The 2020 edition of the Epidaurus Festival opens with a world-class, special surprise event, marking 65 years of rich, continuous history for the Festival
On 17 July, Leonidas Kavakos, one of the world’s leading violinists, will stand, completely alone, at the centre of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, where he will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, in a concert that is widely expected to be a milestone in the history of the Festival.
The iconic ancient theatre will host a major musical event, a landmark moment offering us an expanded, creative experience of this Festival venue, and ‘inhabiting’ it in a startling, unconventional manner.
Kavakos’ appearance in Epidaurus harks back to the primary function of Theatre as a place of healing, relief and therapy.
In the greatest healing centre of the ancient world, the Sanctuary of god Asclepius, Leonidas Kavakos shares with us a rare, uplifting moment, a musical prayer for the age of the pandemic.
In the midst of this great challenge for humanity, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival sends out a message of hope, offering an atmospheric experience to the audience.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
- Gavotte en Rondeau
- Menuett I
- Menuett II
Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
- Fuga (Allegro)
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Running time 70΄ (no interval)