Musical March at the Acropolis Museum

Concerts at the Acropolis MuseumVisiting Athens this March?

Plan your visit to Athens to include a Thursday afternoon at the Acropolis Museum and you’ll find yourself being serenaded as you view the galleries.

I’m having a little amused moment thinking about all those korai standing straight and silent in the gallery below, suddenly breaking into a Baroque minuet as the Duo Arioso serenades them on flute and guitar.  I didn’t see “A Night at the Museum” so I don’t really know if that scene has been done before.

No matter, you can conjure your own images if you attend one of the Museum’s Thursday afternoon concerts.
Every Thursday afternoon in March, the Acropolis Museum, will host a series of concerts (last month it was all music composed by Hatzidakis, this month it is a mix of music) as part of the museum’s “One Day at the Acropolis Museum” program.
All concerts begin at 5pm and are free with museum admission. They are held on the second-floor terrace of the museum, with a view of the Archaic Sculpture gallery.
  • Thursday March 8th, 5pm: Echo String-Guitar Quintet presents “The National School meets the Baroque”
  • Thursday, March 15th,  Duo Arioso present ‘Traditional Greek and the Baroque” ( guitar / flute )
  • Thursday, March 22nd,  Orient Express: Greek from the Balkans to Vienna
  • Thursday, March 29th, The Metallon brass quintet present “Heptanesian composers of the National School meet the Romantics”
  • Thursday April 5th, “Greek and Turkish composers of Constantinople”.