Παρασκευή, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2015

PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS’ WORKS LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE NEW HELLENIC RADIO, INTERNET AND TELEVISION (NERIT)

Panagiotis Karousos, Mirela Ruci, Christos Papageorgiou, Efi Christodoulou, Georgia Konstantopoulou 
On Wednesday, January 28 recorded works of Greek Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos at the Studio E of the Greek National Radio-television, for the Radio Show of Christos Papageorgiou, "Lunch Time Live Concert" 13.00 - 15.00 / 90.9 FM live.
The works will be broadcast on Wednesdays at Greek National Radio Station by the Third Program of NERIT hosted by the Director of the Third Program Radio Show of the pianist and composer Christos Papageorgiou.
Maria Lyberakou, Vanessa Kalkanis, Irene Konsta, Panagiotis Karousos, Eleftherios Kalkanis, Christos Papageorgiou, Anastasios Stellas
The Greek Orchestra directed by the famous Greek conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Athens Eleftherios Kalkanis.
In the concert presented works by Panagiotis Karousos with notable well known artists with perfect interpretations.
The program included the orchestral works Violin Concerto (Efi Christodoulou, violin), Cello Concerto (Mirela Ruci, cello), Oboe Romance (Georgia Konstantopoulou, oboe), and in a World Premiere the String Quartet (Brunilda Malo, Monika Dhamo, Alketa Tzaho, Mirela Ruci).
From the operas of Panagiotis Karousos presented excerpts from the "OLYMPIC FLAME" with soprano Irene Konsta, and highlights from "PROMETHEUS BOUND" with soprano Irene Konsta at the role of Io, soprano Vanessa Kalkanis at the role of the Goddess Hera, tenor Anastasios Stellas in the role of God Hermes and soprano Maria Lyberakou in the role of Oceanide.
Also interpreted the aria “Divine Music” from the Oratorio "The Song of Nations" with soprano Vanessa Kalkanis in French, (a poem of Khalil Gibran).
The presented works characterizing the entire compositions of Panagiotis Karousos including (Opera, Oratorio, Concerts, Chamber Music).
The Hellenic Orchestra conducted by Eleftherios Kalkanis included some of the finest musicians as, First Violins: Efi Christodoulou, Brunilda Malo, Monika Dhamo, Stavroula Menti, Second Violins: Katia Kaminski, Stella Ziopoulou, Bledar Skenderi, Violas: Alketa Tzaho, Biliana Zaharinova, Helen Lingri, Cellos: Mirela Ruci, Alexander Tsefa, Contrabass: Dimitris Aslanidis, Flute: Reni Tsalapatis, Oboe: Georgia Konstantopoulou, Clarinets: Thanassis Katerinakis, Panagiotis Markou. Soloists: Irene Konsta, soprano, Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano, Maria Lyberakou, soprano, Anastasios Stellas, tenor.

The Third Program thanked the musicians, soloists conductor and composer for the great concert offered to THE Greek National Radio Show in NERIT.

Δευτέρα, 26 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Constantin Carathéodory the first visiting lecturer of the American Mathematical Society

Constantin Carathéodory,  (born Sept. 13, 1873Berlin, Ger.—died Feb. 2, 1950Munich), German mathematician of Greek origin who made important contributions to the theory of real functions, to thecalculus of variations, and to the theory of point-set measure.
After two years as an assistant engineer with the British Asyūṭ Dam project in Egypt, Carathéodory began his study of mathematics at the University of Berlin in 1900. In 1902 he entered the University of Göttingen, where he received his Ph.D. (1904) under the German mathematician Hermann Minkowski. After teaching at the Universities of Hannover (1909), Breslau (1910–13), Göttingen (1913–18), and Berlin (1918–20), he accepted a post at the University of Smyrna, which the Greeks were setting up in Anatolia. When the Turks razed Smyrna in 1922, Carathéodory managed to save the university library, which he moved to the University of Athens, where he taught until 1924. He then was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Munich.
Carathéodory’s contributions to the calculus of variations include a comprehensive theory of discontinuous solutions, in which previously there had been only limited findings. He also added important results to the relationship between first-order partial differential equations and the calculus of variations. His work on the problems of variation of m-dimensional surfaces in an n-dimensional space marked the first far-reaching results for the general case. He contributed important findings to the theory of the functions of several variables and simplified the proof of the main theorem of conformal representation of simply connected regions on the unit-radius circle. His investigations of the geometrical-set theoretic properties of boundaries resulted in his theory of boundary correspondence. He also contributed to thermodynamics and helped to develop Einstein’s special theory of relativity.
His published works include Vorlesungen über reelle Funktionen (1918; “Treatise on Real Functions”), Conformal Representation (1932), Geometrische Optik (1937; “Geometrical Optics”), Reelle Funktionen (1939; “Real Functions”), andFunktionentheorie, 2 vol. (1950; “Function Theory”).
Constantin Caratheodory (left) with Hungarian
mathematician 
Lipót Fejér (1880–1959)
(standing to the right). (wiki)
In 1928 Carathéodory became the first visiting lecturer of the American Mathematical Society. He sailed to the United States with his wife in January and after a lecture tour and time spent as a visiting professor at Harvard, returned to Munich in September. In the following year he received an offer of a post from Stanford university and was in fact appointed there in September 1929. 
Carathéodory continued to hold his position in Munich until he retired in August 1938. However he certainly undertook many duties which took him to other places. In particular he continued to work on reorganising the Greek universities, particularly during 1930-32, with the aim of integrating Greece academically into Europe. In 1936-37 he made another visit to the United States, giving a lecture at the American Mathematical Society meeting to commemorate the tercentenary of Harvard University on 31 August 1936, then spending the winter semester at the University of Wisconsin as Carl Schurz Memorial Professor.
Athens Street Art, Greece. Artist: iNO ino1.gr Albert Einstein andConstantin Carathéodory

Κυριακή, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2015

GREEK NATIONAL RADIO-TV NERIT PRESENTS PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS WORKS

Maestro E. Kalkanis - Composer P. Karousos - Soprano V. Kalkanis
A CONCERT WITH WORKS BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS
IN THE GREEK NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM
PROMETHEUS BOUND HIGHLIGHTS
 OLYMPIC FLAME HIGHLIGHTS
VIOLIN CONCERTO 
CELLO CONCERTO
FLUTE FANTASIA
OBOE ROMANCE
WEDNSDAY 28 JANUARY 2015 AT 1PM 90.9 FM live
STUDIO E (NATIONAL GREEK RADIO TELEVISION)
A portrait of composer Panagiotis Karousos
“Lunch Time Live Concert” with Christos Papageorgiou

VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS - IRENE KONSTA
HELLENIC ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE
CONDUCTED BY ELEFTHERIOS KALKANIS
Program:
Strings Quartet (World Premiere)
Oboe Romance Georgia Konstantopoulou, oboe
The Song of the Nations “Musique Divine” Vanessa Kalkani, soprano
Flute Fantasia Reni Tsalapati, flute
Concerto for Cello Mirela Routsi, cello 
Olympic Flame: Deianira’s aria “Don’t refuse”
Irini Konsta, soprano
Olympic Flame: Hyllus aria "Last night in the darkness"
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Olympic Flame: Macaria &  Hyllus duet  
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass – Vanessa Kalkani, soprano
Concerto for Violin Efi Christodoulou, violin
PROMETHEUS BOUND
Overture
Trio Prometheus, Ocean, Oceanide
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Anastasios Stellas, Maria Lyberakou   
Prometheus lamentation: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io’s aria “Often in the night” Irini Konsta, soprano
Oceanide’s aria Vanessa Kalkani, soprano
Prometheus aria «Now alone» Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io’s aria of Madness Irini Konsta, soprano
Hermes aria Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Hera’s aria “In the rudder of heaven” Vanessa Kalkani, soprano
Prometheus aria «Morning light» Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Duet Prometheus & Io
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass – Irini Konsta, soprano

HELLENIC ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE
under the direction of maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis
Violins: Efi Christodoulou, Stavroula Menti, Christina Valder, Paraskevi Kourkoumeli,
Stella Ziopoulou, Maria Orfanou-Heimariou - Violas: Eleni Liggri, Rania Zetta
Cellos: Mirela Routsi, Spyros Heimarios - Contrabass: Anastasia Siachou
Flutes: Nadia Lidiridi, Zacharias Tarpagos - Oboe: Georgia Kostantopoulou
Horn: Christos Kaloudis - Clarinets: Thanasis Katerinakis, Panagiotis Markou
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Irini Konsta, soprano - Vanessa Kalkani, soprano,
Anastasios Stellas, tenor - Maria Lyberakou, soprano  
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Constantino Brumidi Italian-American historical painter of Greek origin

Constantino Brumidi
Constantino Brumidi (Rome, July 26, 1805 – Washington, February 19, 1880) was an Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for hisfresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Brumidi was born in Rome, his father a Greek from Filiatra in the province of Messinia, Greece, and his mother an Italian. He showed his talent for fresco painting at an early age and painted in several Roman palaces, among them being that of Prince Torlonia. Under Gregory XVI he worked for three years in the Vatican.
The occupation of Rome by French forces in 1849 apparently persuaded Brumidi to emigrate, having joined the short-lived risorgimental Roman Republic, and he sailed for the United States, where he became a naturalizedcitizen in 1852. Taking up his residence in New York City, the artist painted a number of portraits. Subsequently he undertook more important works, the principal being a fresco of the Crucifixion in St. Stephen's Church, for which he also executed a Martyrdom of St. Stephen and an Assumption of Mary. He also executed frescoes at Taylor's ChapelBaltimore, Maryland.
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In 1854 Brumidi went to Mexico, where he painted an allegorical representation of the Holy Trinity in the Mexico City cathedral. On his way back to New York he stopped at Washington D.C. and visited the Capitol. Impressed with the opportunity for decoration presented by its vast interior wall spaces, he offered his services for that purpose toQuartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs. This offer was accepted, and about the same time Meigs wascommissioned as a captain of cavalry.
War in The Apotheosis of Washington.jpg
His first art work in the Capitol Building was in the meeting room of the House Committee on Agriculture. At first he received eight dollars a day, which Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War of the United States, helped increase to ten dollars. His work attracting much favourable attention, he was given further commissions, and gradually settled into the position of a Government painter. His chief work in Washington was done in the rotunda of the Capitol and included the Apotheosis of George Washington in the dome and the Frieze of American History, which contains allegorical scenes from American history. His work in the rotunda was left unfinished at his death, but he had decorated many other sections of the building, most notably hallways in the Senate side of the Capitol now known as the Brumidi Corridors.
Commerce in The Apotheosis of Washington.jpg
In the Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, he pictured St. Peter and St. Paul. Brumidi was a capable, if conventional painter, and his black and white modeling in the work at Washington, in imitation of bas-relief, is strikingly effective. He decorated the entrance hall of Saleaudo, located at Frederick, Maryland, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantino_Brumidi)

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