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Saturday, December 31, 9 pm

New London, CT

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2016
WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
February 27, 2016
7:30 pm


Concert in Memory of
Chris Farlekas


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern
9 Vance Road
Rock Tavern, NY 12575


Soprano Julie Ziavras & Ken DeAngelis will join a group of talented musicians and performers to celebrate the local journalist, humanitarian and supporter of the arts Chris Farlekas, who died May 15, 2015.

Performers include jazz pianist Alice Shane, pianist Hollis Kellogg, singer/songwriter Lydia Adams Davis, Diane Diachishin, Barry Benson, Travis Benson, Mike Landrum and composers Steve & Ada Margoshes. Julie is accompanied by Steve and Ada Margoshes on piano.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door plus a contribution to the Food Pantry. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to a food pantry in Port Jervis and to support the good works of the UUCRT that he befriended. Call 917-647-7893.

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday
March 12, 2016


Greek Biennial Dance
hosted by the Amercian
Farm School


Millbrook Club
Greenwich, CT
(PRIVATE)

Fundraiser for the American Farm School in Thelssaloniki with soprano Julie Ziavras, classical guitarist and arranger Spiros Exaras, bouzouki and vocals Christos Papadopoulos and Petros Klampanis.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
April 3, 2016
3:00 pm


The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series
presents:
"The Compleat Julie"
review


Montgomery Senior Center
36 Bridge Street
Montgomery, NY 12549

Soprano Julie Ziavras will present a varied and eclectic multi-genre recital program accompanied by the remarkable pianist/composer Steve Margoshes. Sung in six languages, the program includes classical song, operatic arias, operetta, Broadway, folk ballads and Greek song. Guest artists are Ada Margoshes and Ken DeAngelis.

http://timescommunitypapers.com/2016/03/the-compleat-julie-at-montgomery/

Free and open to the public. Come early to be ensured a seat. Call: 845-457-9867.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
April 30, 2016
7:00 pm


The Mostly Opera Co.
presents
"Sounds of Eastern Europe"
scenes and arias


Covenant Presbyterian Church
500 Madison Ave
Scranton, PA 18510


Soprano Julie Ziavras will join the cast of Mostly Opera in a program featuring memorable scenes and arias from Eastern European opera, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble led by Musical Director Linda Houck at the piano. Julie will sing an aria by Tchaikovsky from his opera Jeanne D'Arc (Maid of Orleans) and a song by Rachmaninoff with a beautiful violin obbligato written by Fritz Kreisler.

The program will include scenes and arias from Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and Czech opera with selections from Eugene Onegin, Halka, Jenufa, Rasalka, Pique Dame, Sadko, Boris Godunov and some folk traditional music. The Scranton Civic Ballet will dance a Mazurka to music from the Polish opera Halka. Helene Tinsley is the Artistic Director and Larry Vojtko the stage director. Story lines will be explained by a narrator. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

Tickets $20 for adults and $10 for students. Free parking or additional information visit www.mostlyopera.net, email: mostlyoperasings@gmail or call: 570-702-4356.

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
May 15, 2016
2:00 pm


The Thrall Library
presents:
"The Compleat Julie Ziavras"


Thrall Library
11-19 Depot Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Soprano Julie Ziavras will present Broadway show tunes and other fun music, accompanied by pianist/composer Steve Margoshes (composer of FAME, The Musical).

The program includes a medley from Rodgers & Hammersteinís The King and I, along with other show tunes, songs in Spanish by Lorca, Granada and a never heard before short piece written by Steve for me with a lyric that is an excerpt from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Ada Margoshes will accompany me on two original songs from her shows Cummings & Goings and Stealing.

Ken DeAngelis and I will perform a set of his original folk songs and an Irish traditional song.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served at intermission. For more information call: 845-341-5454.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
June 18, 2016
7:00 pm


The Pan-Laconian Federation of the US Grand Banquet


St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
433 Fairfield Ave
Hartford, CT

Julie Ziavras will make a guest appearance singing Greek favorites with the Leonidas Islanders Orchestra.

The Grand Banquet Dinner/Dance is part of the 68th annual convention of the Pan-Laconian Federation of the US and Canada, the Pellana Society and the Center for Hellenic Studies Paideia, Storrs, CT.

Tickets are $50 per person and a cash bar. Contact Dimitri Hios: 703-281-3569, Christos Bakes: 203-984-8546, Gus Koutrakos: 803-600-3000 or Fotis Papadeimitrakopoulos: 860-428-7634. For more information visit: www.panlaconian-federation.org.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Tuesday,
September 6, 2016
7:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
The Athens Square Summer Cultural Program
presents:
Julie Ziavras


Athens Square Park
30th Ave at 30th Street
Astoria, NY 11102


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Julie Ziavras will perform a program of Greek songs accompanied by Leonidas Tsantiris, violin, Susan Tsantiris, keyboards and Kostas Psarros, bouzouki.

This concert series is set in an outdoor amphitheater created in the ancient Greek style with statues of the Greek philosopher 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 about the park and its events, visit: www.athenssquarepark.org.

The concerts are free and open to the public.
Bring your own folding chair to be assured a seat. For more information, call: 212-639-9675.

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
October 16, 2016
5:00 pm


The Athenians' Society of NY
C
ommemorates the 72nd anniversary of the Liberation of Athens on October, 1944


Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center
27-09 Crescent Street
Astoria, NY 11102


Soprano Julie Ziavras will perform a program of Greek songs commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Athens from the German Nazi occupation forces during WWII. Her program will include well known songs and rarely performed gems that were written and performed during WWII and were written about the occupation. This includes patriotic songs originally sung by Sophia Vembo and by songwriters Hadjidakis, Loizos, Xarchakos, Markopoulos and Theodorakis. She is accompanied by Glafkos Kontemeniotis, piano and Kostas Fotiadis, bouzouki.

Also featured is the third exhibition of the Hellenic writers with a presentation by keynote speaker journalist Dimitris Filios.

Admission is free. Reception to follow. For more information about the event, call 718-721-1111 or send an e-mail to: atheniansocietyny@gmail.com.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
October 29, 2016
6:00 pm


The Mostly Opera Co.
Dinner theater
"New York, New York"


Scranton Hilton
100 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18503


Soprano Julie Ziavras will join the cast of Mostly Opera in their ever popular dinner theater performance, presenting show stoppers from Broadway and Musical Theater. Featured are favorites from Phantom of the Opera, Mame, On the Town, Roar of the Greasepaint and Applause. Heading a six piece ensemble is Musical Director Linda Houck, Helene Tinsley is Executive Director and Larry Vojtko Stage Director. Joining them are dancers from the Scranton Civic Ballet.

Tickets are $65 per person, including full course gourmet dinner, appetizers and concert. 6:00 pm appetizers and cash bar and 7:00 pm dinner and concert. Reservations required by Oct. 26 and checks can be mailed to Mostly Opera, 142 N. Washington Ave., Suite 800, Scranton, PA 18503. For additional information visit www.mostlyopera.net, email: mostlyoperasings@gmail or call: 570-702-4356.
Link to newpaper article with more info: link.

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
November 6, 2016
2:00 -4:00 pm


The Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society, Inc.
presents:
Julie Ziavras
"Greek songs unplugged"


University of Massachusetts Lowell
Fisher Recital Hall in Durgin Hall

31 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01852


Soprano Julie Ziavras presents an "unplugged" acoustic program of Greek classic and popular songs, capturing the lyric expression and the rich, deep texture of the Greek spirit and culture.

With a variety of songs and ballads ranging from the plaintive to the rhythmic, Julieís repertoire includes songs by the most prominent Greek songwriters, (Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Tsitsanis), rembetika (Greek blues) and traditional folk. Many of her selections have lyrics by Nobel Prize winning poets and are of historical and cultural significance.  Julie will introduce the songs to enhance the experience for the non-Greek speaking audience, with an explanation of the musical styles and how they express the history and culture of the Greek people. She is accompanied by pianist Athena Adamopoulos and Kostas Psarros, bouzouki.

There is an artist recdeption after the concert and refreshments served. The University is donating light Greek food platters and the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society will provide pastries. Admission is FREE and the concert is open to the public.

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
December 31, 2016
9:00 pm - 1:00 am


New Year's Eve
Greek Celebration


St. Sophia
Greek Orthodox Church

200 Hempstead Street
New London, CT 06320


Julie Ziavras will join the Greek band The Islanders, a dance music ensemble with violin, bouzouki, keyboards and guitar with Leonidas and Susan Tsantiris and singer Toula Balabanis. Mezedes (finger food) is served, party favors, BYOB. Tickets $25 per person, $15 under 18, $5 for 12 and under. For tickets and reservations call 860-442-2377 or email office@saintsophianl.org.

2017
WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
April 30, 2017
4:00 pm


The Mostly Opera Company
presents:
"Opera to Die For"



Covenant Presbyterian Church

500 Madison Ave
Scranton, PA 18510


Soprano Julie Ziavras will join the cast of Mostly Opera in a program featuring memorable scenes and arias from operas with scenes of death, destruction, maddness and murder. Operas include Massenet's Manon, Giordano's "Andrea Chenier", Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", Catalani's "La Wally" and more. The orchestral ensemble is led by Music Director Linda Houck and staging by Larry Vojtko.

More information about the program to come.

Tickets $20 for adults and $10 for students. Free parking. For additional information visit www.mostlyopera.net, email: mostlyoperasings@gmail or call: 570-702-4356.



WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
May 7, 2017
3:00 pm


The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series presents:
"Steve and Ada Margoshes"



Montgomery Senior Center
36 Bridge Street
Montgomery, NY 12549


Soprano Julie Ziavras will sing the works of Broadway composers Steve Margoshes and Ada Janek Margoshes. Julie will sing a role in Ada Janek Margoshes' theater piece "Little Prince" joined by Jeanne Lowell, several singers from NYC and an instrumental ensemble. More informati0n about the program to come.

Free and open to the public. Come early to be ensured a seat. Call: 845-457-9867.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
September 23, 2017


Julie Ziavras performs at the Alexander the Great Theater
at the University of Connecticut


Univeristy of Connecticut
Storrs Campus at 28 Dog Lane
Storrs, CT 06268

Soprano Julie Ziavras will perform a program of Greek songs at the Alexander the Great Theater to celebrate the opening of the Hellenic Museum which is part of the The Center for Hellenic Studies "Paideia", located at the main campus of the University of Connecticut. The all marble Classical styled outdoor amphitheatre was recently completed and seats 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 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. It includes the Hellenic Museum which emphasizes the contributions of the Spartans and greater Laconian Region. 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.

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



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