Δευτέρα, 4 Ιουλίου 2016

Standing Ovation and successful concert at the Royal College of Music with works by Panagiotis Karousos, under the Auspices of UNESCO Piraeus & Islands.

Standing Ovation and successful concert at the Royal College of Music with works by Panagiotis Karousos, under the Auspices of UNESCO Piraeus & Islands. Panagiotis Karousos masterpieces works impressed London's classical music audience
Thursday 23rd of June 2016. Fawley Court presented composer Panagiotis Karousos at The Royal College of Music in London with a team of fine artists from Greece.
The concert at the Royal College of Music was successful and composer and all artists where acclaimed by the audience. Mrs Lily Harriss – Director of Development & Alumni Engagement at the RCM and Brigitte Duchesne – ‎Counsellor, Public Diplomacy – High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom gave the awards on behalf of Ioannis Maronitis, President of UNESCO Piraeus & Islands to the artists Irene Konsta, Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Monica Dhamo, Mirela Ruci, and Vivi Kleisoura, for their participation in a high level concert of classical music.
The Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands proudly supported this special event in London, UK, with a distinguish Greek Classical Music composer. Mrs Aida Dellal Hersham, organizer of the concert was special honored with a UNESCO Medal on behalf of 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.
The concert took place at Parry Rooms, of the Royal College of Music, (Prince Consort Rd, LondonSW7 2BS), Thursday 23rd of June 2016. Reception and drinks offered to VIP guests from 6:30pm, and for 7:00pm concert started.
The production was organized and sponsored by Fawley Court, and the presentation made by Aida Dellal Hersham, who invited the composer and artists to London for this special concert.
At this concert Panagiotis Karousos presented for the first time in England some of his best chamber music compositions, Art Songs and arias from his operas Prometheus Bound and Olympic Flame.
This very special concert started with a poem written from Queen Elizabeth I of England, (Written on a Wall at Woodstock). The composer set to music the poem and dedicated especial for the occasion to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her 90 birthdays. The Song for Queen Elizabeth II sang beautifully by soprano Irene Konsta.
The program had three major romantic era English poets, William Shakespeare (sonnet 109), Lord Byron (Maid of Athens), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (Ozymandias).
The “Sonnet 109” by Shakespeare sang by acclaimed bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos.
The rest of the program was: Piano Trio No.1 «D’amour», Romance for Violin and Piano, Divertimento for Cello and Piano, Guillaume Apollinaire: Automne, Johann W. Goethe: Nachtgedanken «Night Thoughts», Alphonse de Lamartine: La Harpe des Cantiques, Rachel Bluwstein: To My Country, Jorge Luis Borges: Son los ríos.
Piano Trio No.1 «D’amour», performed by radiant violinist Monika Dhamo, excellent cellist Mirela Ruci, and fine pianist Paraskevi Kleisoura.
Prometheus aria from the opera “Prometheus Bound”, performed majestically by Vasilis Asimakopoulos, and Deianira’s aria from the opera “Olympic Flame”, wonderfully by Irene Konsta. The concert completed with a duet from the opera “Olympic Flame” with all marvelous artists:
Irene Konsta, soprano, Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass, Monika Dhamo, violin, Mirela Ruci, cello, Paraskevi Kleisoura, piano.
The concert finishes with a Standing Ovation and big applause from the worm audience.

From the rehearsals of the American Dream-Team for the opera "OLYMPIC FLAME" by Panagiotis Karousos

The entire team of the opera «Olympic Flame" the American Dream-Team in Athens Square in Astoria, New York
The stage rehearsals for the opera "OLYMPIC FLAME" by internationally acclaimed Greek-Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos, completed with great success in New York. All artists are amazing and love the work. A real opera dream-team!
The mezzo-soprano Ola Rafalo as Alcmene, the soprano Elisabeth Shoup as Deianeira, and the soprano Stella Papatheodorou as Macaria rehearsing in the Music Academy of Long Island City

The opera "OLYMPIC FLAME" by Panagiotis Karousos will be presented in New York under the patronage of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands, Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tor Morten Kjøsnes, Stella Papatheodorou, Demetrios Tsinopoulos,
Elisabeth Shoup, Kofi Hayford, Viktoriya Koreneva, Ola Rafalo

In the Long Island City Academy of Music completed the musical rehearsals of the opera OLYMPIC FLAME by Panagiotis Karousos to be presented on July 5 in New York in the Summer Festival of Astoria (Athens Square Park Summer Festival 2016). 
The stage rehearsals were in Athens Square (Athens Square Park) in Astoria where the opera will be presented. The new production of the opera with costumes will be the first Greek opera staging in an Open Air Festival in America.

Viktoriya Koreneva, Ola Rafalo, Elisabeth Shoup, Stella Papatheodorou

Modern masterpiece opera "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos, made his triumphant debut at Lincoln Center last April. Now return back to the United States for a stage production at the Summer Festival of Astoria to mark the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. The Olympic Flame by Panagiotis Karousos is an opera in two acts related to the myth of Hercules and the establishment of the Olympic Games, and will be held in ancient Greek costumes and directing.

Demetrios Tsinopoulos as Hercules and Elisabeth Shoup as Deianira


Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 7pm
Athens Square Park 30th ave and 30th st
Astoria, NY 11102 United States
Greek Nights Summer Program 2016
Kofi Hayford as King Euristheas and Viktoriya Koreneva as High Pristess
Cast:
Hercules: Tsinopoulos Demetrios, tenor
Deianeira: Elisabeth Shoup, soprano
Alcmene: Ola Rafalo, mezzo-soprano
Hyllus & Prometheus: Kofi Hayford, bass
Blessed & Iole: Stella Papatheodorou, soprano
Great Priestess: Viktoriya Koreneva, mezzo-soprano
Tor Morten Kjøsnes, piano
Production Team, directed by: Eli Marcus & Despina Chrissochos
Ola Rafalo, Elisabeth Shoup, Stella Papatheodorou, Demetrios Tsinopoulos,
Eli Marcus, Viktoriya Koreneva, Kofi Hayford
The Greek nights at the Summer Timetable Athens Plaza
Panos Adamopoulos, Program Director
George Delis, Sponsor
Under the auspices of the Group for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands,
and Ioannis Maronitis, President
Organized by UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands NY Chapter
& Director of Modern Music Billy Chrissochos
Co-production: Hellenic American Center of the Arts
hellenicamericancenterofthearts.blogspot.com/
Porphyra Corp- www.Porphyraband.com.
Demetrios Tsinopoulos, Stella Papatheodorou

The "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos is the first Greek opera ever presented at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York.
The Olympic Flame (Montreal, 2005) is an opera in two acts, and is associated with the myth of Hercules and the establishment of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Flame is the second operatic work of Panagiotis Karousos.
Along with "Prometheus" (Montreal 1994) and "Alexander the Great" (Canada 2007) complete a trilogy depicting the greatness of the human spirit and humanity of "Ancient Greeks". Humanity refers to the philosophical works of Greek antiquity and clearly shows that we are all descendants of the culture and civilization of that era.
The opera, based on the Olympic Flame as it unfolds, gives us the fundamental concept behind the ancient Greek religious ritual.

Hercules: Demetrios Tsinopoulos - Iole: Stella Papatheodorou


Flame torch as we know from the Olympics is basically a simple memory / representation of the flame, which Prometheus stole from the gods and brought it to the people. The flame of knowledge from which civilizations were born. In Greek antiquity was a religious ritual, in order to bring people closer to the gods.

The first act of the opera includes poems by Homer (Homer's hymns), Pindar (Olympic anthems 'Olympian') and Hesiod (Works and Days).
The second act of the opera is based on the tragedy "Trachiniae" by Sophocles.
On Trachiniae, described the sufferings of Hercules and the atonement of Deianeira, with her tragic death. The operatic tragedy "Olympic Flame" shows the Greek mythology and philosophy with Doric lyricism, and as a musical drama projects a contribution to world culture.

Tor Morten Kjøsnes

The composition and orchestration of the opera is affected by the post-romantic era in music and other classical elements of Greek antiquity thus give an avant-garde opera of the new millennium. The work holds in a dominant position, as in other works of Panagiotis Karousos, the exaltation of lyricism, which is associated with the ancient Greek tragedy.
Ola Rafalo as Alcmene and Elisabeth Shoup as Deianira


The opera makes World Premiere at the Cathedral of Montreal (Notre-Dame Basilica ) with soloists, choir and large Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Andre Gauthier. In Greece, the opera was presented in the Old Parliament House, with costumes directed by bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos who starred in the project and Deianeira soprano Irini Konsta among other fine soloists.
Ola Rafalo as Alcmene, Kofi Hayford as Hyllus and Elisabeth Shoup as Deianira
The bel-canto style of arias and the melancholy romanticism highlighting the work as an important operatic masterpiece of the new era, "an original outbreak of lyricism to the opera". Together with Prometheus and Alexander the Great is the most important musical dramas of Greek classical music.


Hyllus: Kofi Hayford, bass - Macaria: Stella Papatheodorou, soprano

Co-sponsors:
Long Island City Academy of Music
44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Athens Square Park 

Successfully completed the rehearsals of the opera "OLYMPIC FLAME" by Panagiotis Karousos in New York

The entire team of the opera «Olympic Flame" the American Dream-Team in Athens Square in Astoria, New York

The stage rehearsals for the opera "OLYMPIC FLAME" by internationally acclaimed Greek-Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos, completed with great success in New York.
The mezzo-soprano Ola Rafalo as Alcmene, the soprano Elisabeth Shoup as Deianeira, and the soprano Stella Papatheodorou as Macaria rehearsing in the Music Academy of Long Island City

The opera "OLYMPIC FLAME" by Panagiotis Karousos will be presented in New York under the patronage of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands, Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Tor Morten Kjøsnes, Stella Papatheodorou, Demetrios Tsinopoulos,
Elisabeth Shoup, Kofi Hayford, Viktoriya Koreneva, Ola Rafalo

In the Long Island City Academy of Music completed the musical rehearsals of the opera OLYMPIC FLAME by Panagiotis Karousos to be presented on July 5 in New York in the Summer Festival of Astoria (Athens Square Park Summer Festival 2016). 
The stage rehearsals were in Athens Square (Athens Square Park) in Astoria where the opera will be presented. The new production of the opera with costumes will be the first Greek opera staging in an Open Air Festival in America.
Viktoriya Koreneva, Ola Rafalo, Elisabeth Shoup, Stella Papatheodorou

Modern masterpiece opera "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos, made his triumphant debut at Lincoln Center last April. Now return back to the United States for a stage production at the Summer Festival of Astoria to mark the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. The Olympic Flame by Panagiotis Karousos is an opera in two acts related to the myth of Hercules and the establishment of the Olympic Games, and will be held in ancient Greek costumes and directing.


Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 7pm
Athens Square Park 30th ave and 30th st
Astoria, NY 11102 United States
Greek Nights Summer Program 2016
Cast:
Hercules: Tsinopoulos Demetrios, tenor
Deianeira: Elisabeth Shoup, soprano
Alcmene: Ola Rafalo, mezzo-soprano
Hyllus & Prometheus: Kofi Hayford, bass
Blessed & Iole: Stella Papatheodorou, soprano
Great Priestess: Viktoriya Koreneva, mezzo-soprano
Tor Morten Kjøsnes, piano
Production Team, directed by: Eli Marcus & Despina Chrissochos
Ola Rafalo, Elisabeth Shoup, Stella Papatheodorou, Demetrios Tsinopoulos,
Eli Marcus, Viktoriya Koreneva, Kofi Hayford
The Greek nights at the Summer Timetable Athens Plaza
Panos Adamopoulos, Program Director
George Delis, Sponsor
Under the auspices of the Group for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands,
and Ioannis Maronitis, President
Organized by UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands NY Chapter
& Director of Modern Music Billy Chrissochos
Co-production: Hellenic American Center of the Arts
hellenicamericancenterofthearts.blogspot.com/
Porphyra Corp- www.Porphyraband.com.
Demetrios Tsinopoulos, Stella Papatheodorou

The "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos is the first Greek opera ever presented at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York.
The Olympic Flame (Montreal, 2005) is an opera in two acts, and is associated with the myth of Hercules and the establishment of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Flame is the second operatic work of Panagiotis Karousos.
Along with "Prometheus" (Montreal 1994) and "Alexander the Great" (Canada 2007) complete a trilogy depicting the greatness of the human spirit and humanity of "Ancient Greeks". Humanity refers to the philosophical works of Greek antiquity and clearly shows that we are all descendants of the culture and civilization of that era.
The opera, based on the Olympic Flame as it unfolds, gives us the fundamental concept behind the ancient Greek religious ritual.
Flame torch as we know from the Olympics is basically a simple memory / representation of the flame, which Prometheus stole from the gods and brought it to the people. The flame of knowledge from which civilizations were born. In Greek antiquity was a religious ritual, in order to bring people closer to the gods.
The first act of the opera includes poems by Homer (Homer's hymns), Pindar (Olympic anthems 'Olympian') and Hesiod (Works and Days).
The second act of the opera is based on the tragedy "Trachiniae" by Sophocles.
On Trachiniae, described the sufferings of Hercules and the atonement of Deianeira, with her tragic death. The operatic tragedy "Olympic Flame" shows the Greek mythology and philosophy with Doric lyricism, and as a musical drama projects a contribution to world culture.
Tor Morten Kjøsnes

The composition and orchestration of the opera is affected by the post-romantic era in music and other classical elements of Greek antiquity thus give an avant-garde opera of the new millennium. The work holds in a dominant position, as in other works of Panagiotis Karousos, the exaltation of lyricism, which is associated with the ancient Greek tragedy.
The opera makes World Premiere at the Cathedral of Montreal (Notre-Dame Basilica ) with soloists, choir and large Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Andre Gauthier. In Greece, the opera was presented in the Old Parliament House, with costumes directed by bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos who starred in the project and Deianeira soprano Irini Konsta among other fine soloists.
The bel-canto style of arias and the melancholy romanticism highlighting the work as an important operatic masterpiece of the new era, "an original outbreak of lyricism to the opera". Together with Prometheus and Alexander the Great is the most important musical dramas of Greek classical music.
Kofi Hayford, bass - Stella Papatheodorou, soprano

Co-sponsors:
Long Island City Academy of Music
44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Athens Square Park