Thessaloniki, wait for me - 75 years later

The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the soprano Mariangela Chatzistamatiou, organizes on Sunday 26th January 2019 at 19:00, in the Monastiriotes Synagogue (35Syggrou str) the concert entitled "Wait for me Thessaloniki - 75 Years Later" in commemoration of the Remembrance Day of the Greek Jews Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the extermination camps of Auschwitz – Birkenau.

The song titled "Waiting for Thessaloniki" was sung by the Thessaloniki Jews, prisoners of Auschwitz.

Mariangela Chatzistamatiou, vocals, research & art direction
Nikos Panagiotidis, strings & orchestrations
From the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra            
Alexandros Stavridis, clarinet
Dimitris Vittis, percussion
Stratos Kakambouras, violin
Ioannis Stefos, cello
1. Kaddish, music: Salamone Rossi
2. Oseh Shalom
3. Psalm 104 - on Creation, orchestration: Yonnie Dror
4. “Quando il Rey Nimrod” traditional sephardic song
5. “Eli, Eli” Prayer in Judeo-Spanish
6. “Shnei shoshanim” lyrics: Yaakov Orland, music: Mordechai Zeira
7. “Hermanas Reina y Cautiva” traditional sephardic song
8. “Durme Durme” traditional sephardic lullaby
9. “Mein Yiddishe Momme” lyrics: Jack Yellen, music: Jack Yellen & Lew Pollack
10. “Avinu Malkeinu” music: Max Janowski
11. “Yerushalayim shel zahav” lyrics and music: Naomi Shemer

Organized by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the TSSO

By invitation - limited seating
Info: TSSO box office (73, Nikis avenue, tel. 2310 236990) and from the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki (26, Vas. Irakleiou, tel. 2310275701)

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Swinging Christmas
Friday, December 10th 2021
at 21:00
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
M1 – Friends of Music Hall

The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall start together their festive events with a special gala in the spirit of Christmas, which combines jazz standards, well-known songs from musicals and distinctive melodies of the most beautiful period of the year.
4 great singers and the Thessaloniki Mixed Choir join on stage with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michalis Economou, in a musical feast with eternal hits, such as ‘My Way’, ‘My Funny Valentine’, ‘Moon River’ and Christmas favorites such as ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’, ‘O holy night’, ‘Jingle bells’

Conductor: Michalis Economou

Nandia Kondogeorgi
Anna Stylianaki
Marios Sarantidis
Konstantinos Klironomos

Thessaloniki Mixed Choir
Chorus master: Mary Konstantinidou

Felix Mendelssohn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (tran. T. Ricketts)
Adolphe Adam: O holy night (Cantique de Noëll)
Claude-Michel Schönberg: Stars, from Les Miserables
Harold Arlen: Over the rainbow, from Wizard of Oz
Cole Porter: So in love, from Kiss me Kate
Leroy Anderson: Belle of the ball
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart: My Funny Valentine, from Babes in Arms
Frank Sinatra: I'm a fool to want you
Ding dong merilly on high
Αdeste fideles
Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
George Gershwin: The man I love, from Strike us the band
George Gershwin, They can’t take that away from me, from Shall we dance
Henry Mancini: Moon River, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Leonard Bernstein: (Somewhere) There is a place for us, from West Side Story
Claude Francois: My way
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh ride
John Williams: Merry Christmas, from Three Holiday Songs
J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie: Santa Claus is coming to town 
Irving Berlin: White Christmas, from Holiday Inn
Jingle bells (διασκευή Ν. Ταίηλορ)
Songs orchestration: Lazaros Tsavdaridis, Antonis Sousamoglou

Co-production: Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra - Thessaloniki Concert Hall

Ticket prices
Distinct Zone: 25€
Α' Zone/Ground floor: 20€
Β' Zone/Upper tier-Boxes: 15€
Discount tickets:  10€
Students, kids, conservatory students, unemployed people, holders of the European Union Youth Card, people with special needs, members of the Ministry of Culture Employee Union of Northern Greece
Ticket sales
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Russian Christmas

Thursday, December 21st 2021
at 21:00
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
M1 – Friends of Music Hall

Conductor: Zoi Tsokanou
Violoncello: Maximilian Hornung

Youth Choir of the Holy Church of St. Cyril & St. Methodius
Chorus master: Dr. Maria Emma Meligopoulou


The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra participates in the festive events for the ‘YMCA of Thessaloniki One Hundred Years’ with a concert that includes masterpieces of the renowned Russian music school. The famous German cellist Maximilian Hornung is the soloist of the concert.


Mykola Leontovych: Carol of the Bells
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Prelude and Polonese from the opera ‘Christmas Eve’ suite
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Servant Girls’ chorus from Act I of the opera ‘Eugene Onegin’
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Snowflakes from Act I of the ballet ‘The Nutcracker’
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra. Op.33
Sergei Prokofiev:  Troika, from ‘Lieutenant Kijé’
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Balet Suite ‘The Nutcracker’
Alexander Borodin: 3 Polovtsian Dances from ‘Prince Igor’


Co-production: Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra – Thessaloniki YMCA
In cooperation with the Thessaloniki Concert Hall