4-12 September 2020
Europe/Athens timezone
We invite abstract submission and registration however we propose to not buy tickets till July 2020



19:00 - 20:00  Blessing in the OAC Chapel:
Introduction to the History of OAC Chapel  and Meaning of Blessing by Katerina Karkala (OAC) given inside the OAC Chapel (old building), followed by a ceremony of Blessing in the OAC Chapel for interested people.

20:30 - 21:15  After dinner talk in the open veranda of OAC:
"History of Crete" by Emanuela Larentzakis with a particular focus on the History of Chania. This talk is preparation for the excursion to Chania.

19:00 - 20:20 Guided tour by Katerina Karkala (OAC) to the nearby Gonia Monastery.
The tour will include visit to the Museum of the Monastery with very old paintings and objects and a talk given in the veranda of the Museum overlooking the sea.


21:20 - 22:30 Welcome Concert by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (Violin) and Vladimir Nor (Cello) (Formal dressing is suggested).

16:00 - 22:45 Excursion to Chania with guides 
16:00 Departure from OAC
Group 1,2,3:
17:00 - 19:00 Walking guided tour in Chania 
19:00 - 21:00 Free time (dinner arranged by participants)
21:00 - 22:00 Perfomance by Mikhail Nor (Tenor) and
Public Talk
in greek in Sailing Club in Chania, old harbor
22:45 bus departure from Kriti Hotel
Group 4 (please, follow Sonia Kabana)
17:00 - 18:00  Walking guided tour in Chania 
18:00 - 18:45  Walk with a guide through Jewish quarter of Chania. Starting point is the Synagogue of Chania
18:45 - 19:10 Talk about History of Jews in Greece (15+5')
19:15 - 19:35 Soprano Kalliopi Petrou perfomance in the synagogue, accompanied by flute (Tomasso Dorigo)
19:45-21:00 Service in the synagogue for interested people
21:00-22:45 Free time (dinner arranged by participants)
22:45 bus departure from Kriti Hotel



18:00 - 19:30 Round table in OAC amphitheatre
19:30 - 21:15 Music in OAC amphitheatre
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Trio in A minor, Op. 50, In memory of a great artist by Ruben Muradian (Piano), Svetlana Nor (Violin), Vladimir Nor (Cello)
21:15 - 22:45  Dinner on OAC Terrace


Conference Excursions

06:00 - 19:00  Excursion I: Palace of Knossos
One excursion will visit the  Palace of Knossos, center of the Minoan civilization (3650-1450 BCE), considered Europe's oldest city, where the legendary King Minos has reigned, with the Labyrinth of Minotaurus in which human sacrifices were made. His mother Europi (Ευρωπη) broad to Crete by Zeus, gave her name to the continent of Europe. The excursion will visit also the Museum of Herakleion, one of the richest Musea in Greece. 
10:00 - 18:00  Excursion II: the Fallassarna beach
the Fallassarna beach, one of the most famous and purest beaches of Crete.
06:00-17:00, 08:00-14:00 Excursion III: Monasteries
Other excursions will visit famous historical Monasteries in the mountains of Crete, including the celebrated Holy Monastery of Chrysopigi(16th century) with its rare Exhibition of old paintings.

19:30-20:30 Concert of Classical Music in OAC at , by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (violin), Vladimir Nor (cello). (Formal dressing is suggested).
20:30 Poster session and Best Poster Award ceremony in the lower veranda of OAC, with wine tasting and dinner at 20:30-21:30. 
18:45-19:45 OAC amphitheater, Public Talk in english.
21:30-22:30 Opera Gala, OAC amphitheater. Artists: Kalliopi Petrou, SopranoAlessia Tofaninpiano. (Formal dressing is suggested). The program can be found under materials at the home webpage.

20:00-23:30  Conference Dinner with life Cretan Music and Dance in OAC.
18:30-20:00 Cultural event in OAC with talks and short interlude with classical music (Piano: Alessia Tofanin). (TBC)
21:30-22:30 Concert, "Sacred Music". Artists: Kalliopi Petrou, Soprano, Alessia Tofanin, piano.The program can be found under materials at the home webpage.