Sani Festival Highlights

7 July - 18 August

The one and only Sani Festival will take place just as it always has: with musical surprises that one could only hope to enjoy on major international music stages. Don’t miss them!

In the Jazz on the Hill section, on Saturday 7 July, Sani Festival has the honour of hosting German trumpeter, singer and composer Till Brönner, a contemporary jazz star with many distinctions, in his first ever appearance in Greece.

The same section is preparing for yet another “first” on Friday 13 July, with the appearance of great American jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, who holds the first place prize at Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, as well as two Grammys Awards.

This year’s Sounds of the World cycle on Sani Hill opens on Sunday 22 July, with the appearance of Agnelique Kidjo from Benin, West Africa, a soulful singer with a variety of musical influences, a Grammy Award winner, and a highly aware activist. This contemporary African diva has been characterised by distinguished international publications as a stand-out figure in her art form. This is her second visit to Greece, following her appearance in Athens in 2011, and she will present a show full of power, energy, colour and rhythm. 

Greek Variations will open with Katerina Polemi. At the Sani Festival she will perform a repertoire from her own compositions as well as very known and beloved brazilian music.

Classical Waves will open on Saturday 18 August with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, directed by internationally renowned maestro Alexandros Myrat, presenting the ‘Cinema Symphony’ programme, a musical anthology containing pieces by great composers such as: Ennio Morricone, Dino Rota, Jean Michel Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Alexandre Desplat, from films such as ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘The Terminal’, ‘The Mission’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and others.

JAZZ ON THE HILL

07.07 SATURDAY

Till Brönner Septet | The Good Life

13.07 FRIDAY

Cécile McLorin Salvant

SOUNDS OF THE WORLD

22.07 SUNDAY

Angélique Kidjo

GREEK VARIATIONS

04.08 SATURDAY

Katerina Polemi

‘Aγάπη, love, amor’ | Summer 2018

CLASSICAL WAVES

18.08 SATURDAY

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

Cinema Symphony

Conductor: Alexandre Myrat

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