Πέμπτη, 19 Μαΐου 2016

THE CONSUL OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN NEW YORK MRS VERONICA V. NEVZOROVA AT "PORPHYRA"

George Selinsky, Veronica V. Nevzorova, Russian Consul of Cultural Affairs, 
Despina Chrissochos, and Billy Chrissochos

Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera @ The Players Theatre May 13-15th.

Photo by Demetrios Tsinopoulos 




Pictured: George SelinskyConsul of Cultural Affairs of the Russian Federation Mrs.Veronica V. Nevzorova, Despina Chrissochos and Billy Chrissochos — with George SelinskyDespina Chrissochos and Billy Chrissochos at The Players Theatre.



MRS VERONICA V. NEVZOROVA, CONSUL OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN NEW YORK ATTENDED "PORPHYRA", A GRECIAN ROCK OPERA AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE

Mrs. Veronica V. Nevzorova, Consul of Cultural Affairs of the Russian Federation in New York congratulated the creator of the "Grecian rock Opera "Porphyra" Mr. Billy Chrissochos for fine work and amazing production. 
Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands and Member of the Board of the World Federation of Associations and Club Centers for UNESCO, responsible for Europe and North America, pictured here awarding the entire cast of Porphyra.


Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera. 
Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world" 
Off Broadway debut @ The Players Theatre May 13-15th, 2016
George Tsalikis: Director
Billy Chrissochos: Music Director
Dena Stevens: Choregrapher

Photos by Christos Kavvadas, Fotis Papagermanos & Demetrios John Tsinopoulos

Featured Cast:
George Tsalikis as Vladimir
Marlain Angelides as Anna
Dom Giovanni as Basil II
Elaine Tuttle as Olga
Mantalena Papadatou as the Narrator

Billy Chrissochos: Guitar
Mike Risko Savvas: Guitar, Tzoura
Richard Khuzami: Percussion
The Dena Stevens' Shazadi Dance Project:
Dena Stevens: Choreographer/Principal Dancer
Mia Stevens: Lead Dancer
Peishan Lo: Principal Dancer
Alicia Kubeck: Dancer
Carola Cookie Gremlich: Dancer

Eli Markos: Production Manager/Light Designer 
Despina Chrissochos: Production Associate
Chris Pollatos: Production Associate

Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands and Member of the Board of the World Federation of Associations and Club Centers for UNESCO, responsible for Europe and North America, pictured here awarding appointing Mr. Billy Chrissochos as a director of Modern Music for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands after the recommendation of composer Panagiotis Karousos.

Under the auspices of UNESCO
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Δευτέρα, 16 Μαΐου 2016

TRIUMPHAL PRESENTATION OF THE GREEK ROCK OPERA "PORPHYRA" BY BILLY CHRISSOCHOS

New York, Monday 16 May, 2016. The first Greek Rock opera "Porphyra" by Billy Chrissochos presented successfully at The Players Theatre, Off Broadway in New York.

All three days performances concluded by a Standing Ovation for all artists especially for the composer of the Musical Billy Chrissochos. Dancers, singers, musicians and actors gave their best for a thrilling stage performance that pleased the cheer audience. 

Mr. Ioannis Maronitis president of Greece's UNESCO Club awarded Billy Chrissochos' Porphyra in New York UNESCO Club of Piraeus and Islands awarded “Porphyra, a Grecian Rock Opera. Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world,” An awesome presentation from all artists.  

Porphyra first Greek Rock Opera at Players Theater in Broadway 
This very successful premiere for the Greek Rock Opera “Porphyra" by Billy Chrissochos at The Players Theatre in New York brought to a spotlight a Byzantine love story never made before.
The musical “Porphyra" by Billy Chrissochos concered the Off Broadway in Manhattan and now is ready for a bigger stage performances around New York and USA cities.
Cast was excellent, hilarious and spectacular a real Broadway casting. Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, awarded and appointed the creator of “Porphyra" Mr. Billy Chrissochos as a Director of Modern Music and representative UNESCO Club of Piraeus & Islands in America.
Also the president of UNESCO awarded all cast artists after the applause of the cheer audience. 
“Porphyra, a Grecian Rock Opera. Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world” 
Amazing dancers and choreographies in Porphyra
"Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera. 
Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world."
UNESCO Club Greece award recipients! 
Original music by Billy Chrissochos
Original lyrics by Billy Chrissochos and George Tsalikis
Book by George Tsalikis / Director: George Tsalikis
Choreographer: Dena Stevens


All cast on the stage The Players Theatre with Mr. Maronitis
Porphyra by Billy Chrissochos make its Off Broadway debut for a three successful days: Friday, May 13thSaturday, May 14th, and Sunday, May 15th, at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, New York, NY 

Featured Cast:

George Tsalikis as Vladimir

Marlain Angelides as Anna

Dominick Giovanni as Basil II
Elaine Tuttle as Olga
Mantalena Papadatou as the Narrator
Billy Chrissochos: Guitar
Mike “Risko” Savvas: Guitar, Tzoura
Grzegorz Swirszcz: Bass
James Shepherd: Drums
Richard S. Khuzami: Percussion
The Dena Stevens Shazadi Dance Project:
Dena Stevens: Choreographer/Principal Dancer
Mia Stevens: Lead Dancer
Peishan Lo: Principal Dancer
Alicia Kubeck: Dancer
Carola Gremlich: Dancer
Elias Markos: Production Manager
“PORPHYRA” UNDER THE AUSPICES OF UNESCO PIRAEUS AND ISLANDS IN NEW YORK
Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands and Member of the Board of the World Federation of Associations and Club Centres for UNESCO, responsible for Europe and North America, appointed Mr. Chrissochos as a director of Modern Music for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands after the recommendation of composer Panagiotis Karousos.
http://en.unescopireas.gr/2016/04/28/porphyra-under-the-auspices-of-unesco-piraeus-and-islands-in-new-york/
Porphyra is featured on NY1 News: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2016/03/11/queens-music-studio-becoming-a-hit-with-bands-in-the-city.html
Special thanks to #RuschellBoone for interview!
Billy Chrissochos and Porphyra featured in the Queens Gazette:http://www.qgazette.com/news/2016-03-02/Features/Billy_Chrissochos.html
Porphyra on New Greek TV (NGTV)
http://www.newgreektv.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=19424%3Anea-yorki-rock-opera-me-thema-to-vyzantio&Itemid=785 

Billy Chrissochos said: "Set in the year 988AD, the Heroic Age of Basil II Emperor of Byzantium, the story chronicles Princess Anna Porphyrogenita and her marriage to Grand Prince Vladimir of the Kievan Rus. An incredible story of Love, War and Peace brought to life through Hard Rock and Greek Folk music, dancing, and a twelve piece rock orchestra.
Proudly brought to you by Porphyra Corp and The Hellenic American Center for the Arts. 
We made history last May with our Rock Opera being the first ever to successfully debut at Carnegie Hall. The current show is the concert version of Porphyra the Musical. 
Investors and sponsors welcomed. You can find more information and all our press at www.Porphyrarockopera.com".

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Elaine Tuttle as Olga George Tsalikis as Vladimir



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