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Julie Ziavras joins Mostly Opera

Saturday,April 21 at 7 pm
Scranton, PA

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February 17, 2018
8:00 - 11:00 pm

Goodbye party for Dean Sirigos

Pasta Lovers Restaurant

142 West 49 Street
New York, NY 10019

Julie Ziavras will entertain for a goodbye party held for Constantine (Dean) Sirigos as he relocates to Greece. Dean is the Executive Editor of the Greek National Herald newspaper and also Representative of the American Hellenic Institute. All of Dean's friends and acquaintances are invited to join the celebration with food and music.

Julie Ziavras is joined by Spiros Cardamis, keyboards and Chris Papson, bouzouki and vocals. Guests will pay a fixed price of $40.95, which includes a wonderful buffet and complimentary wine and beer. If you wish to attend, RSVP by Feb. 10:


April 15, 2018
10:30 am

Art Casey &
Ken and Julie

The Fountains at the Walkill Golf Club

40 Sands Road
Middletown, NY 10941

Ken and Julie will join Art Casey performing folk and acoustic music for the entertain for the benefit of the Humane Society of Middletown, Inc. Featuring Art Casey, the music will include acoustic favorites accompanied by guitars and vocals.

The Humane Society of Middletown is honoring Alanna Smith, author and John Jappen, architect and project manager for their efforts in obtaining a grant from the NY State Companion Animal Capital Fund. Live auction and raffle and lunch. Tickets $50. Call: 845-386-8508.


April 21, 2018
7:00 pm

The Mostly Opera Company
"Opera... 2, 3, 4"
Duets, Trios & Quartets"

Covenant Presbyterian Church

500 Madison Ave
Scranton, PA 18510

Soprano Julie Ziavras will join the cast of Mostly Opera in a program featuring memorable duets,trios and quartets from famous operas. Julie will sing the card scene from Bizet's Carmen, which will be staged and costumed, a trio from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and a dramatic duet from Verdi's Il Trovatore.

The program also includes a duet from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, the quartet from act III of La Boheme, Turandot and duets from Bizet's Pearlfishers and Verdi's Traviata. There will aslo be ensembles from Tales of Hoffmann, Donizetti and Mostly Opera's "Three Tenors". The orchestral ensemble is led by Music Director Linda Houck , Artistic Director Helene Tinsley and staging by LarryVojtko.

Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students and are available at the door. Free parking. For additional information visit, email: mostlyoperasings@gmail or call: 570-702-4356.


April 26, 2018
7:00 pm

Hellenic / Harlem / Havana Blues & Music Experience

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

The Hellenic Music Ensemble, The Harlem Blues and Havana Cuban groups share the stage for a unique concert and listening experience that features the sounds of Greece, Cuba and Harlem blues.

The Hellenic Music Ensemble with Julie Ziavras (vocals, guitar), Kostas Psarros (bouzouki) and Spiros Cardamis, piano and synths will present a special musical program capturing the lyric expression and the rich, deep texture of the Hellenic spirit and culture.

The concert also features Alyson Williams, a well known Harlem Jazz and R & B recording artist and her ensemble and The Feeling Collective Band under the leadership of Miguel and Mariang Valdes, a dynamic group of extraordinary Cuban Musicians.

The concert is sponsored by EMBCA, The Eastern Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance (, whose mission is to promote the professional business, educational, artistic and cultural interests of Eastern Mediterranean Americans in conjunction with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theater Group.

In addition, an event entitled A Taste of Hellas: A Mediterranean Palette Trade Portal will take place prior to the concert, from 5:00- 7:00 pm. This event, sponsored by The Hermes Expo International and the Queens Chamber of Commerce in Association with EMBCA and St. Peter's Church, will feature speakers discussing importing and exporting and a networking reception with food and wine tasting.

Tickets for the concert are $20, and are available at the door or online at


May 18, 2018

CD release and tribute to songwriter Tom Miller

Ken and Julie will perform for a CD release party honoring Tom Miller and his newly released CD "On The Plains". An epic work paying homage to the plains indians, Julie contributed vocals to the recording and Ken harmonica.
Also performing is the bluegreass group Breakneck Annie.

More information to come about where it can be purchased.


April 30, 2017
4:00 pm

The Mostly Opera Company
"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 to include Massenet's Manon, Giordano's "Andrea Chenier", Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" and more.

Julie will sing an aria from Catalani's "La Wally" and the Confrontation scene from Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda". The orchestral ensemble is led by Music Director Linda Houck and staging by Larry Vojtko.

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


May 7, 2017
3:00 pm

The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series presents:
"A Theatrical Concert with
Steve and Ada Margoshes"

Montgomery Senior Center
36 Bridge Street
Montgomery, NY 12549

A concert of original theater works by composer/pianists Steve Margoshes and Ada Janek Margoshes with guest artists Julie Ziavras & Ken DeAngelis.

This extraordinary husband and wife composer/pianist team will perform excerpts from their various theater works. This will be a show that is both fun and virtuosic. The concert, presented by the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series founded by Howard & Judy Garrett, is free and open to the public.

For the first half of the program, pianist, composer and Broadway orchestrator Steve Margoshes presents a light-hearted retrospective of his years in music. Best known as the composer of Fame - the Musical, Steve’s past collaborators include Jim Rado & Jerry Ragni (authors of Hair). Steve has written for theatre, symphony, ballet, rock recordings and songs in various styles. His selections include his compositions using Shakespeare’s text as lyrics for which I (Julie Ziavras) am guest singer, his musical version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, excerpts from his soundtrack for a documentary about the Three Stooges and his Piano Rhapsody This Is Forever.

Julie Ziavras and Ken DeAngelis with his guitar are guest singers for two songs Steve has written songs in the folk/bluegrass vein. Jeanne-Marie Lowell will join him singing a selection from “New songs from Oz” written for the Oztravaganza Festival in Chittenango, NY (birthplace of L. Frank Baum).

The second half of the program features Ada Janek Margoshes' grownup musical fantasy "The Little Prince", which is lyrically beautiful and absolutely charming. It is a musical adaptation of the book The Little Prince, by Antoine de St.-Exupery sung in English. The cast features wonderful Musical Theater professionals; boy soprano Oliver Nathanielsz as The Little Prince, Julia Nightingale as The Rose and Jonathan Victorian as The Aviator. Julie Ziavras and Jeanne Marie Lowell as The Lady Narrators sing the story narration. Ada accompanies at the piano with a haunting clarinet obligato.  This short version of the show is staged and costumed.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free refreshments served at intermission. Come early to be ensured a seat.


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

EMBCA presents:
Hellenic Rebetika and Turkish Music Concert
link to review

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 (, 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 A Chamber of Commerce sponsored artist reception with refreshments to follow concert.


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.

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.


September 23, 2017
3:00 pm

Julie Ziavras performs at the Alexander the Great Theater

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.


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

Julie 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.


October 28, 2017
6:00 pm

Mostly Opera Co.
"The Ghosts of Tin Pan Alley"
Irving Berlin, George Gershwin & Cole Porter

Scranton Hilton
100 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA

Julie Ziavras will join the singers of The Mostly Opera Company in a dinner theater program called "The Ghosts of Tin Pan Alley", presenting the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin & Cole Porter. These geniuses invented the American sound of music in the 1920s and 30s and introduced a new style of music to the world.

The program will include Alexander's Ragtime Band, Blow Gabriel Blow, Begin the Begine, Whote Christmas, Night and Day, It's delovely, Anything Goes, Embraceable You, In the Still of the Night, Summertime and more.

The dinmer theater begins with a cash bar at 6:00 pm followed by the full course dinner and show in the ballroom.

Tickets are $65 for dinner and the show. Call: 570-702-4356 or send a check to: Mostly Opera, P.O. Box 20044, Scranton, PA 18503.

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