Aug 21, 2017
(regular updates by Dore Stein)
The inaugural 2017 Tangents
Music Tour sold out in less than a week last November.
Three spots recently emerged
due to health related cancellations. If you'd like to
join the 2017 music tour or be in the loop for future
Greece music tours, contact tangentsgreecetour(at) gmail.com or
415 584-4367. I'm happy to give 1:1 orientations on the phone, or in person if you live in the Bay Area.
cost is $5900. The price does not include international airfare or
single supplement. Only full payment is accepted as the deadline for
deposits has passed.
The concerts are mostly in intimate settings throughout Greece. My goal is to arrange 5-6 concerts
in Athens, 3 in Thessaloniki, 1-2 on Crete and 1 in Zagorohoria (Epirus
region in Pindos Mountains). All concerts are with world class artists - the type heard on Tangents. Likely tour participants include singer Kristi Stassinopoulou, oudist Haig Yazdjian, The Daulute Trio, Alekos Vretos Quintet (oud, qanun, piano, bass and drums/percussion), violinist Kyriakos Gouventas Trio (with oud
and singer who also plays/sandouri), duo concert featuring Evgenios Voulgaris (yaylı tanbur) and Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople lyra), and a concert with top local
musicians in the Epirus style in Zagorohoria in the Pindus Mountains
near the Albanian border.
The major travel hubs are
Athens, Crete (base is Chania), Thessaloniki, Pelion (mountain above
Volos), Ioannina, and Pindos Mountains. We also visit the other worldly UNESCO
World Heritage Site Meteora.
We opt for charming and culturally authentic instead of Western styled deluxe hotels.
home to many of the top musicians in Greece and our hotel is across
from the Acropolis Museum. We stay in the old town section of Chania near
the harbor, a picturesque charming setting on the island Crete.
Thessaloniki is probably the hippest city in Greece. Pelion is a gentle
mountain with ubiquitous natural flowing fountains.
Ioannina is in northwest Greece near the Pindos Mountains where the 46 villages that
comprise Zagorohoria boast magnificent views and wild beauty. This region is home to the Epirus
style of music where we will produce a concert in a mountain village.
Greece has extraordinary problems but is safe, beautiful, and has a rich
and diverse music scene. Greeks are also among the most hospitable people on
There are significant challenges. Ross Daly
told me "Greece is a failed state for musicians." Yet after meeting
musicians and others from one end of Greece to the other I am confident
these challenges can be overcome. An ambitious tour like this can
not happen without the support of musicians (including Ross) and other
members of the music industry who supported me every step of the way
from my first day in Greece during my visit last October.
To get a feel for Tangents music tours you can access testimonials and philosophy links.
I'll leave it to Mark Twain to get in the last word:
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
exploring culture through music, travel and adventure
Dore taking time out on Crete to mete new feline friends.
(Photo by Donna Ludlow)
site design: soulless
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Tangents Greece Music Tour: 3 Spots Opened Up
October 7-24, 2017