25th Meridian East
“B-Me - Blending Melodies: Bridging cultural identities”Orquestra Geração - Sistema Portugal
B-Me: Blending Melodies: Bridging Cultural Identities" is a project implemented in partnership by Portugal, Greece, and Cyprus, bringing together local composers and musicians who are refugees, migrants, or their descendants in a co-creation process of original works that unite different cultural identities
World's first Performance
The Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra
in collaboration with the the Athens’ Culture - Sports and Youth Organization (OPANDA) presents the premiere of the "Concerto for piano and orchestra" by George Dousis
Giorgos Konstantinou - Soloist
Andreas Tselikas - Conductor
"Structured artistically, with a postmodern style but also with solid foundations in the 20th-century music history and with marvelous sonic colors from jazz/improvisational music (...), it has given us unique moments of 'entertainment' (in the ancient Greek interpretation of the word)."
Thomas Tamvakos, Musicologist-critic-researcher
The Magic Pillows
Opera for the whole family
Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall
S.N. Foundation Cultural Center
George Dousis was born in Athens-Greece. He has established himself as one of the most outstanding of contemporary composers in his country. His music is characterized by high technical perfection, sonorous richness and penetrating delineation of characters when it comes to stage music. His works include a Piano Concerto (2017), a Cello Concerto (2023), works for Symphonic Orchestra and works for small ensembles. Works for the stage include eight operas of all kinds, while the family opera The Magic Pillows (2020) and chamber opera Hedda Gabler (2018) have been commissioned by the Greek National Opera.
His music has been performed by ensembles including the State Orchestra of Athens, ERT National Symphonic Orchestra and Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra and smaller ensembles around the world (U.K., U.S.A., Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, Portugal etc.). As an orchestrator and arranger, he has also worked with many important orchestras such as Boston Pops-BSO and the Symphonic Orchestra of Cannes. He is a member of ISCM GR (International Society of Contemporary Music).
Recent projects include the opera Nizinski, The Prophecy of Fire (premiere tba), and a series of works for Orchestra based on Greek ancient myths.