The fundamental aim of Lyravlos is
to revive in a scientifically documented manner and to rightly promote the
Ancient Greek music, by reconstructing the instruments which give life to the
Here follow as indicative examples concerts given so far by
2010 - 10 January: Moraitis School in Psychiko, Presentation of the show "With a vehicle of Music traveling to the Past, Present and Future" at the 1st Panhellenic Symposium: When the arts talk to each other in the school. Organization: Hellenic Association of Teachers of Cultural Affairs.
2010 - 24 January: Concert at the National Museum of Copenhagen. (Which the tomb stone with Seikilus song is stored.)
2010 - 5 February: Athens, Epigraphic Museum.
2010 - 27 February: At the Archaeological Society at Athens. Presentation of the show "With a vehicle of Music traveling to the Past, Present and Future". Organization: The Grand Charity of Greece.
2010 - 18 April: Presentation - a Concert of ancient Greek music at the Cultural-Sport Center of the city of Papagos, in collaboration with the distinguished conductor Dimitris Agrafiotis.
2010 - 18 April: Concert at the third symposium on ancient Greece, organized by the literary group "Ideopnoon. Held at the Cultural Center of Petroupolis, with key speakers from the world of Literature and Art.
2009 - 21 March: Athens, Parnassus Literary Society. Concert of ancient Greek music.
2009 - 5 April: Concert of ancient Greek music at the Cultural Center of Agria town.
2009 - 8 April: Volos. Concert of ancient Greek music Porfyrogeneio Cultural Center of the City of Agria.
2009 - 9 May: Athens, Presentation of the show "With a vehicle of Music traveling to the Past, Present and Future" at the 3rd International Congress of the Union of Educators of Musical Education of Primary Education.
2009 - 17 June: Athens, Concert of ancient Greek music and exhibition of ancient musical instruments at a pan-european conference.
2009 - 24 July: Concert of ancient Greek music at the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, in front of the temple of Octavia.
2009 - 9 August: Lykaia 2009
2009 - 12 August: Folk Museum of Kokla in Messenia prefecture.
2009 - 31 August: Participation in "Thermopyleia" at Thermopylae.
30 to 31 October and 1 November 2009: Athens Concert Hall, 6th International Conference Of the Greek Union For Musical Education.
2008 - 5 April: Presentation of the show "With a vehicle of Music traveling to the Past, Present and Future" in the first two-day symposium on ancient Greece held at the Cultural Center of Petroupolis.
2008 - 13 & 14 June: Concert of ancient Greek music in Vrhnika of Slovenia at the annual celebrations of the city in honor of Argo and the Argonauts. Organization: City of Bernese, Greek Embassy in Ljubljana.
2008 - 21 June: Concert of ancient Greek music "Nemea 2008".
2008 - 19 July: Concert of ancient Greek music at the Temple of Apollo Epikourios (town of Vasses in Arcadia).
2008 - 17 August: Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Concert of ancient Greek music at the archaeological site of Lato.
2008 - 19 September: Zappeion: concert at an International Conference.
2008 - 30 September: Melas Mansion (Athens): Concert at an International Conference.
2008 - 19 November: Athens, Concert Hall of Philippos Nakas Conservatory - "Ancient Instruments: New Sounds"
Ancient Greek Music concert at the
Megaron of Music
21st International Ophthalmological
3-3-2007 Corfu: A
Presentation of the Ancient Greek Music and Instruments at the
Greek Conference of the Union of Greek physicists.
Participation of Lyravlos to the World Premiere of the movie
16-3-2007 Athens: A
Presentation of the Ancient Greek Music and Instruments to
students and professors of Berkeley College of Music (Phil.
25-3-2007 Athens: A concert
with Ancient Greek Music and also new compositions at the
European Conference of doctors (Caravel Hotel) in the presence
of the Greek Minister of Health, Mr D. Avramopoulos.
8-6-2007 Athens: A
Presentation of the Ancient Greek Music and Instruments to the
Paneuropean Radiologist Conference (European society of
thoracic imaging) at the Roman Forum.
24-6-2007 Leipzig: A
Concert at the International Conference on Ancient Greek Music (Mendelssohn
Haus). Lyravlos performed the surviving
compositions of Ancient Greek Music, and also modern works
composed by Lyravlos and inspired by rhythmical and melodic
elements of the ancient music. 20 musicologists and many
scientists from all over the world discussed about the influence
of ancient Greek music and of ancient Greece in general, to
16-7-2007 Athens: A Concert
of Ancient Greek Music at the 6th European Pupil Competition in
Greek. During the ceremony pupils from 17 European countries and
Mexico were awarded for their achievement in the 6th Annual
Competition of Pupils, with the subject : "Knowledge and
Understanding of the Ancient Greek Language and the Ancient
Greek Civilization". The Competition is under the auspices of
the President of the Greek Republic.
Patras: A concert of Ancient Greek Music and
exhibition of instruments at the International Conference
"Mutual Cultural Influences between Western Greece and Southern
Italy". The conference was organised by the prefecture of
Western Greece and the Institute of Civilization and Life
Quality (president: prof. Steph. Paipetis), at the Conference
and Culture Centre of Patras University. Honored guest and
central speaker was prof. Helen Glykatzi-Arweler.
11-9-2007 Athens: A concert
of Ancient Greek Music and exhibition of ancient Greek
instruments at an International Conference of Cardiologists.
28-9-2007 Athens: The
"European Days of Cultural Heritage" is a top European cultural
event is supported by the Commission of the EU and the Council
of Europe. They aim at making the citizens of Europe more
sensitive in protecting the cultural heritage, at strengthening
the common European identity and at helping towards the creation
of a fertile ground for an inter-cultural dialogue. Lyravlos
Ensemble presented the musical show entitled "The Ancient Greek
Music through Myth and History", in front of numerous pupils,
professors and archaeologists. The event was organised by the
Greek Ministry of Culture - Department of Prehistoric and
December 2007: A
Documentary of the National Educational TV (Greek Ministry of
Education) entitled "Harmony of Ancient Sounds" and directed by
Tzanetos Comeneas. Pan. Stephos and the Lyravlos Ensemble had
the responsibility of the soundtrack (interpretation of ancient
Greek excerpts, original compositions, construction of ancient
Greek instruments). This documentary is included in the program
of Greek schools.
December 2007: The
Foundation of the Greek Parliament on Democracy in co-operation
with the Museum of Inscriptions organised the exhibition "The
Parliament and the Citizens decided: Athenian Democracy
speaks with its inscriptions". Lyravlos was responsible for
covering the musical part of the exhibition.
9-2-06 Art Centre of Chalandri :
a concert at the International Conference "Marketing of Destinations and of Places of Events" (IMIC 2006)
16-3-06 Nakas Musical School : A Presentation of Ancient Greek Music and Instruments to students of Berkeley
College of Music
15-6-06 Multimedia Culture Centre "Athenais" :
a concert at the Greek Conference of the Union of Physicists "Science and Art".
27-8-06 Museum of Ancient Olympia (hall of frontispieces) :
a presentation of ancient Greek music and
ancient Greek instruments at the International Symposium «Science and Technology in the Homeric Poems». Organisation: Workshop of Applied Mechanics, University of Patras, Institute of Culture and Quality of Life
(president: prof. Steph. Paipetis).
21-9-06 A concert
at the Scientific Conference of Metropolitan Hospital
22-9-06 Palace of Zappas : A Concert at an International Conference
presentation of the work "Let Music be our Vehicle to Travel in
the Past, the Present and the Future", at the Conference Centre of Thessalia : International Conference «Popular Culture and Education»
7-11-06 Megaron of Music, Athens ,
A participation of Lyravlos in the presentation of the new multimedia edition of the «History of the Greeks», ed. DOME.
2-12-2006 Ianos Bookstore. Musical Act including narrated excerpts from Iliad and Odyssey (ed. Maistros), in the anonymous 1932 rendering to modern prose.
7-12-2006 Jordan. P. Stefos represented Greece at the International Musical Forum in Aqaba, about ancient harps (lyres). Mucisians from all over Europe and the Arabic world participated. Organisation: Ministry of Culture (Jordan), UNESCO, European Commission in Jordan.
Photo (left to right): Andy Lowings, Luis Paniagua, Pan. Stefos - featuring the harp of Ur.
8-12-2006 Ï.Á.Ê.Á. Olympic Bicycle Track:
A presentation of Ancient Greek Music and
Ancient Greek instruments at the 2nd Educational Conference «Artistic Creation and Personal Fulfillment». Organisation : Synodical Committee of Artistic Events (Church of Greece).
16-12-2006 Thessaloniki. National Foundation of Agricultural Research. Musical Participation to the event «The Magical Orchid of Chios». Organisation : Association of Chians in Thessaloniki ‘St. Markella’, Pref. Gov. of Chios, Town of Therme, Friends of the Balkan Flora.
Greek Ministry of Culture (Amphitheatre). A Concert at the Presentation of the New Year's Diary of the Ministry of Culture
(under the supervision of Vivi Vasilopoulou, general director of
Antiquities and Cultural Heritage), by the Minister, George Voulgarakis.
24-2-05 Hamburg : Concert and theatrical act in co-operation with local institutions.
15-9-05 Delphi : European Cultural Centre. A Concert
and exhibition of ancient Greek instruments during the International Conference on «the economics of blood» .
17-19-21-9-05 Palace of Zappas: Concerts during International Conferences.
22-9-05 Votanicos : A Concert during an international Conference.
23-9-05 Multimedia Cultural Centre "Athenais" : A Concert during the European Medical Conference «From Parents to Children». Organisation: Children Mental Hospital of the Medical School (University of Athens), Children Hospital «St. Sophia», Greek Association for the Mental Health of Children, Association for the Mental and Social Health of Children and Adolescents (Å.Ø.Õ.Ð.Å.)
24-9-05 Saint George Lykabettus Hotel : A Presentation of Ancient Greek Music and Instruments to the members of National Geographic.
8) 16-10-05 Washington: Corcoran Gallery
9) 16-12-05 Panteion University:
Lyravlos presented Hydravlis and other 20
ancient Greek instruments at the Annual Conference of International Justice and International Relations.
10) 20-12-05 Marousi, Town Hall:
A concert at the University Conversation «Environment and Culture - A Contribution to Peace».
FEBRUARY  2004 / Concert at the “Dance Theatre Roes” Participation in the festivities organized by the theatre with the title Dia-Roes.
NOVEMBER 2003 / Concert for educational purposes in “Marasleio” school.
DECEMBER 2003/ Educational concert at the Athens American College.
JANUARY 2004 / Seminar at the Music School “Horizons” – Athens.
JANUARY 2004 / Concert and Presentation for educational purposes at the 3rd High School in Alimos.
MARCH 2004 / Concert for educational purposes at the 1rst High School in Alimos.
MARCH  2004 / Concert at the Plastic Arts Workshop “Leschi” in Keramikos.
MARCH  2004 / Concert and educational seminar during festivities organized by the University of Ioannina.
MARCH  2004 / Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Panayiotis Stefos, in cooperation with George Chatzimichelakis the composer of the music for the ceremony, creates the sound environment with the use of conch-shells and the priestesses brandish the seistron in the final part of the ceremony.
More on Lyravlos' participation in the organisation of the Athens 2004 Olympics
APRIL [3-4] 2004 / Educational concerts in Greek and Swedish schools in Stockholm and URSA. Presentation of Ancient Greek Music during the painting exhibition of works by Gianni Karydakis at the cultural club in the city of Ursa.
APRIL [21-22-23-24] 2004 / Brussels. Concerts in different venues such as the European School, the Anderlecht Cathedral and the historic hall Senghor. The events were organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Hellenic Cultural Institution, the Greek embassy etc.
MAY [3-4] 2004 / Volos. Music Theatre of Volos. Concerts at the Old Electric and the Town Theatre of Volos.
MAY  2004 / Constantinople. The Play “Moskov-Selim” by Vizyenos. A theatrical play performed by the theatrical group of the town of Alimos directed by Varvara Douka and presented at the Great School of the Nation in Fanari. The Music was composed and played by Panayiotis Stefos.
MAY  2004 / Zefiri. Cultural club of Zefiri in Attica. Festivity for the Olympic Education.
MAY  2004/ ALIMOS. Theatrical play “Moskov-Selim” by Vizyenos. The performance was given by the theatrical group of the Town of Alimos the direction was by Varvara Douka.
MAY [20-21] 2004 / WARSAW. Concert in the Opera House of Warsaw and the Historic Museum. The concerts were organized to celebrate the entrance of Poland in the European Union in the festival ‘Ode to Europe’ under the auspices of the Polish government, the Greek ministry of Culture and the Greek Embassy in Warsaw.
MAY [26-27-28] 2004 / HANIA. Presentation of the Ancient Greek Music and Ancient Greek Musical Instruments at Neorion [Old Port]. Hundreds of children from different educational levels experienced the sound and the music of the Ancient Greek instruments. The sound environment was created with the use of conch-shells and seistron and escorted the MINOAN VESSEL as it sailed off the harbor.
JUNE  2004 / HILTON HOTEL ATHENS. Performance during the graduation ceremony of the University of INDIANAPOLIS.
JUNE  2004 / SAINT CATHERINE COLLEGE, ATHENS. Educational concert.
JUNE  2004 / SORBONNE, PARIS. Concert at the central, historic amphitheatre of the University of Sorbonne in order to celebrate 110 years from the revival of the Olympic Games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and Dimitrios Vikellas. The event took place under the auspices of the French ministry of culture and athletics, the French Municipality, Athens Municipality, the Greek Embassy in Paris, the president of Sorbonne Mr. Jean Robert Piget and was organized by Mr. George Archimandrites, the representative of the French-Greek Culture club ‘Delphos’.
JULY  2004 / Village AKONDISMA, in Nea Karvali, Kavala. Participation in the International Folk Festival ‘SUN AND ROCK’. Organized by the Prefecture of Kavala , the Municipality of Kavala and the cultural house of Nea Karvali.
JULY  2004/ Theatre Mon Repot in Corfu. Seminar and concert for the Summer Music Academy of the department of Music Studies in the Ionian University.
JULY  2004 / LAVRIO. Concert during the festivities Kentavria 2004, at the Old Machine-works. Organized by: The Municipality of Lavrion and the Hellenic centre of Art and Culture.
AUGUST 2004 / Participation in the festivities for the Olympic games in the Olympic Athens on the 15-16-20 August. Concerts were given in Plaka, at the ‘Hellenic Association for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage’. 23-24-26-27-28 at the ‘Museum of Folk Musical Instruments’
AUGUST  2004 / ZAPPEIO MEGARON ATHENS. A music composition composed by Theodoros Antoniou during the opening of the art exhibition with works from Efthimios Varlamis under the title ‘Mother Olympias – the power of love’ was presented by a small group with Ancient Greek instruments and was directed by Mr. Panayiotis Stefos.
AUGUST  2004 / Corfu ‘Rhapsody of the Sea- Odyssey1’. The composition and direction of the text was by: Thanos Michalas. The music composition and performance was by Panayiotis Stefos.
AUGUST [8-9-10] 2004 / VOLOS. A Multi-show ‘Argonauts’. A big production of art events for the Athens Olympics. Production: The Centre of Music Theatre of the town of Volos and ‘Athens 2004’The music was by Dimitrios Maragopoulos and the Czech Theatre Laterna Magica. Lyravlos was one of the music ensembles that participated in this big event.
SEPTEMBER  2004 / Ceremony for the Athens Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium of Athens. Panayiotis Stefos participates with his group ‘Anemos’
OCTOBER  2004/ Art Place Veria. A concert was given as part of the festivities ‘Philippia 2004’ organized by the ‘Association of Study and Spread of Hellenic Word of the Prefecture of Imathias’ and the municipality of Veria.
FEBRUARY  2003 / German Goethe Institute. Composers from Greece and other countries write music for the Ancient Musical Instruments. A big concert is organized with the co-operation of Greek Composer’s Union.
FEBRUARY [4&6] 2003 / Concerts and seminars are given in BOSTON UNIVERSITY USA and CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY in Montreal, Canada.
MAY [15-16-17] 2003 / Concert in Brussels at the “Museum of Musical Instruments” and at the “Royal Museum of Art and History” organized by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
MAY  2003 / Concert during cultural festivities “Eleftheria” in Alexandroupoli Greece.
MAY 2003/ Concert for educational purposes to primary school students in Eleusina. The concert took place at the archeological site of Eleusina.
JUNE  2003 / Concert and seminar at the International Stockholm Early Music Festival. For the first time the Ancient Greek Music ensemble meets with the Renaissance and Middle Ages ensembles.
JUNE 2003/ PNYKA. Festival on the Greek Language under the auspices of the President of the Greek Republic and organized by the cultural organization “Elliniki Glossiki Klironomia” with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Culture from all European countries.
JULY  2003/ Concert and seminar within the scope of the festivities of The International Festival of Petra.
JULY  2003 /Concert at the “Psycharis” gallery.
AUGUST  2003/ Concert in Montreal, Canada.
SEPTEMBER  2003 / SAINOPOYLEION AMPHITHEATRE IN SPARTA Participation in the festivities in honor of the American author Steven PRESSFIELD because of the worldwide success of his book “Gates of Fire”
SEPTEMBER  2003 / Chios. At the HOMERION Cultural Centre of the municipality of Chios. Conference on Homer. Introduction by P.Stefos on “Music in Homer”, Ancient Greek music recitation of Homeric epics and rhapsodies accompanied with ancient Greek instruments.
SEPTEMBER  2003 / “Aeschylia” festival in Eleusina. Concert, music composition and performance of an excerpt of the work of Aeschylus “Choephori” Directed by R. Kapetanaki, performed by the theatrical group “Muse Politropos”
OCTOBER  2003/ MEGARON - ATHENS CONCERT HALL. “Ancient Greek Music in Myths and History” An event organized within the scope of the festivities SUNDAY MORNINGS IN MEGARON
APRIL 2002/ Concert at the HELLENIC SOCIETY OF LITERATURE
APRIL 2002 / Concert at the Petroupoli Cultural Centre.
JUNE 2002 / PETRA FESTIVAL Panayiotis Stefos presents the performance “LYRODE” A music presentation where Lyric Poetry and Ancient Greek Music are combined.
SUMMER 2002 / “Aspida” by Menandros. Adapted and directed by George Mardas.
SEPTEMBER [20-21] 2002 / First “All Biotia Feats” – The ancient Pentathlon was revived in the Stadium of Aliartos in Biotia. The musical instruments encourage with their beat the athletes during the games.
DECEMBER 2002 / Concert at the music theatre “Phones”