In August and September 2017 the orchestra performed five concerts in Rhodes at the Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes in the frame of  “Music in Rhodes Festival“, Heraklion, Rethymnon (Fortezza), Elefsina (Aishylia festival) and Athens (Zappeion).
The first concert of the 2017 tour took place on the 30th of August in Music in Rhodes Festival at the Palace of the Grand Master. The day before, Greeks and Turks performed together a chamber music concert. After Rhodes the orchestra travelled to Creta and gave two performances, one in Heraklion and a second in Rethymon in the Castle of Fortezza. Then the group got aboard a ship to Attiki where they performed in Elefsina (European Cultural Capital 2021) and in Zappeion Megaron in Athens. Throughout all the concerts, Turkish cellist Gokce Bahar Oytun performed as guest soloist under the direction of the Greek Conductor Zoe Zeniodi.
This year’s program consisted of:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Ουγγρικοί χοροί
No.1 Allegro molto
No.5 Allegro – Vivace

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Κοντσέρτο για βιολοντσέλο και ορχήστρα αρ. 2 σε Ρε μείζονα έργο 101

Allegro moderato
Rondo (Allegro)


Piotr IlyichTchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Συμφωνία αρ 5 έργο 64 σε Μι ελάσσονα
Andante – Allegro con anima
Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza – Moderato con anima
Valse. Allegro moderato
Finale. Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace

Soloist: Gokce Bahar Oytun, violoncello
Conductor: Zoe Zeniodi
Photographic meterial published here of the 2017 tour, is created by Stavros Habakis.