The small uninhabited isle of Delos, renowned in Classical antiquity as the centre of the Delian League and today one of Greece's pre-eminent outdoor museums, will host a unique performance by the philharmonic orchestra and soloist of Milan's Teatro alla Scala on the first day of September.
The Sept. 1 performance for an audience of no more than 500 concert-goers is being organised by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
Igor Stravinsky's Apollon musagete (the leader of the Muses) ballet will open the Delian Apollo event, with a solo performance by Roberto Bolle and choreography by George Balanchine. Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.1 will be performed in the second part under the direction of maestro Daniele Gatti.
The event will be broadcast live by the Greek state television (ERT) with satellite feeds to foreign broadcasters as well.
The performance will be repeated at the Herod Atticus Odeon in Athens on Sept. 3, with all proceeds will be donated to the Hellenic Society of Disabled Children.
Source: Athens News Agency