THE FEDERATION OF CEPHALONIAN & ITHACIAN SOCIETIES "ODYSSEUS"
THE CEPHALONIAN BROTHERHOOD OF NY
THE CEPHALONIAN BROTHERHOOD YOUTH OF NY
HELLENIC PAIDEIA OF AMERICA ORGANIZATION
FEDERATION OF GREEK AMERICAN EDUCATORS
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF UNESCO PRESENT
PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS' OPERA
IN SOLIDARITY-LOVE & SUPPORT FOR EARTHQUAKE STRICKEN KEFALONIA
VIDEO FROM KEFALONIA'S EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SHOWN
Guests of Honour: Guy Djoken and Ioannis Maronitis (UNESCO
Directed by Vasileios Asimakopoulos
Prometheus: Vasileios Asimakopoulos, bass
Io/Goddess Athena: Irene Konsta, soprano
Ocean/Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Via/Oceanide: Maria Lyberakou, soprano
Danae Kioupouroglou, flute
Dimitris Sideris, oboe
YinJia Lin, piano
MAMIE FAY AUDITORIUM
Sunday 9th March at 5:00pm
21-21 DITMARS BOULEVARD, QUEENS, NY 11105
Few words about the opera “Prometheus Bound” by Panagiotis Karousos
Based on Aeschylus tragedy “Prometheus Bound” by Panagiotis Karousos first premiered in Montreal, Canada in 1994 and played in French until 2000. In 1998 the work presented in Los Angeles at Beverly Hills City Hall with a great success. In 2008 represented in New York and Washington in English under the direction of maestro Grant Gilman, and American soloists from the opera of New York. The opera impressed with the high lyricism and characterized as a divine music composition work. In Greece Prometheus Bound presented at the Municipal Theatres of Athens, Salamina, Argostoli, Lixouri, Ithaca, Cholargos, Chalkis, at the Concert Hall of the Greek Writers, in “Parnassos” Concert Hall, in the Old Parliament House, at the Theatre Veakeio, and the Theatre “Jenny Karezi”. In 2013 bass Vasileios Asimakopoulos did unforgettable presentations of the opera as a director and leading role at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, the Ancient Theatre Ekklesiasterion (Odeon) in Ancient Messene, the Ancient Agora at the Ancient Site of Acropolis, and the National Archeological Museum of Greece, and performed the main arias of the opera at “Parnassos” Concert Hall conducted by E. Kalkanis.
Panagiotis Karousos is a renowned Greek-Canadian composer who brings to his music the philosophy and spiritualism of the Greek classics. He successfully presented all his operas (Prometheus, Olympic Flame, Alexander the Great, Light of Christianity) around major North American cities. His Symphony No.1 “Liberty” presented in New York with the Astoria Symphony and maestro Silas Nathaniel Huff. His Piano Concerto No.1 performed in Montreal Canada under the auspices of UNESCO in 2000. Also his Symphony No.2 “Olympic” performed in Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal with the OSJL-L Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andre Gauthier. Recently the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Athens conducted by E. Kalkanis premiered his Symphony No.4 “Earth”.