Σάββατο, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2016

"Chord of the Angels with guitars ..." CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2016

THE CULTURAL AND SPORTS ORGANIZATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY GALATSIOU AND THE CLUB FOR UNESCO OF PIRAEUS AND ISLANDS PRESENT

"Chord of the Angels with guitars ..."
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2016

TUESDAY 20 DECEMBER 2016, 21:00
Cultural Center "Kamini" of the Galatsi Municipality
Rethymnou 36 and Ch. Kapsalis 14, Streets, Galatsi, Athens, Greece
 
Band Assoi of Salvador
Angelos Georgakis - Bass, Voice
Pericles Bitsopoulos - Guitar, Voice
Ada Seraidari - voice
Costas Staikos - Saxophones, vocals
Vangelis Korakas - Drums
Vocals: Irene Konsta, soprano
Presentation: Panagiotis Karousos, composer
Free entrance

Greeting: Ioannis Maronitis, president of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands and Member of the World Federation of Clubs, Associations and Centres UNESCO (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.
Mayor of Galatsi Mr. George Markopoulos
Manos Eleftheriou, Vice Mayor of Galatsi
Yota Avgerinopoulou, Special Advisor of the Mayor of Galatsi
 
Program:
Kind of Swing! Full House Rumba! The frantic Assoi tou Salvador not stop anywhere! Catch rebetiko, the jazz, modern achievements and Spanish songs ... and change the lights !! Unique energy quintet in unrestrained rhythmic shuffling Swing, Rumba, Reggae, Ska, Funk, Mambo ... The Rebetiko meets Alcohol Prohibition! Zambetas meets Bob Marley! Attic in Rio De Janeiro !! And original material! And known hits! The most Jaz the most Asexual, the most cheerful band of the city, plays everything and all styles: Assoi tou Salvador!!
A musical program brightened with Christmas songs and melodies that we all loved and sing. Participates the glamorous soprano Irini Konsta with the "Hymn to Christ" and "Religious Freedom" from the Oratorio "The Light of Christianity" of the international renowned Greek Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos.
 Links:
LIKE! (fb page): Assoi tou Salvador  
SUBSCRIBE! (youtube): Salvador Loui
SEARCH (youtube): Assoi tou Salvador

Assoi tou Salvador: 
Salvador Lou – Guitar, Voice
Angelos Georgakis - Bass, Voice
Pericles Bitsopoulos - Guitar, Voice
Ada Seraidari - voice
Costas Staikos - Saxophones, vocals
Vangelis Korakas - Drums 
 Videos:
http://youtu.be/Paa9RIs9t2E (Το αρζάν, official vide clip)
https://youtu.be/Sjc_4vjlKNs (Αν θυμηθείς τ'όνειρο μου, studio)
https://youtu.be/XooX6nDQ_Qk (Σκάνδαλο, Μένουμε Ελλάδα)
http://youtu.be/uk1oeaQUe4c (Η γκαρσόνα, στο Ράδιο Αρβύλα)
http://youtu.be/S4BLbFyf6lc (Μόλις μπουκάρω, στο Half Note)
http://youtu.be/luTRFDdUtAE (Η Πιτσιρίκα, Μεσ στην καλή χαρά)

The Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands
Hellenic American Center of the Arts

Πέμπτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2016

«THE UNESCO MARIA CALLAS AWARD 2016»

CLUB FOR UNESCO OF PIRAEUS AND ISLANDS
WILL AWARD RENOWNED SOPRANO JENNY DRIVALA

«THE UNESCO MARIA CALLAS AWARD 2016»

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 4p.m.
City Hall of Palaio Faliro
51, Terpsichoris & Artemidos Streets
Free Entrance

Starring:
Jenny Drivala, soprano - Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Irene Konsta, soprano - Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano
Theodore Birakos, tenor - Maria Giavroumi, piano

Program:
Arias and duets from the operas:
"La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi, " La sonnambula" by Vincenzo Bellini,
"Prometheus Bound" and "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos, etc. 
Greetings: Ioannis Maronitis – President of Club for Unesco of the Departments of Piraeus and Islands, and Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.
Mr. Dionysis Chatzidakis, Mayor of Palaio Faliro Municipality
Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Vice Mayor for Culture for Paleo Faliro Municipality
Michael Triantafyllou, Coordinator of Multiplex Hall of Paleo Faliro City Hall
Irini Venardou, Secretary of the Center of Culture and Sport of Palaio Faliro
Presentation: Panagiotis Karousos, Director for opera and classical music for the Club for Unesco of the Departments of Piraeus and Islands. 

The Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands has the honor to present an Opera Gala in order to mark the anniversary of Maria Callas (2 December 1923).
The Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands commemorates the great soprano Maria Callas, awarded the internationally renowned soprano Jenny Drivala, and presenting works of opera composer Panagiotis Karousos, in a program brightened with arias that Maria Callas sung in the largest opera houses of the world, performed by great young lyric artists, Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass, Irene Konsta, soprano, Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano, Theodore Birakos, tenor, accompanied by pianist Maria Giavroumi.

Maria Callas, (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century.
Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic gifts. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

Jenny Drivala was born in Kalamata-Greece. She completed her musical studies (piano-voice) at the University for the Arts of Bremen-Germany. Winner of the 1st Prize of the "V.Bellini" International Singing Competition in Italy and of the Special Prize "M.Callas" of the same Competition, she debuted as Lucia in the National Opera of Greece in Athens and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari-Italy and as Amina in "La Sonnambula" at the Capitole in Toulouse-France.1n this same role, few years later, she debuted at the La Scala Opera House in Milan-Italy,under the baton of G.-A.Gavazzeni.
Shortly after Lucia, followed the debut as Violetta in "La Traviata" again in Athens. A role that has brought her in several major Opera Houses around the world.
Apart of her permanent collaboration with the National Opera of Greece, she has appeared as a guest in the following countries:
ITALY:in Milan La Scala, Rome Teatro del Opera, Bologna Comunale, Catania Teatro Bellini, Spoleto Festival del due Mondi, Florence Magglo Fiorentino, Napoil San Carlo, Venice La Fenice, Bari Petruzzelli and others, collaborating with conductors such as, Riccardo Chailly, Nello Santi, G.A. Gavazzeni, Daniel Oren, Donato Renzetti, Michel Plasson, Alfredo Zedda and producers as P.L.Pizzi, G.C.Menotti, L.Wertmueller, P.L.Samaritani, Jean Pierre Ponnelle, Yuri Liubimov and others.
FRANCE: Paris Chatelet and Champs Elysees, Toulouse Capitole, Bordeaux, Nice, Monte Carlo, Festival of Carpentras, Montpellier
AUSTRIA: Vienna State Opera, Volksoper, Innsbruck Festival
GERMANY: Hamburg, Dusseldorf
SWITZERLAND:Zuich, Basel, Lausanne, St. Gallen
GR.BRITAIN:London ENO, Philarmonia at the Winchester Cathedral, Clerkenwell Festival
U.S. of America: New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Detroit Opera House
AUSTRALIA: The Victoria State Opera in Melbourne
SOUTH AFRICA:PACT Pretoria, CAPAB Cape Town
Jenny Drivala 
Recordings:
"Songs I Love"- London 1995 Sommrecords
"The Crucifixion"- Byzantine Opera by Y. Boufides Athens 1996
"Christmas 2000" - Athens 2000
"Antigone" - Opera by M.Theodorakis
"Brentano Lieder - Daphne "- by R.Strauss
"Aria" - Athens (2006) - Arias by Vellini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, Mozard
Videos :
"Armide" by Gluck (title role) - Austrian Television
Cinema :
"Maiina" by Werner Schroeter
"Poussieres d'amour" by Werner Schroeter
drivala.com


Τετάρτη, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2016

The Ascra Progressive Association "THE HESIOD" presents the opera "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos

The Ascra Progressive Association "THE HESIOD" 
presents the opera "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos
under the auspices of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands

PROMETHEUS BOUND by Aeschylus

Music by PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS

Directed by VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS

ASCRA Cultural Center  
Friday, December 16, 2016, 9 pm
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io: Irene Konsta, soprano
Oceanid / Hera: Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano
Ocean/Hermes: Theodore Birakos
Violance / Athena: Katerina Maniou
Maria Giavroumi, piano

Costumes: Hellenic American Center of the Arts

 Greetings: Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for  UNESCO Piraeus & Islands and Member of the Executive Council of the World Federation Clubs, Associations & UNESCO Centres (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.
 Presentation: Panagiotis Karousos, composer and Director of Opera and Classical Music of the Club for  UNESCO Piraeus & Islands

Free entrance


Aeschylus' masterpiece “Prometheus Bound” in opera:
The lyric tragedy "Prometheus Bound" is the first Greek popular opera presented internationally and always with great success in areas such as the Sorbonne, Place des Arts in Canada, Epidaurus, UN, getting rave reviews.
The opera is based on the tragedy of Aeschylus 'Prometheus Bound' translated by Gryparis, and presented with costumes in a theatrical form.
Prometheus was presented in Montreal, Canada in 1994 and performed intermittently in French until 2000. In 2008 moved to New York and Washington under the direction of maestro Grant Gilman. In Greece Prometheus ascended at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, Theatre of Ancient Messene, Ancient Agora, National Archaeological Museum, Theatre Veakeio, International Petra Festival, Theatre Saras Markopoulo, in the Municipal Theatres Cholargos, Corinth, Halkida, Argostoli, Ithaka, Zakynthos, in Peristeri Park, at the Hall of Society of Greek Writers, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Evripidio Theatre of Salamis Island, Theatre "Jenny Karezi", Tsagarada Pelion, etc.
With the patronage of UNESCO was presented in March 2014 in New York City in Queens Auditorium and the UN starring Vassilis Asimakopoulos representing Greece at the UN, and in the Amphitheater Richelieu of the Sorbonne in Paris, presented by Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for  UNESCO Piraeus & Islands and Member of the Executive Council of the World Federation Clubs, Associations & UNESCO Centres (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.
Under the direction of conductor Eleftherios Kalkanis presented at the Third Programme of Greek National Radio-Television ERT, the Concert Hall of Literary Society "Parnassos", and in the Old Parliament House of Greece.
The opera "Prometheus Bound" Panagiotis Karousos has created a unique story in Greek opera. For the first time a Greek opera itself becomes popular. The work expresses the voice of the popular fighter giving hope and courage in the social and moral decadence. The rebel Prometheus brings the fire of knowledge, and the universal message of resistance against all sorts of tyrannical powers. In today's violent and turbulent era hero Prometheus brings a message of hope. Not only the high lyricism of Aeschylus and the symbolism of Prometheus the Titan touched both the world, but is the inspired music creation of Panagiotis Karousos that awakening primordial feelings unseen to listeners.

The kind of opera has global reach and visibility and is not kind of fun but instructive, uplifting spiritual and mental progress, the work is a great contribution to the culture of humanity, as an achievement of the human mind, with deep roots in ancient Greek tragedy.

The Galatsi Municipality presents the opera "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos

The Galatsi Municipality presents the opera
"Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos
under the auspices of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands

PROMETHEUS BOUND by Aeschylus

Music by PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS

Directed by VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS


Galatsi Cultural Center "Thanos Kotsopoulos'
Friday, December 16, 2016, 9 pm
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io: Irene Konsta, soprano
Oceanid/Hera: Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano
Ocean/Hermes: Theodore Birakos
Via/Athena: Dimitra Kamitsi, soprano
Maria Giavroumi, piano

Costumes: Hellenic American Center of the Arts

Free entrance

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

The prophecy about the coming of Jesus Christ

Greetings: Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands and Member of the Executive Council of the World Federation Clubs, Associations & UNESCO Centres (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.

George Markopoulos, Mayor of Galatsi Municipality

Presentation: Panagiotis Karousos, composer and Director of Opera and Classical Music of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands

Aeschylus' masterpiece “Prometheus Bound” in opera:
The lyric tragedy "Prometheus Bound" is the first Greek popular opera presented internationally and always with great success in areas such as the Sorbonne, Place des Arts in Canada, Epidaurus, UN, getting rave reviews.
The opera is based on the tragedy of Aeschylus 'Prometheus Bound' translated by Gryparis, and presented with costumes in a theatrical form.
Prometheus was presented in Montreal, Canada in 1994 and performed intermittently in French until 2000. In 2008 moved to New York and Washington under the direction of maestro Grant Gilman. In Greece Prometheus ascended at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, Theatre of Ancient Messene, Ancient Agora, National Archaeological Museum, Theatre Veakeio, International Petra Festival, Theatre Saras Markopoulo, in the Municipal Theatres Cholargos, Corinth, Halkida, Argostoli, Ithaka, Zakynthos, in Peristeri Park, at the Hall of Society of Greek Writers, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Evripidio Theatre of Salamis Island, Theatre "Jenny Karezi", Tsagarada Pelion, etc.
With the patronage of UNESCO was presented in March 2014 in New York City in Queens Auditorium and the UN starring Vassilis Asimakopoulos representing Greece at the UN, and in the Amphitheater Richelieu of the Sorbonne in Paris, presented by Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for  UNESCO Piraeus & Islands and Member of the Executive Council of the World Federation Clubs, Associations & UNESCO Centres (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.
Under the direction of conductor Eleftherios Kalkanis presented at the Third Programme of Greek National Radio-Television ERT, the Concert Hall of Literary Society "Parnassos", and in the Old Parliament House of Greece.
The opera "Prometheus Bound" Panagiotis Karousos has created a unique story in Greek opera. For the first time a Greek opera itself becomes popular. The work expresses the voice of the popular fighter giving hope and courage in the social and moral decadence. The rebel Prometheus brings the fire of knowledge, and the universal message of resistance against all sorts of tyrannical powers. In today's violent and turbulent era hero Prometheus brings a message of hope. Not only the high lyricism of Aeschylus and the symbolism of Prometheus the Titan touched both the world, but is the inspired music creation of Panagiotis Karousos that awakening primordial feelings unseen to listeners.

The kind of opera has global reach and visibility and is not kind of fun but instructive, uplifting spiritual and mental progress, the work is a great contribution to the culture of humanity, as an achievement of the human mind, with deep roots in ancient Greek tragedy.