Cycle | Music in context
24 Απριλίου 2021, 21:00

What is described by the term “classical music”?
Which is the connection between Richard Wagner and …Indiana Jones, or even …Superman?

The multitalented, world-widely acknowledged and award-winning composer, pianist, conductor and producer Christos Papageorgiou presents for the very first time at the “Andreas and Maria Kalokairinou” Hall an intriguing lecture-recital on the relationship between classical music and the music composed for cinema. Great works of the classical music repertory as well as selected excerpts from the soundtracks composed for a series of famous movies are performed at the piano by the producer himself, aiming to enlighten secret insights which convey classical music to cinema.

Christos Papageorgiou | piano, presentation

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Classical music in cinema

Thematic axes of the lecture-recital presented by Christos Papageorgiou:
Ι. What is “classical music”?

ΙΙ. The numerous ways of using classical music in the movies

ΙΙΙ. Movies with classical music

                   Fantasia | “The Cat Concerto” Tom & Jerry | Amadeus

                   Madame Souzatzka | The Competition | Callas Forever 

                   The Shine | Quantum of Solace – James Bond | Mission Impossible

IV. Wagner and Strauss in cinema!

                    Superman | 2001 A Space Odyssey | Match Point

V. Copying and covering is an old new story

     Chopin ∙ Hatjidakis ∙ Schubert ∙ Beethoven ∙ Haydn ∙ Mozart

                    Johnny Guitar | Omen | Star Wars | The Right Stuff 

                    Braveheart | Predator | Jaws | Open range |Basic Instinct

                    Silverado | Dangerous Moonlight | Indiana Jones

VI. Classical music and music for the movies

Short biographical note 

Christos Papageorgiou | musician and producer 

Christos Papageorgiou is widely known in Greece as a producer of Classical Music Programs for the TV (2004-2021) and the Radio National Channels, broadcasting for National Classical Radio 3 on a daily basis since 2001. From 2014 to 2015, he was the Director of the National Classical Radio 3 (Trito Programma) and later appointed "Counselor on Music and culture" to the President and Managing Director of ERT (Hellenic National Broadcating Corporation). On a televised anniversary concert, Christos Papageorgiou performed and conducted Sergei Prokofieff’s 3rd Piano Concerto from the piano, 85 years after Dimitris Mitropoulos had done so in Berlin.

Christos Papageorgiou has received many distinctions for his compositions, including First Prize at the “5th International Competition for Composition - 2 Agosto” (Italy) for his Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra. He was the recipient of the “Young Artist of the Year” award in 1998 by the “National Society of Critics for music and drama”.

As a soloist, conductor and composer, he has collaborated with famous orchestras, such as the following ones: Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique du Capitole de Toulouse, Czech Radio Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Muenchen Sinfoniker, Orquestra Sinfonica “Ciudad de Malaga”, N.H.K. Danyu Orchestra (Japan), Odessa Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica-del Emilia Romagna-“ArturoToscanini”, Oxford Philomusica, New England Symponic Ensemble, Athens State Orchestra, Hellenic Radio Sympony and Modern Radio Sympony, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Hellenic National Radio Symphony, Camerata of the friends of Music, Orchestre Symphonique de Neuchatel, Odessa Chamber Orchestra, Opava Chamber Orchestra, Patras Chamber Orchestra, Volos Symphony Orchestra and many others. He has collaborated with distinguished solo musicians and ensembles such as, N.Y. Phil. Chamber Soloists, contralto Maria Farandouri, guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos, and conductors Michel Plasson, Phillipe Entremont, Pedro Calderon, Hobart Earle, in important venues such as: Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonie, Barbican Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie (Weil) Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Kensington Palace, St.James Palace, Casals Hall - Kioi Hall - Kodaira Hall(Tokyo), Rudolfinum Dvorakhall, Basler Konzerthaus, BernKulturkasino, Athens Megaron, Thessaloniki Megaron, et.c. He has recorded for B.B.C, RAI, ARD, Suisse Radio, Berlin Radio 3,

Christos Papageorgiou regularly gives numerous lecture concerts. He has been teaching music history and piano at the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece and at the National School of Dance, and he has lectured in many institutions and universities in Greece and abroad, such as the Wiener Gesselschaft für Music, Lucern Conservatory, the Mass Media Department of the Athens University, the Postgraduate Department of the School of Architecture of Volos University, et.c.