You are here: News 2004

07.08.04: Theodorakis not at the opening of the Rio-Antirio bridge

The glorious Rio-Antino Bridge
06.08.: It was not certain yesterday afternoon whether composer Mikis Theodorakis would be well enough to attend the star-studded celebrations tonight marking the opening of the Rio-Antirio bridge.

Theodorakis’s music is the focus of the celebrations that begin in the castle at Rio on the Peloponnese side at 8 p.m. with a children’s play by Carmen Ruggeri and continues with a concert of Theodorakis’s music in the Antirio castle on the opposite side.


07.08.: Fireworks erupt over the Rio-Antirio bridge on Saturday night, during the grand celebration of the bridge’s impending inauguration., linked to a concert with exclusively works by Mikis Theodorakis.

Performers were: Pux-lax, Alkistis Protopsaltis, Giorgos Dalaras, Marinella, Giorgos Niarchos, Yiannis Parios, Vassilis Papaconstantinou, Laurentis Machairitsas, Maria Farantouri, Ilias Andriopoulos and the Popular Orchestra Mikis Theodorakis.

Alas, due to his health problems the maestro could not attend this event...

| Printer-friendly page | Send this article to a friend |