Opening the season of the Athens State Orchestra with Brahms’ First Symphony

In his debut concert with the Athens State Orchestra, Grammenos conducts Brahms’ masterpiece for the opening concert of the season, which will take place on the island of Tinos on the 3rd of September 2019. The program also includes Skalkotas’ 5 Greek Dances and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Click here for more info about the program and the venue of the concert.

Passionate about the music of Johannes Brahms, Grammenos recently conducted the Second Symphony with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in Bangkok. The Serenade magazine, commented after his performance: “The maestro, who cuts a dashing figure at the podium with his matinee-idol looks, led a strong performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 (D major, Op. 73), conveying both the cheerful nature that pervades the work as well as the drama that underlies it – not an easy balance to pull off.”

Below you can watch a short clip of him rehearsing the Symphony’s first movement at the Prince Mahidol Hall.