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Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi hosts the Music and the Myth of Ancient Greece

The Museum of Emigration, which is a part of the project “IGELDA – Youth and Disability in High Irpinia” and located in the Castle of Imperiale of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, hosted on Friday night with the “Lyra Concert Seven Strings – The Music of Ancient Greece: Research Studies and Performances “.


An event that took place through the alternation of musical performances and theoretical explanations brought forward by Dr. Nikos Xanthoulis of the Archaeological Museum of Athens.


It is a true journey into the culture and mythology of ancient Greece, and it also traces Greek music history. Among the images presented, in fact, the founding instruments of Greek music, Lyra and Aulos, have been shown, as well as a series of pieces written on papyrus and other media kept in various museums around the world.


Presented by the mayor of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi Rosanna Repole, also the director of the Institute “Francesco De Sanctis” Giovanni Ferrante, the teachers of the institute and scholars of the Greek world.


“In ancient Greece music was one of the basic requirements of a good life and a civilized society. Music as a search for love, beauty and self, “explained Dr. Xanthoulis who has entertained the audience with the “Inno a Pindaro”, the “Hymns at Musa Calliope”, “Orestes Stasimon” by Euripides, “Pitaffio di Sicilo” dating back to the II-III century d. C., some Saffo compositions dating back to 630-750 BC And “Elena of Euripides – Third Stasimon”, composed by him.


The engaging rhythms performed by Dr. Xanthoulis and they were rehearsed by him and a small live orchestra in the afternoon of yesterday at the Eschilo’s “Eumenidi” theatrical performance, staged by the Theatre Laboratory of the Classical Lyceum “Francesco De Sanctis”, with the participation of Instrumental Camerata of the University of Salerno.


A performance made under the “Scuola Viva” Project and the “Classici Contro” event that has inspired Audience of the De Sanctis Institute.


The most important topics covered in the “Eumenides”, such as ethical values, justice, order of the state, war and the sense of fear that still today have a particular value in the society in which we live today.

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