The Lullaby Project returns for the fourth year running!
The Lullaby Project, the musical institution that celebrates the greatest love of all, returns to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for the fourth year running in collaboration with El Sistema Greece and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In this year’s version of the Greek Lullaby Project, acclaimed Greek composers Giorgos Doussis, Alexandros Drossos, Thodoris Oikonomou, Giorgis Manolakis, Katerina Duska, Katerina Polemi, Elena Chounda and Jorge Diaz from Venezuela – home of El Sistema – listen to narratives and emotions and transcribe unique stories of parental love into notes.
A couple who extended their family of four by adopting a child, a woman who is learning the world afresh through the unique perspective of her son, women who raise children in refugee camps hoping for a better future ahead, a mother who experienced the most devastating loss and keeps going thanks to the gifts of the greatest love, a woman who, having worked for years alongside hundreds of children in need is expecting her first baby, a salesman of the street magazine “Shedia” who wants to teach his children to love humans, a woman who left home at the age of 13 to find a better life and while raising the babies of another family she found a new family herself, and a mother from Venezuela who lives in complete darkness guided by the light of her love for her baby. These are the protagonists of the eight parental love stories of this year’s Lullaby Project.
The original musical stories created through this beautiful collaboration will be presented to the audience on Monday, June 14, through live streaming from the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera. Presenter and journalist Eliana Chrysikopoulou will walk us through the stories behind each composition, Katerina Duska and Katerina Polemi will perform their compositions, while the mezzo-soprano of the Greek National Opera Artemis Bogri, Eirini Tzamtzi and the young actress Danae Vassilopoulou will also perform three of the songs. Moreover, a 21-year-old girl, student of the EyeHarp, Alexandra Kerdlidou, will join the orchestra, playing the harp with the gaze.
*The concert will be held at the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, without the physical presence of an audience. It will be transmitted live at the Panoramic Steps, with free entry for the public, as well as online on this page, on SNFCC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.