CLASSICAL MUSIC IN EPHESUS HEIGHTS
The greatness and splendor of antique Ephesus, the ancient Greek city come to life by a classical concert in this magical setting. The 25,000-seat Grand Theatre is where Paul preached to the Ephesians, Still known for its exceptional acoustics, the amphitheatre has hosted Elton John, Pavarotti, Diana Ross, and Sting.
Ephesus at night is perhaps more evocative than during the blinding light of the summer sun and lends a special ambience to the performance of classical music . Great theatre, Celsus Llibrary and Odeon in Ephesus are used for concerts.
Gala concert may feature works by Verdi and Wagner; the grandeur of their music most suited to the amphitheatre at Ephesus. Other concerts of interest at Ephesus, to music lovers who find themselves staying in the vicinity include performances by Kremerata Baltica and Mischa Maisky of works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Vasks
Ephesus ancient city claiming 250,000 residents during the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. - in the Roman Empire. About 27-square-miles of awesome, excavated ruins lure visitors past houses, shops, a tavern, a bordello, columns, and even to the toilets, whose rows of cut outs in long marble slabs above mosaic floors provided businessmen places to socialize. The iconic façade of the library of Celsus, completed about 125 A.D., displays intricately carved columns and pediments. The library could store 12,000 papyrus scrolls in niches, read through slots. Despite earlier destruction, it was rebuilt in the 20th century. The more recently excavated, multi-level, Terrace Houses -- dating from the 1st century B.C. -- demonstrate how wealthy Ephesians lived in homes decorated with mosaics and vivid frescoes.