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Symi Festival
2009



All the events start at 9pm

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Friday 10 July
Elefsina Town
Greek music concert by Afentoula Razeli in the town of Elefsina (near Athens) organised by the Symiot Association of Elefsina “Michael Archangel”.

Tuesday 14 July
Panormitio Conference Centre, Horio
Summer Demonstration of the Municipal Conservatoire of Symi “Yiannis Diakoyiannis”.

Monday 20 July
St John’s Yard, Yialos
Greek concert by Manolis Karpathios and Marina Manolakou. Sponsored by the Cultural Society of Symi.

Saturday 25 July
St John’s Yard, Yialos
Presentation of the Irene Voyatzi-Haralampi’s novel “Mark on the chest”.

Monday 27 July
St Panteleimonas church
Revival of the traditional feast of St Panteleimonas.

Saturday 1 August - OFFICIAL PREMIERE
Central Square, Yialos
Greek music concert with Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Giorgos Andreou and Manolis Karantinis. The premiere is presented by the journalist Alexis Kostalas.

Sunday 2 August
Syllogos Square, Horio
Gastronomic Evening with the Symi Shrimp Festival and the presentation of tradional Symiot recipes based on the recipe book of Fotini Attiti. Traditional dancing from the dance groups of the Women’s Assotiation of Tsaritsani (near Elassona in the north of mainland Greece) and the Women’s Association of Symi accompanied by the music group of Mihalis Missos. The evening will be presented by Efi Yalousi.

Monday 3 August
St John’s Yard, Yialos
“Duo: Nota Bene” - Chamber music from Salzburg by Eva Steinschaden (violin) and Alexander Vartar (piano) supported by the Austrian Embassy. The concert is presented by the journalist Alexis Kostalas.

Tuesday 4 August
Central Square, Yialos
Greek traditional and contemporary dancing by the dance groups of Irene Milonaki.

Wednesday 5 August
Megalos Sotiris Monastery
Revival of the traditional feast of “Megalos Sotiris”.

Thursday 6 August
St John’s Yard, Yialos
The Greek Ministry of Culture has proclaimed 2009 as a “year of Ritsos” and to mark the occassion, the Symi Festival presents a literary evening dedicated to the poet Yiannis Ritsos celebrating 100 years since his birth.

Friday 7 August
Central Square, Yialos
“Three Moments” - Dance performance by Ballet Tan in three different choreographies by Yannis Margaronis.

Saturday 8 August
Central Square, Yialos
“Our sweet homeland” - Theatrical performance by the Symiot Theatre directed by Manolis Antonoglou.

Sunday 9 August
Syllogos Square, Horio
Cretan music and songs from the Greek islands by Kostis Avissinos and his band.

Monday 10 August
St John’s Yard, Yialos
“A trip to the dream” - Greek music concert with Yiannis Mathes and his band.

Tuesday 11 August
St John’s Yard, Yialos
Lecture about the lullabies of Symi by Eleni Zahariou Mamaigka (Doctor of Phylosophy), Konstantina Macheridi (Doctor of Medicine); Vocals: Fotini Zouroudi-Agelosopoulou.

Wednesday 12 August
Central Square, Yialos
Traditional dancing from the Dodecanese, Asia Minor and Northern Greece by the dance groups of the Women’s Association of Symi.

Thursday 13 August
Central Square, Yialos
Greek music concert by Kaiti Garbi.

Friday 14 August
Central Square, Yialos
Greek music concert by Domenica.

Sunday 16 August
Central Square, Yialos
Greek music concert by Christos Dantis.

Monday 17 August
St John’s Yard, Yialos
Musical performance by the group “Night Government”.

Tuesday 18 August
St John’s Yard, Yialos
“Back to the basics” - Blues from the 50s and contemporary pop rock by the band of Kostantinos Matsikas.

Thursday 20 August
Central Square, Yialos
Greek traditional dances by the Cultural Association of Loutsa from the Municipality of Ioannina in the north of Greece.

Saturday 22 August
Nimos Island
Revival of the traditional feast of Santa Maria of Nimos

Sunday 23 August
Central Square, Yialos Greek music concert by Mary Linda

Sunday 30 August
Central Square, Yialos
Concert by the bands ImAgisNiFfF and Rubrica accompanied by Lefteris Chatzipetrou amd Irene Fountouradaki.

Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 September
Symi & Datca
Two-day event dedicated to Peace organised jointly by the Municipalities of Symi and Darca. Greek music concert by the band Makrina Ksaderfia on Wednesday 2 September in the central square in Yialos.

Sport Events
Thisias race: Panormitis – Symi
Annual race: Niborios - Yialos
Swimming race: Symi - Datca

Rodos Cup 2009 - Thursday 23 July
Award ceremony of the Rhodes Sailing Club

Summer exhibition 2009
Organised by the Association of Creative People of Symi “Santa Maria of the Castle” at the gallery “Symi Dream” in Horio (8-22 August) - opening: Saturday 8 August at 19:00.

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(1) Comments

  1. valantis said on 01/08/2009, 01:05

    Continuing for the 15th year, Symi's festival gives us once again the opportunity to enjoy recognized but also upcoming artists. It also helps keep alive our cultural tradition and expands our horizons within the diversity of intellectual and artistical work that is presented.

    Since 1995, Symi's Festival has already become a tradition, which is supported by the municipality and the many visitors which arrive every summer in Symi. The festival is based on volunteering artists, producers and has even been honored by distinguished artists in Greece and abroad.

    The Symi Festival is an event of love for culture and Arts. If the art requires creativity, imagination, originality, innocence like facing the world for the first time every day, then each child is an artist. This year the festival is dedicated to children.



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