Giancarlo Palena in concert on bandoneon – Friday 15th October 2021

The music of Theodorakis, Morricone and Hadjidakis arranged by Cesare Chiacchieretta and Theodore Antoniou

Friday 15th October, 7:30pm

Holy Cross & St Michael Church, Golders Green Rd, London NW11 8HL 020 8455 7510


People will remember Giancarlo Palena when he was studying accordion at the Royal Academy of Music back in the days when the UK was still part of the ERASMUS scheme.  His studies there were brief but successful and impactful so it is very nice to see him return to the UK despite all the hoops and setback musicians now have to jump through thanks to Brexit as if Covid wasn’t already enough. Bravo Giancarlo for making it back to the UK to delight us with your playing.

Giancarlo Palena, bandoneon

Dimitris Soukaris, guitar

String Quintet – Izzy Howard, Maria Anastasiadou, Romane Eymard, Georgia Morse, Lukas Kerkyras

Tickets £10



Suite on themes by Mikis Theodorakis; arranged by Cesare Chiacciaretta

“Homage” – concerto for guitar and strings, based on themes by Manos Hadjidakis; by Theodore Antoniou

Morricone’s Western Fantasy”, suite on themes by Ennio Morricone; arranged by Cesare Chiacciaretta