Message from the President
Every year we hit the panic button and every year we manage to deliver an outstanding program that surprises our audiences and ourselves.
The 2019 program is filled with performances, presentations, exhibitions, concerts and events that reflect the talent and passion that engage audiences throughout South Australia and Greece. Our aim has been to reach people from all walks of life, including a commitment to young people. We believe we have accomplished this and are proud of our creative achievements and our long-standing aim is to encourage, nurture and promote all aspects of Hellenic culture and its Australian manifestations.
It is guaranteed that this year’s Festival Hellenika® program will excite you and include something for everyone. Some of our highlights this year will include our two musical concerts: in the tradition of café Aman – Marios Papadeas from Greece and his ensemble, and a tribute to Marios Tokas a renowned composer of Greek popular music from Cyprus and one of the most important composers of Greek songs in the 80’s and 90’s. A philosophy play “Zeno’s Secret” by Edward Spence will encompass themes of Stoic philosophy and how to be happy in an unhappy world. We have a range of talks that will engage you, comprising of topics on the classics to Greek migration and Greek language. Our commitment to young people will be seen through the art exhibition A Cultural Tapestry and Our Time to Shine the young musicians event. We look forward to seeing you at these events and our ensuing program over the next few months.
Thanks goes to so many, but in particular to the Festival Hellenika® committee, who every year continue to be passionate, generous and committed to the Festival. Over the coming months, I trust we will immerse you in the richness, abundance and variety that our Festival offers.