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posted 11/03/2020

Maria Farantouri and Assaf Kacholi – CANCELLED


We regret to advise that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Maria Farantouri and Assaf Kacholi have had to cancel their show at City Recital Hall on 30 April.

We apologies for the inconvenience and please contact the venue to receive a full refund.


What Can Give Us Hope and Confidence Today?

Two great singers, Maria Farantouri from Greece and the Israeli tenor Assaf Kacholi, are making their first Australian tour together. Their songs tell of love and passion, of melancholy and gaiety, of courage and sorrow, of war and of true peace. Songs full of strength and humanity, which have travelled the world.

Maria Farantouri and Assaf Kacholi

Maria Farantouri and Assaf Kacholi will also shine a bright light into the hall of sombre memories, with the songs from Mikis Theodorakis’ Ballad of Mauthausen. Seventy-five years after the liberation of the concentration camps at Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and elsewhere, the two artists commemorate the suffering. But above all they remember the longing for life and the dreams for the future of millions of people.

What can give us hope and confidence today? Maria Farantouri and Assaf Kacholi take us on a path through the world of poetry and song. A path that leads to the heart. This great musical event allows us to discover two singers with very different personalities come together in the world of music.

The Ballad of Mauthausen will be joined by a selection of Theodorakis’ most beautiful songs, including settings of poetry by Seferis, Elytis, Cavafy and Lorca. The concert is a tribute to Greece’s favourite composer, as he approaches his 95th birthday.

What: Maria Farantouri and Assaf Kacholi

When: Thursday 30 April, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Where: City Recital Hall

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