ERT National Symphony Orchestra - George Petrou

Beethoven Gala

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, the ERT National Symphony Orchestra presents a gala dedicated to the music of the legendary German composer.

Beethoven is arguably the most celebrated and world-famous composer in the history of music. His music left a deep impact, uniting the sentiment of nations across the globe through his timeless, universal, almost archetypal melodies. Rebellious and pioneering, he redefined musical forms and passionately spearheaded the advent of Romantic music.

The ERT National Symphony Orchestra will present Beethoven’s brilliant and uplifting Symphony No. 1, the great composer’s single concert aria, featuring world-class soprano Myrtò Papatanasiu, the divine Piano Concerto No. 4, performed by acclaimed Greek pianist Alexandra Papastefanou, as well as Three Equali, composed by Beethoven for a performance held on All Souls' Day.

Conducted by world-renowned, multi-award-winning conductor George Petrou, in his debut as new music director of the ERT National Symphony Orchestra.


Three Equali, WoO 30
George Krimperis, Dimitris Petsas, Kostas Alexandris trombone, Sakis Myronis tumba


Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Soloist Alexandra Papastefanou piano

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante con moto

III. Rondo: Vivace


Concerto aria, Ah! Perfido, Op. 65

Soloist Myrtò Papatanasiu soprano


Symphony No. 1, in C major, Op. 21

I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

II. Andante cantabile con moto

III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace

IV. Finale. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace


The Athens & Epidaurus Festival will be realised in compliance with the special directives issued by the Ministry of Health, with consideration for public health and a sense of responsibility towards the public and artists.

Audiences are kindly requested to arrive at the venue 90’ prior to the start of the performance, to avoid inconvenience, in compliance with the health authorities’ instructions.

All seats (upper and lower tier) are numbered.

All tickets are strictly personal and non-transferable.

During ticket purchase, the name of the person using the specific ticket must be submitted.

Please read about the special protection measures adopted by the Festival with regard to COVID-19