Season 2016-2017


Theater Wagon

the worksongs project

music show on Sunday, March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 20:30
Theater Wagon

Five musicians with different backgrounds (classical, jazz, blues, folk, tradional) meet for an original project with worksongs from all over the workd and create the band "the worksongs project" and its personal sound.



Odalis Palma

latin evening, on Friday, March 17th at 21:00
Theater Wagon

Odalis Palma accompanied by two talented musicians, Roman Gomez at keyboards and Yussef Beato Viton at the drums, shares with the audience new ways of performing traditional Argentinean music (e.g. tango, chacarera, chamame, zamba) with jazz and latin american folkfore influences, Carribean elements and Cuban rhythms.



Who is the murderer?

police mystery stories, Wednesdays March 15th, 22nd & 29th at 20:00
Theater Wagon

For three Wednesdays in March in the atmospheric space of the Railway Carriage Theater, two renowned writers of police literature co-create an unedited police story without revealing the end. The audience will have to find the murderer and the mechanism leading to him/her.



Dimitris Laios: from blues to tradition

music show, Friday January 20th at 21:00
Theater Wagon
A unique musical journey with references from world music, folk, country, blues to contemporary and traditional song, with a focus in their first album “10 experiential songs”.



Light Vibrations

jazz evening, Wednesday January 18th at 21:00
Theater Wagon

The guitarist Giorgos Tabakis collaborates with the virtuosos Takis Paterelis (soprano sax) and John Papagiannoulis (drums/percussion) creating the project Light Vibrations.



Deeper Reflections

jazz evening, Wednesday, January 25th at 21:30
Theater Wagon

“Deeper Reflections” is the title of the project presented by the 25 year old guitarist Constantine Cheimarios with his quartet Constantine Cheimarios Quartet. Modern jazz aesthetics with ethnic influences from the Arabic, Eastern and Greek music.



Women of Passion, Women of Greece

Theatrical performance in English, Sunday 25th of December 8 p.m.

Three mythical female figures, tragic Medea and the two contemporary Greek “priestesses”, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri, make a symbolic train tour from ancient to modern Greece.



Two stubborn scoops

Extraordinary festive shows
Theater Wagon

“Two stubborn scoops”, the interactive theatrical play for kids from 4 to 10 years of age, first presented last season by the Copernicus Theatre Group in collaboration with the Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf”, continues its successful tour at the Theater Wagon Venue for the current 2016-17 season.



Dream Songs

musical performance every Friday at 21:00 (starting on November 25th)
Theater Wagon

Important moments from the Greek and International repertoire that take us by the hand and lead us to parallel universes, far from the conventions of daily life.



Next station – Love

music & literature for 4 Wednesdays from November 23rd, at 21:00
Theater Wagon

A fantastic journey in the infinite movement of a still wagon. Songs in verse of great poets and in between the personal statement of a passenger in search of his station.



In the mood for Jazz

music show on Friday, November 18th at 21:30
Theater Wagon

Four experienced emerging Jazz musicians join forces to create an evening focusing on the traditional sound of Jazz, selecting their repertoire from the "Great American Songbook".



Camerata takes the train to Rouf

The Athens Camerata takes the train to Rouf
Music and dinner on Sundays 20/11, 27/11 and 4/12 at 20:00 inside the historical Railway Carriage Theater wagons


For three Sundays only (20/11, 27 /11 and 4/12) the awarded orchestra fills the wagons of the historical Railway Carriage Theater with the sound of its string instruments and invites us to dine, creating a unique acoustic, visual and dining experience!



From Train to Eternity

music performance, on Sundays 30/10, 6/11 & 13/11 at 20:30
Theater Wagon


For three consecutive Sundays, beginning on October 30th, the Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf” hosts in the Theater Wagon a tribute in which music converses with literature and poetry, in an improvising mood. A journey in stories and sounds that engage the audience, revealing sentiments from the darkest introspections to the brightest lyricism.



Two stubborn scoops

Theatrical play for kids, every Sunday at 11:30. Last performances' schedule: 19th March - 9th April, 11.30 a.m. & 3.00 p.m.

Theater Wagon

“Two stubborn scoops”, the interactive theatrical play for kids from 4 to 10 years of age, first presented last season by the Copernicus Theatre Group in collaboration with the Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf”, continues its successful tour at the Theater Wagon Venue for the current 2016-17 season.



Women of Passion, Women of Greece

Theatrical performance in English, every Saturday at 19:15
for groups upon request

Three mythical female figures, tragic Medea and the two contemporary Greek “priestesses”, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri, make a symbolic train tour from ancient to modern Greece.




Music Wagon

“Danser dans le Noir” with Pavlina Styl

musical show, on Friday, May 19th at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

The performer Pavlina Styl and her musicians lure us into the musical language of the sufferings of love and corruption.



One way or another

music show, on Friday 12 May 2017 at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

Athina Routsi interprets new and old songs, covers and undistributed work. From Esse Olhar to the project «The existence", as well as selections from her recent participation in Dimitris Katanztis’ album “Last night” and her new collaboration with Lena Platonos, in versified poetry Emily Dickinson.



March and… “Arias on the shore of the Seine”

opera evenings, Wednesdays, 8, 15, 22 and 29/3, at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

Spring finds us in the mood for Paris! The musical program of March takes us on the shore of the Seine, through French chansons and arias by composers who lived in Paris as well as operas set the City of Light.



The sounds of happiness

opera evenings, Wednesdays, 8, 15, 22/2 and 1/3, at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

The magical moment when musical theatre met the sounds of Jazz in the first half of the 20th century gets a life in our musical rendezvous with the “Sounds of happiness”.



Cantada

Cantada
musical show, Thursdays 2/2, 9/2, 16/2 & 23/2/2017 at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon


In the middle of a full winter, with presentations of his new book-CD titled “Attik in Paris” all around Greece, with the first songs of Attik, Giorgis Christodoulou gets on board on the Railway Carriage Theater to present his musical project “Cantada”, to sing selected works from his discography and receive surprise-guests!



January and… “Bel canto unlimited & more”

opera evenings January 4th,11th, 18th & 25th 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Orient Express Music Wagon,

Arias with Rossini’s witty humor, Verdi’s dramatic passion, Puccini’s realism, as well as light-hearted canzonets come to life in the magical atmosphere of the Orient Express Music Wagon. The famous National Opera soloist Dimitris Paksoglou (tenor) will perform well-known arias from the bel canto repertoire, accompanied by the soprano Maria Mavromati and Manolis Papasifakis at the piano and the presentation of the program.



Christmas Train Tunes

festive musical show, Thursday December 22nd at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

DILEMMA accompanied by Joanna-Vasiliki Koraki at the piano present a festive program and sing with us traditional carols and well-known Christmas melodies. Favorite festive songs as Jingle bell rock, Let it snow, Santa baby, Santa Claus is coming to town, Winter wonderland, Feliz Navidad etc filtered by the DILEMMA duet and adapted specifically for sax, guitar and vocals.

Eva Sakellari

an acoustic, atmospheric, jazz evening Tuesday December 27th at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

With her beloved style and feeling of black music, she will interpret old and contemporary jazz, soul, blues and pop hits in her own unique way, taking us to beautiful musical paths.



Paris-Istanbul [26/12/2016]

music performance, every Friday at 21:30 (from October 28th)
Orient Express Music Wagon

Every Friday at 9:30pm and for third consecutive year, the sold-out music performance Paris-Istanbul takes us on a journey with music and songs from the decades of ’30 -’70, with stops in the cities where the renown train Orient Express used to stop and asks us to become co-travelers in a melodic itinerary in time.



Counting life…

musical performance, every Sunday at 20:30 (from December 11th)
Orient Express Music Wagon

Beloved songs by the most important Greek composers and melodies by Nino Rota, Nicola Piovani, Bob Dylan revive our most human moments with the sounds of the guitar and the violoncello accompanying a female voice and asking us to live truly here and now.



Canto Lirico

December and… “Merry Christmas, Mr. Strauss!”

December 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, at 21:30

December finds us in the mood for celebration! The Orient Express Musical Wagon will be filled with arias from beloved operettas as “The Bat” by Johann Strauss II, “The Godson” by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, “The Apaches of Athens” by Nikos Chatziapostolou, and “The Merry Widow” by Franz Lehar etc.



Sidewalks de la rue Pigalle

music performance, on Thursday, November 10th at 21.30
Orient Express Music Wagon

The performer Pavlina Styl with her musicians present the show «Sidewalks de la rue Pigalle» at the Orient Express Music Wagon of the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf on Thursday, November 10th luring us in the music language of love, passion and corruption.



Listening to Cinema

music performance, every Saturday at 21:30 (from November 5th)
Orient Express Music Wagon

A Saturday night “must”; the successful musical show "Listening to Cinema", repeated this year with renewed program from Saturday, November 5, at the Orient Express Music Wagon of the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf.



Paris-Istanbul: 3rd year of success!

music performance, every Friday at 21:30 (from October 28th)
Orient Express Music Wagon

Every Friday at 9:30pm and for third consecutive year, the sold-out music performance Paris-Istanbul takes us on a journey with music and songs from the decades of ’30 -’70, with stops in the cities where the renown train Orient Express used to stop and asks us to become co-travelers in a melodic itinerary in time.



The 3 Graces (3 Harites)

A live set with a funky & swing touch, Friday the 21st of October 2016, at 21:30
Orient Express Music Wagon

The Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf opens its doors for the winter season 2016-17 with a stunning live music show in a funky and swing mood, performed by The 3 Graces (3 Harites) band.




New Wagon

2nd Festival of Contemporary Dance: “Compartments dance project”

After last autumn’s success of the first “compartments dance project” and the extensive participation of dancers and dancing teams along with the warm response of the public, the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf and Tatiana Lygari are organizing the 2nd Contemporary Dance Festival “compartments dance project” starting from Sunday 10 September until Sunday 24 September 2017. 



Compartments Dance Project

A seven-day Contemporary Dance Festival, 3rd to 9th of October 2016, 19:00 – 00:00

13 selected contemporary dance groups present their own short dance pieces (duration between 10 and 30 min each) inspired by the special ambience of the 12 compartments of the unique New Wagon venue of the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf.




Apovathra Open Air Bar

“Heart in half”

“Half heart”

music show, on Wednesday July 26th 2017 at 21:30

Apovathra

The composer Christos Theodorou, on the occasion of the release of his new album "Half heart” (“Kardia Misi") by Mikri Arktos, returns to the Treno sto Rouf on Wednesday July 26th, 2017 at 21.30 and collaborates with the exceptional performers Victoria Tagouli and Polyxeni Karakoglou (who excelled at the 4th Hearing of Mikri Arktos) in a program with songs by the composer as well as covers of well-known Greek and foreign songs at the Train’s Apovathra.



“Personal”: Michalis & Pantelis Kalogerakis

music show on Thursday, July 20th, at 21.30
Apovathra

Two young musicians from Crete, Michalis and Pantelis Kalogerakis in an evening with versified poetry full of well-known melodies.



Minas Alexiadis & friends

all around jazz / Sunday, 16 July 2017 at 21.30
Apovathra

swing, jazz ballads, bebop, hard bop, latin, afro-cuban and soul jazz on a special evening with great musicians.



Mood Swings

Mood Swings in swing, soul & rock ‘n’ roll rythms
music show, on Thursday 29th June 2017 at 21:30
Apovathra

Mood Swings travel us to all-time-favorite melodies of Beatles, Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Joe Cocker as well as into the world of Tarantino movies and the Blue Brothers and the 60s…



Dilemma in “Music Stories”

music and literature, on Thursday 22nd June at 21:30
Apovathra

Prompted by the world Music Day, the music of Dilemma and other favorite music themes of the group converse with selected quotes by Galeano, Bukowski, Plato, Attali etc related to music.



One way or another

music show, on Sunday 25th June 2017 at 21:30
Apovathra

Athina Routsi interprets new and old songs, covers and undistributed work. From Esse Olhar to the project «The existence", as well as selections from her recent participation in Dimitris Katanztis’ album “Last night” and her new collaboration with Lena Platonos, in versified poetry Emily Dickinson.



The worksongs project: worksongs from all around the world

the worksongs project
music show on Sunday, March 18th at 21:30.
Theater Wagon

Five musicians with different backgrounds (classical, jazz, blues, folk, tradional) meet for an original project with worksongs from all over the workd and create the band "the worksongs project" and its personal sound.



Dimitris Laios: “from Blues to Tradition”

music show, Thursday 15th June at 21:30
Apovathra
A unique musical journey with references from world music, folk, country, blues to contemporary and traditional song, with a focus in their first album “10 experiential songs”.



Nikos Chatzitsakos Quartet

jazz evening, on Wednesday 7th June at 21:30

Apovathra

Nikos Chatzitsakos and his quartet open the atmospheric scenery of the Apovathra in the summer’s first open-air live, with original compositions, arrangements of the Great American Songbook and compositions of the legendary hard-bop musicians in a unique Jazz evening.



Eva Sakellari

music performance on Thursday 8th June at 21:30
Apovathra

With her lively stage appearance, her full voice and the tone color of a black diva, Eva Sakellari “dresses” the summer night with old and new soul, jazz, pop, funk hits and covers interpreted with her own unique style, from Amy Winehouse to Joss Stone and Etta James, as well as extraordinary covers.



Fearless Miss Breda and the 7 hidden secrets

interactive guided tour for the whole family every Sunday at 17:00 (starting on December 4th, 2016)

The Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf in collaboration with the museologist-tour guide Popi Georgopoulou, making good use of research conducted by the museologist Evanthia Kairi, prepared an interactive guided tour for families.



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