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Julie Ziavras, Greek program celebrating WWII liberation of Athens
Saturday, October 10, Astoria, NY


Julie Ziavras with Mostly Opera Co., music of Sondheim & Webber
Saturday, October 27, Scranton, PA

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2018
WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
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: csirigos100@aol.com.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
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.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
April 21, 2018
7:00 pm


The Mostly Opera Company
presents:
"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 www.mostlyopera.net, email: mostlyoperasings@gmail or call: 570-702-4356.



WHEN WHAT WHERE

Thursday,
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 (embca.com), 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 http://embca.com/event/rembetika-blues-concert-2018/.



WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
May 18, 2018


CD release and tribute to songwriter Tom Miller


Blooming Grove, NY

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.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Thursday,
June 21, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm


Summer Concert Series
Harpswell, Maine
Spiros Exaras & Julie Ziavras


Harpswell Bandstand by the Sea
Mitchell Field
Harpswell, Maine

Julie Ziavras will join the internationally renowned classical and jazz guitarist and composer Spiros Exaras for a program of international folk inspired music. They will perform different styles of music, including jazz, folk and world music sing in several different languages. They are joined by guest singer/songwriter and guitarist Ken DeAngelis.

The Summer Concert Series at the Harpswell Bandstand by the sea features concerts by prominent American and international musicians sponsored by the Town of Harpswell, Maine. It is free and open to the public. Visit: harpswell.maine.gov.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
October 20, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm


Athenians' Society of NY
Commemorates
The October 12, 1944
Liberation of Athens
Julie Ziavras, featured performer


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

Julie Ziavras will peform a program of Greek songs commemorating the anniversary of the October 12, 1944 liberation of Athens from the German Nazi occupation forces during WWII hosted by the Athenians' Society of NY. Julie's program will include well known songs of the WWII era and songs that were written about the occupation and that celebrate the liberation of Athens on Oct. 12, 1944. The program includes patriotic songs originally sung by Sophia Vembo and by Theodorakis, Leondis, Mavroudis and Tsitsanis, among other prominent songwriters. She is accompanied by Spiros Cardamis, piano/synths and Mike Stoupakis, bouzouki.

The program, hosted by the Athenians' Society of NY, includes keynote speaker Andreas Karras of CUNY and rare, short historic documentary videos. There will be a reception after the program. Admission is FREE. For more information call: 203-268-3327 or email: atheniansocietyny@gmail.com.

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Saturday,
October 27, 2018
6:00 pm


The Mostly Opera Company
presents:
"An Odd Couple":
The music of
Sondheim & Webber


Scranton Hilton

100 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18510

Soprano Julie Ziavras will join the cast of The Mostly Opera Company for their annual dinner theater performance entitled "An Odd Couple", celebrating the music of Steven Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Two of the most famous composers of Broadway, these two greats have written over 50 shows, an "odd coupling" variety of very different styles. The program is accompanied by an instrumental ensemble led by Music Director Linda Houck at the piano.

Featured is music from Evita, Cats, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Sunset Boulevard, Follies, Company, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods, Phantom of the Opera and more, with a special guest appearance by the dancers of the Scranton Civic Ballet. Julie's solos are "Don't Cry for me Argentina" from Webber's Evita and Sondheim's "Ladies who Lunch" from Company.

The dinner theater begins with a cash bar cocktail hour at 6:00 pm followed by the full course dinner and the show in the ballroom at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $65 for dinner and the show. Mostly Opera’s dinner cabarets are always very popular and well attended events, so if you are interested in coming, you are encouraged to make a reservation. Call: 570-702-4356 or send a check to: Mostly Opera, P.O. Box 20044, Scranton, PA 18503.


WHEN WHAT WHERE

Sunday,
October 28, 2018
12:30 pm


OXI Day Celebration
Julie Ziavras, soloist



Stathakion Cultural Center

22-51 29th Street
Astoria, NY 11105

Soprano Julie Ziavras and tenor Ionas Artemou are accompanied by Glafkos Kontemeniotis, pianist, in a presentation of songs commemorating OXI Day. As special guest soloists, they will perform patriotic songs from the WWII era, music by Theodorakis and others and a duet written by Ionas Artemou called "Romiosini."

This event presented by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY begins at 10:00 am at St. Catherine & George Orthodox Church (2230 33rd St, Astoria, NY) with the Doxology and Artoklasia. At 11:30 am a small Greek parade will head towards Stathakion Cultural Center where the celebration continues. At 12:30 the performances include traditional dancing with authentic costumes by the the Greek American Folklore Society, a musical presentation by the Theatrical Group of the Pancyprian Association directed by Leonidas Loizides and solo musical performances by Julie Ziavras and Ionas Artemou accompanied by Glafkos Kontemeniotis.

This
OXI Day celebration commemorates the day Greece said "No" and refused the Nazis ultimatum to surrender on October 28, 1940. Greeks are very proud of the pivotal role Greece played during WWII by defeating Italian dictator Benito Mousolini in the first Allied victory of WWII. OXI Day is a Greek National holiday celebrated every year on October 28. "Hence you will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks" (Winston Churchill) " Greece has set the example which every one of us must follow until the despoilers of freedom everywhere have been brought to their just doom." (F.D. Roosevelt)

ADMISSION IS FREE and open to the public. The performances are followed by a food and beverage reception. This event will be well attended with many dignitaries, including ambassadors and consulates in attendance, so early seating is advised.



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