The Embassy of Greece in Rome and the Department of Modern Greek Language and Literature of Rome’s ”La Sapienza” University pay tribute to the work of Greek musician Dionysis Savvopoulos, with a concert on February 14, 2012 in Rome, in the ”Il Vascello” Theatre.
Dionysis Savvopoulos will be one of the performers, accompanied by musicians Ghiotis Kiourtsoglou, Orestis Plakidis and Vanghelis Karipis.
The idea was born in a workshop for the translation and musical adaptation of some text of the musician’s songs conducted by the Department of Modern Greek Language and Literature, under the supervision of Professor Paola Maria Minucci.
This concert is its natural conclusion: a tribute to the ”singing poet” who in 1968 composed the opera ‘Il giardino del pazzo’ in Milan, and an opportunity to bring people in Rome in contact with the work of a great artist who has accompanied and commentated on nearly fifty years of life and history in Greece.
The revenues of the concert will go to scholarships for students of the Department.