An armful of 4000 people attended the live concert with songs and music by Minos Matsas, at the packed Athens Concert Hall gardens.
That summer night full of music and devoutness was the most moving moment in the composers solitary and introspective career.
It was the first time he dared to get onstage, half hidden behind his piano to perform his music, with four great singers: Fotini Velesiotou, Eleonora Zouganeli, Andriana Babali, Giannis Haroulis and 10 great musicians.
Songs from his own discography and music themes from TV shows, cinema movies and theatre.
Each one of the singers has his unique history with the composer, from older collaborations but also from new ones, since Giannis Haroulis, Eleonora Zouganeli and Fotini Velesiotou are with him at the studio recording new songs, some of which we were lucky enough to listen to yesterday night. (23/7)
For the specific concert though, four great voices also shared older hits which we learnt through Giorgos Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Lavrendis Mahairitsas, Eleni Dimou and the late Dimitris Mitropanos.
The live came to an end with everybody on stage performing “Minore tis Avgis”, a song created by the composer’s grandfather, Minoas Matsa, accompanied of course by those lucky enough to attend this concert.
The tickets were sold out two days before the concert.
Many friends and coworkers were present at the concert, many of the verse writters that have worked with the composer, and other artists such as K. Markoulakis, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Tatiana Ligari, Giota Negka and others.
Ogdoo.gr, Minos Matsas – “Ekso” ston Kipo tou Megarou, by Kika. A. Roka
Minos Matsas, in the first concert with his name on the title, at the night of Wednesday 23rd of July presented a compilation of his compositions giving us a chance to have a spherical view of his work. […] The tickets were sold out from early on, and the audience overwhelmed every corner of the packed gardens.
Fotini Velesiotou, Eleonora Zouganeli, Andriana Mpampali & Giannis Haroulis were the singers the composer chose to perform his songs, under the sounds of carefully picked musicians – soloists
Everything indicated that it will be a cared production, both in the aspect of the choice of singers and musicians as well as the production, since as we entered the gardens we were offered the program of the concert – an idea I found excellent, as it isn’t common and the work of Minos Matsas, unfortunately isn’t widely known, so that way we could have a clearer view of what we are listening to.
GetGreekMusic.gr, 4000 people had fan “Ekso” with Minos Matsas, at his concert in the Athens Concert Hall Gardens
An evening full of music, moving moments and excellent guests. Fotini Velesiotou, Eleonora Zouganeli, Andrianna Mpampali and Giannis Haroulis, who were accompanied by the composer on the piano with 10 other great musicians […] The moving evening finale was carried out, with all the artists onstage singing “Minore tis Avgis”, a song by Minos grandfather, Minoas Matsas.