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Thursday,
September 7, 2017
7:00 pm
(doors open at 6:00)


EMBCA presents:
Hellenic Rebetika and Turkish Music Concert


St. Peter's Church at Citicorp Center
619 Lexington Ave at 54th St.
New York, NY 10022

A unique concert of musical bridge building with the Turkish International Musical Ensemble sharing the stage with the Hellenic Rebetika Ensemble, an authentic Greek rebetika ensemble led by Julie Ziavras vocalist/musical director. Rebetika, the urban blues of Greece, is a synthesis of Greek traditional music and Turkish Asia Minor cafe music whose emblematic instrument is the bouzouki.

The Hellenic Rebetika Ensemble will include Musical Director Julie Ziavras (vocals, guitar), Kostas Psarros (bouzouki/vocals), Mavrothis Kontanis (oud/vocals), Costas Baltazanis (guitar), Megan Gould (violin) and Steve Vavagiakis (hand percussion).

The Turkish and International Music Ensemble, Inc. (TIME) is led by Nedim Katgi, Musical/Artistic Director and pianist. It includes instrumentalists Jenap Jon Turk (violin), Hakan Inan (oud), Mustafa Demirci (kanoon), Sal Mamudoski (clariner), Senol Kucuk (darbuka) and a chorus.

The concert is sponsored by EMBCA, The Eastern Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance (embca.com), whose mission is to promote the professional business, educational, artistic and cultural interests of Eastern Mediterranean Americans in association with The Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TACCI).

Tickets $20, available at the door or online at http://embca.com/event/rembetika-turkish-music-concert/. A Chamber of Commerce sponsored artist reception with refreshments to follow concert.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Tuesday,
September 12, 2017
7:00 pm


Athens Square Greek Summer Concert Series presents:
Julie Ziavras


Athens Square Park
30th Ave bet. 29 & 30th St.
Astoria, NY

Julie Ziavras will perform a program of Greek songs accompanying herself on guitar and joined by Kostas Psarros on bouzouki, with a special guest appearance by Leonidas Tsantiris on violin and Susan Tsantiris on keyboards, specialists in traditional Greek dance music.

"A stunning vocalist fluent in the Greek musical tradition", soprano Julie Ziavras presents a program capturing the lyric beauty and expressiveness of classic Greek popular song, ranging from the plaintive to the highly spirited and rhythmic. Accompanying herself on guitar, the program will include songs by renowned Greek songwriters including Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Tsitsanis, Hiotis, rembetika (Greek blues) and traditional folk songs.

"A stunning vocalist fluent in the Greek musical tradition", soprano Julie Ziavras presents a program capturing the lyric beauty and expressiveness of classic Greek popular song, ranging from the plaintive to the highly spirited and rhythmic. Accompanying herself on guitar, the program will include songs by renowned Greek songwriters including Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Tsitsanis, Hiotis, rembetika (Greek blues) and traditional folk songs.

This outdoor concert is free and open to the public. It is set in an outdoor amphitheater created in the ancient Greek style with statues of the Greek philosopeher Socrates and the goddess Athena, giving the park a Hellenic ambience. This is a family community event sponsored by the non-profit Athenians' Society of NY in collaboration with the Athens Square Park Executive Board.

For more information, call: 212-639-9675. Come early and bring your own folding chair to be assured a seat.



WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
September 23, 2017
3:00 pm


Julie Ziavras performs at the Alexander the Great Theater
amphitheater


University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus
28 Dog Lane
Storrs, CT 06268

Soprano Julie Ziavras will perform for the ceremony to celebrate of the opening of the Spartan Museum at the outdoor ancient style amphitheater The Alexander the Great Theater located at the main campus of the University of Connecticut. Afterwards she will perform Greek songs for the fundraising dinner dance reception held by the Pan-Laconian Society at the neighboring Center for Hellenic Studies "Paideia" of the University of Connecticut. She will accompany herself on guitar, joined by Kostas Psarros, bouzouki and Spiros Cardamis, keyboards.

Julie's musical presentation for the ceremony will include works by the prominent Spartan composer Alekos Panayiotopoulos and a song written to the poetry of the great Spartan poet Nikiforos Vrettakos. The performance will take place at the Alexander the Great Theater, an all marble Classical styled outdoor amphitheatre that was recently completed with seats for over 700 spectators. It is the first authentic classical styled open air theater in America and is a depiction of the Ancient Greek theater of Epidavros with the orchestra, a two-story stage and a colonnade. The event will be attended by the archbishop and many dignitaries from Greece.

For the dinner dance reception hosted by the Pan-Laconian Society, Julie will be joined by Spiros Cardamis on keyboard and Kostas Psarros, bouzouki to present Greek music from the region.

The Hellenic Society "Paideia" is a non profit organization dedicated to educating students of all ages about the Hellenic Language and Culture. "Paideia" is the Greek word incorporating all the ideals of Classical Greece; education, instruction, discipline, culture, ideas, and citizenship. The "Paideia" Center features the Macedonia Educational Building, the Three Hieratchs Chapel and the Alexander the Great Theatre. The Macedonia Educational Building was opened in 1997 and includes multiple classrooms, several offices, student meeting rooms, a community hall, a library and an exhibit hall. The curriculum offers Greek language, culture and history with courses on Modern and Ancient Greek and Byzantine Language, History, Dance, Culinary Arts and study abroad programs to various locations in Greece throughout the year. Opened in 1995, the Three Hieratchs Chapel is the first and only Greek Orthodox Chapel inside an American State University and is built in authentic Byzantine order with its interior done by iconographers and mosaic artists from Greece.

The new Spartan Museum will emphasize the history and contributions of the Spartans and greater Laconian Region. It will feature a valuable collection of paintings, a newly commissioned statue of Leonidas and a bass relief depicting the Battle of Thermopolae.

Call Paideia at 860-429-8518.
More information to come.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
October 1, 2017
5:00- 7:00 pm


"Anna Paidousi: 40 Years of Music and Friendship"


Kefalos Society
20-41 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11105

ulie Ziavras will join a lineup of prominent Greek American singers and musicians to celebrate Anna Paidoussi's 40 year performing career. Performers to include vocalists Anna Paidousi, Grigoris Maninakis and Serafim Lazos with Richard Bennett, piano, Areti Giovanou, piano, Diamantis Tziovas, piano, Kostas Psarros, bouzouki, George Sempepos, guitar & baglama, George Stathos, clarinet & dervisi, Paula Jeannine Bennett, percussion, Peter Basile Bogdanos, percussion, presenting Elena Toumara and additional guests. We will perform individually and as ensembles.

Tickets are $25 and available at the door. This will prove to be an exciting evening of fine music, musicianship and comradery.




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