Free (and nearly free) live music in Athens during February 2008

Looking for a venue to experience authentic live Greek music while you are in Athens? The Phillipos Nakos Conservatory, conveniently located within easy reach of Syntagma Square, hosts free (or cheap) concerts on a regular basis. With so many of Greece’s top musicians having either studied or taught at this internationally known music school, it is no wonder they are able to fill their concert hall with so many talented Greek performers. This is a great place visit to expand your Greek repertoire beyond Never on Sunday and Zorba the Greek!

The Conservatory, which is located at 41 Ippokatous Street, near Navarinou Street, will host the following concerts in February 2008:

February 5, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm)  The Conservatory presents Christina ArgyriFREE

February 8, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm)  A tribute to Miles Davis | Costas Baltazanis – Nikos Dellaportas. FREE 

February 9, 2008 at 19:00 (7:00 pm)  The Youth for the Youth concerts | Isidora Kopsida, oboe. FREE 

February 16, 2008 at 19:00 (7:00 pm) The Youth for the Youth series | Konstantinos Alexandris, bass trombone. FREE

February 19, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm)  Dellaportas Quartet – featuring primarily original compositions with Nikos Paraoulakis, Chrisostomos Boukalis,Nikos Christopoulos. Bet you never thought about Greek jazz before! FREE  

The Conservatory also hosts ticketed events in their concert hall, covering a wide range of musical genres:

February 2, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm) Echomethia, classical, flamenco and jazz guitar recital by Dimitris Kotronakis, 12 euro, students 8 euro

February 4, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm)  From the myth to poetry | N. Nikopoulos, flute – Ch. Sakellaridis, piano. 12 euro, students 8 euro

February 11, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm) Difono magaine presents contemporary singer Dimitris Zervoudakis20 euro, students 15 euro

February 13, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm) The Hellenic Trio interprets works by Greek composers

February 18, 2008 at 20:30 (8:30 pm) Difono magaine presents  folk rocker Nikos Ziogalas – Odysseas Tsiakalos

The Phillipos Nakas Conservatory is located at 41 Ippokratous Street, near Navarinou Street. It is a couple of blocks off of Solonos street in Exarchia.