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Maria João & Chocolate Quintet – Cristina Branco In Concert
July 23 & 24 , 2010, 21:30 / Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre

Cristina Branco, a fado singer of the younger generation, is to pay tribute to the world of fado music by performing some of the better-known songs of Amàlia Rodrigues at the Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre. While hugely respectful of the form’s tradition, she adds certain jazz touches of her own. Also appearing will be Maria João, the other star of the Portuguese music scene famous for her jazz vocal improvisations. She will be accompanied by the Chocolate Quintet, an ensemble founded with her collaborator of 25 years Mario Laginha, so named because, aside from their love of music, they also share a weakness for chocolate.

Ticket’s presale starts on 2 July.
€30 (Α); €20 (Β – non-numbered seats); €10 (Students etc.)

About this theater:
Getting There
The Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre is located in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese. It is a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens. Entry to the Little Theatre is via Palea Epidavros, either from the south end of its beach, or from the side facing the Corinth Canal.

By Bus (KTEL)
Buses leave Athens for Palea Epidavros at 16.00 (Journey Time: around 2 hours). The Theatre is a five-to-ten-minute walk from the KTEL bus terminal. Please note that there is no return bus to Athens after the end of performances.

For more information, please contact:
KTEL Argolidas
100 Kifissou Avenue
104 42 Athens
T.: +30 210 51 22 513, +30 210 51 22 516, +30 210 51 34 588

By Car
From Athens: Follow the signs for Corinth and exit the Athens-Corinth Motorway immediately after crossing the bridge over the Corinth Canal. Keep in the right-hand lane, pass underneath the Motorway, and then turn left onto the Corinth-Epidaurus B-road in the direction of Epidaurus. Follow the signs for the Epidaurus Ancient Theatre; in about an hour, having passed Nea Epidavros, you reach the crossroads of Palea Epidavros; turn off the B-road and head down to the coast. At the southern end of the beach is a large car park.

From Nafplion: Drive through Lygourio town to reach the crossroads for the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios. Turn left, and head towards Palea Epidavros/Corinth. Follow the signs for Palea Epidavros as you approach the coast. Once you turn off the B-road, turn left, pass under the B-road you were on, and head towards the beach of Palea Epidavros.

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