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Events 1992 -2001

1992…

Moni Lazariston opened for the first time in June of 1992 with music events organized by the Municipality of Stavroupoli and “The Other Side”. The imposing ruin with the strange name and the undefined history had the chance to be promoted more and more while the voices for its exploitation were increasing.

At the same time, its yard because of its innerness was a great opportunity for various events. Every year during summer the Municipality of Stavroupoli was organizing a special festival with the ruined building at the background reminding the necessity of its transformation to a modern cultural centre.

 

1993 – 1994

Great concerts with famous Greek artists , such as Pix Lax , Xaris & Panos Katsimiha , Dionisis Savvopoulos , Vasilis Lekas , Dimitis Sgouros , Elli Paspala .

 

1995…

The unit Days of Music presented folkloric music . All this time, the Festival of Moni Lazariston matured keeping always its particularity.

 

1996…

There are no events taking place , as the renovation of the building has started. The old building was restored and   a new part was added with theatrical stages , halls and offices.

 

1997…

Moni Lazariston opened officially with the presence of ministers , members of parliament and the local self - government at a concert of Eleutheria Arvanitaki , which had free entrance and over 6.000 people that attended it . Most of them visited Moni Lazariston for the first time . Their impression was the best possible . The building s size and impact determined its future .

 

1998…

The Festival was repeated under the new circumstances . The yard s re-operation was combined with a lavish program and thousands of attendants. Great artists were present such as Mikis Theodorakis, Yorgos Dalaras, Dionisis Savvopoulos, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Dimitris Mitropanos, Petros Gaitanos and others. At the end of that year, the cultural organizations called to revive the building, started being settled.

 

1999…

At the officially called Festival of Moni Lazariston among others , those artists were present : M . Farntouri E . Paspala S . Giannatou , Floros Floridis , “ Mode Plagal ”, “ Heimerinoi Kolymvites ”, Socratis Malamas, Nikos Xidakis, Marios Fragoulis.

 

2000 – 2001

The Festival takes place once more presenting various events. The three divas M isia , M igenes και L ebe are its highest peak, while Greek artists give their presence as well, with local traditional bands and small art events.


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