and beyond Greek borders.


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