I know, you’ve stumbled upon this page because you are looking for a concert at the Herodion, also known as the Herod Atticus Theater, or just “that Theater at the Acropolis”.
Well, if you are looking for September 2010 dates, you are in luck, because thanks to my friend Michel, I’ve got the program for Herod Atticus Theater performances for September 2010 in the table below.
But since I’ve got you here, before you head straight to the table, let me use the fact that you’ve come here to tell you that Athens in September is fabulous and that any outdoor concert at pretty much any Greek venue is fabulous, but seeing someone like Mario Fragoulis on the schedule has particularly special meaning for me, since he was the first performer I ever say at the Herodion . I think he was largely unknown back in 1999 when Basil and I happened to be walking past the Herodion and noticed something was happening that night, so we bought tickets and went in, not knowing anything more than that we’d be hearing something by a Greek composer named Markopoulos. I actually had a video camera with me, and managed to capture much of the evening on tape (this was long before eveyone could record on their cell phones, so my tape is particularly meaningful to me. That night was the night I truly fell in love the Greek audience, and to this day, they’ve never disappointed me.
Back to this venue – when I say get yourself to Athens and get a ticket to one of these September concerts at the Herodion, you should know that it’s not just my “go Greece” self writing something to promote my adopted country. I think so much of the experience that last year when the Herod Atticus Theater schedule was announced, I got my parents from Chicago on a plane to Athens so they could experience the magic in person. (Yep, there’s my dad, Bob, during the Jose Carreras concert).
Update: Two performances of the Archanians by Aristophanes have been added to the September schedule. See details here.