Eleftheria Arvanitaki returned to Tivoli Vredenburg Theatre in Utrecht with a sold-out concert once more!
Eleftheria Arvanitaki has been traveling her music and the music of her country outside Greece for two decades now. She has taken part in the most important ethnic and world music festivals around the world (WOMAD in Redding and Las Palmas, Montreux Jazz Festival, Pirineos Sur Festival in Spain, Forum Universal de las Culturas in Monterrey Mexico, Hemispheres Festival in Sydney and many others), she has performed in Barcelona in the context of the Millenium End Festival in the City of Barcelona, she has performed in some of the most important venues around the globe (Bellas Artes/ Mexico city, BAM / New York, Barbican Centre / London, Sydney Opera House, La Cigalle / Paris, Palau de la Musica / Barcelona etc.) among which the historic Carnegie Hall in New York, where Eleftheria Arvanitaki gave an amazing sold out performance in February, 2014. All of her albums are released outside Greece in special editions since 1998. Apart from the most important and well respected song writers and poets she has been working with in Greece, Eleftheria Arvanitaki has collaborated with a number of great international musical personalities such as the Academy awarded composer Philip Glass, the Grammy awarded Spanish producer and composer Javier Limon, the American-Armenian composer and oud soloist Ara Dinkjian, the Portuguese Dulce Pontes, the Capo Verdian Cesaria Evora and the singer Concha Buika from Spain.
So, Eleftheria Arvanitaki is an international performer, with a wide interpretative capacity that brings together the East and the West, as well as the music of today with the traditional music of her country that she loves. Therefore, the invitation of the conductor Stephan Geusbroek of the New Amsterdam Orchestra to perform together at the Tivoli Vredenburg Theatre was not a surprise. Eleftheria returned to the theatre of Utrecht, where she had gived another sold out concert in 2010. The young and extremely talented oud and lute soloist Thomas Konstantinou joined Eleftheria and the New Amsterdam Orchestra, enriching and enhancing the sound of Eleftheria's songs. It was a night full of colours and emotions on the one hand, and an explosive, powerful night on the other. All those who experienced it, both Greeks and Dutch, will remember it for quite a while, that's for sure.