Songs of Liberation

Celebrate Greece’s Independence with Four Composers at QPAC

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is proud to present ‘Songs of Liberation’ on Friday 4 June 2021.

This special one night only event will showcase songs of struggle, liberty and empowerment by Greece’s four great composers of the 20th and 21st centuries: Vassilis Tsitsanis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos and Mikis Theodorakis.

Internationally acclaimed soloist Dimitris Basis will bring the scores of these revered composers to life in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall accompanied by a Greek band and symphony orchestra playing under the direction of conductor Dimitris Calligeros.

Chief Executive John Kotzas said events such as ‘Songs of Liberation’ that highlight and celebrate cultures and bring communities together are at the core of QPAC’s role as a Queensland cultural institution.

“What better way for Queensland’s Greek community to celebrate an extraordinary cultural milestone than through sharing music and song from talented performers and renowned composers?” said Kotzas.

“This is the beauty of the arts: to tell stories and provide unique experiences that bring us all together.”

Following the success of QPAC’s Romiosini and Beyond concert, celebrating Mikis Theodorakis in 2019, and Brisbane’s beloved Greek Festival Paniyiri (22 and 23 May), ‘Songs of Liberation’ is set to further unite and inspire the Greek community and lovers of classical music as it marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of Independence in Greece with music by Greece’s four great composers.

For one night only, Friday, 4 June 2021, ‘Songs of Liberation’ will be an event that stirs the soul at QPAC’s Concert Hall.

For tickets and more information, visit QPAC’s website or make bookings via phone at 136 246.

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