courtyard of the GEL & EPAL Lyceums of Samos city
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The Friend of Art Association of Samos (F.O.S.) organizes a tribute to Stavros Xarchakos, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, in the courtyard of the GEL & EPAL Lyceums of Samos city.
The choirs “SAMIA” and “MIKRI SAMIA” of Friend of Art Association of Samos (F.O.S.) will present works from the 60-year course of the great Greek composer.
About Stavros Xarchakos
He was born in Athens in 1939. He studied at the Athens Conservatory and continued his studies in Paris and at the Julliard School of Music in New York.
He has written songs for more than 42 albums, music for 21 films and 15 television productions. He has also composed music for ancient tragedy, drama and international ballets.
At the beginning of his career he wrote music mainly for theater and cinema and so he distinguished himself as a composer of film and theatrical music.
It has been awarded many times at film and music festivals, such as the International Film Festival.
In May 1994 he was awarded a PhD in Fine Arts of Adelphi University in New York.
At the beginning of 1995 he took over the artistic direction of the “State Orchestra of Greek Music” (KOEM). In December 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Department of Music Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens.