Greek songs between Smyrna and Constantinople. Under the title "Greek songs between Smyrna and Constantinople" the German-Greek choir POLYPHONIA sings in the Trinitatiskirche at Karl-August-Platz in Charlottenburg.
This concert is dedicated to the music of the region of Asia Minor. Until 1922, this region was a crossroads between East and West and the habitat of various peoples and cultures, also heavily populated by Greeks since ancient times and until Ottoman times. National aspirations, war and expulsion put an end to the peaceful coexistence of different religions and ethnicities.
The musical heritage from the coast of Asia Minor combines and reflects elements of the Balkans, Greeks, Armenians, Turks, Jews, Persians, Arabs and last but not least European influences, which in centuries led to this special kind of Greek musical tradition, from which also the Rempetiko music, which has been declared a world cultural heritage, originated. To this day, the diverse music from Asia Minor is considered unique and continues to be very popular.
The accompanying music ensemble of selected musicians accompanies with typical instruments such as oud, quanun, bouzouki, violin, bass and percussion. The German-Greek choir Polyphonia is pleased to present to the audience a colorful program of songs "between Constantinople and Smyrna".
Concerts under corona conditions
The concert will be held in accordance with the currently valid regulations of the Senate and the Municipality. Entrance to closed rooms is allowed only with FFP2 mask on.
Admission: 15 € (reduced 12 €)