Πέμπτη, 27 Απριλίου 2017

The opera "Prometheus Bound" fascinated students at the 2nd General Lyceum of Athens

Tuesday, April 25, 2017. In the fully renovated former Villa of Amalia, Heyden 35 and Acharnon, which accommodates the 2nd General Lyceum of Athens (Theodoros Angelopoulos), was presented the most important opera of Greece, the masterpiece of the Ancient Greek Tragedy "Prometheus Bound". The Tragedy of Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound" translate by J. Gryparis, set to music by composer Panagiotis Karousos and directed by bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos, brought the universal values ​​and messages in the most effective way to students and teachers.
The music of the opera was unforgettable, moved and settled, interpreted by remarkable opera singers-actors, led by the unparalleled protagonist Vasilis Asimakopoulos, and the impressive soprano with great stage presence Irene Konsta.
In the Official Program approved by the Ministry of Education of Greece, the protagonists were: Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Io: Irini Konsta, soprano - Ocean / Hermes: Theodoros Birakos, Tenor - Athena Dimitra Kamitsi, soprano - Victoria-Fjoralba Kiazimi, piano.
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Ocean / Hermes: Theodoros Birakos, Tenor 
It was preceded the pedagogical seminar: " Prosody as a link of the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy". The presentation of the seminar was attended by: Eleni Pyrri, Director of 2nd 2nd General Lyceum of Athens - Athanasios Drivas, Director of 2nd General Lyceum of Athens – Dr Anastasios Koutsoukos, philologist - coordinator of the seminar, - Dr Chrysoula Tsigri, School Counselor A’ Athens - Panagiotis Karousos, composer - the Teachers of Informatics Georgia Tsiviltidou, and Georgia Kritikou, the Philologists: Gerassis Dimitra, Elpiniki Koutangelou, Vasiliki Nikolaidis, Georgios Kalogeris, the Mathematicians: Vasilios Hararis, Anthi Georgopoulou, the Physical Education Teachers: Vasilios Panagopoulos, Diakoumis Konstantinos, the Physicist Pantelis Elias and the Geologist Nikolaos Mastrakas. Also texts on the opera and the 2nd Chorus of the Tragedy "Prometheus Bound" in translation by J. Gryparis read by 10 students of the Second General Lyceum of Athens and the Theatrical Group of the 42nd General Lyceum of Athens.
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Io: Irini Konsta, soprano 
In particular, the 2nd Chorus of the Tragedy "Prometheus Bound" of Aeschylus was read by the students Eleni Avramioti and Evelina Kourelousa.
Texts edited by Dr. Anastasios Koutsoukos, on the contribution of Prosody to the opera and classical music, and the types of opera voices, were read by Zoi Zykai, Georgia Tsiouliaka, and Artemis Tsounos.
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Athena: Dimitra Kamitsi, soprano 
All students of the 2nd General Lyceum of Athens and the 42nd General Lyceum of Athens participated in the Auditorium where they attended the seminar and the opera presentation with a great interest. More than 300 students have whipped up the exuberant lyric artists who really impressed with their interpretation, students and teachers.
Dr Anastasios Koutsoukos, philologist - coordinator of the seminar, - Athanasios Drivas, Director of 2nd General Lyceum of Athens –
Dr Chrysoula Tsigri, School Counselor A’ Athens -
Panagiotis Karousos, composer.






Τρίτη, 25 Απριλίου 2017

Greek Legacies: Dynamic Narratives in Film & Performance Arts

Saturday May 6th 2017

4:00pm-7:00pm

PHILO4THOUGHT CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR 
4TH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY!
On-Campus Awards & Networking Reception
GREEK LEGACIES:

DYNAMIC NARRATIVES

IN FILM & PERFORMANCE ARTS

Join in this celebration of the rich Greek Legacy of story telling and creative expression in Film, Music, Dance and more! Amazing Hellenic professionals are working together to present you with a variety of talks, performances and activities that portray the complexity of the Greek Identity in their professional projects and creating a vision and impression that lasts, as our ancestors have.    
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FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS

(click speaker names to learn more about our event)
PROF. JAMES DEMETRO
LOUIS KATSOS
President, Jekmar Associates, Inc.
CONSTANTINE SIRIGOS
Director of Outreach and Development, American Community Schools (Athens)
NIKOLETA RALLIS
Soprano
NIKOLAOS MARKAKIS
VASSILIOS CHRISSOCHOS
Director, Porphyra
PROF. PERRY RIZOPOULOS
Author & Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy 
TBD
Startup/Finance Specialist
ARIADNE PANAGOPOULOU, ESQ.
Associate, Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP
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SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

MIKE RISKO SAVVAS
NIKOLAOS MARKAKIS
NIKOLETA RALLIS
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

George Elias Stephanopoulos, Esq.

Attorney, Stephanopoulos Consulting
Creative Producer, Swing Away
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CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE HONOREES

This special list of honorees has been privately selected by our Board
and will be announced on the day of the conference. 

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REGISTRATION

Special Discounts are available to Hellenic Students, Scholars and Young Professionals:
Discount Code: GreekLegacies2017
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COLLABORATORS

Organized in collaboration with the National Hellenic Students Association, the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, and with the help of our additional event Sponsors & Affiliates.
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#2017HYP SPRING FUNDRAISER

Help us raise funds for the 2017 HYP Spring Conference!
If you would like to sponsor our conference, please click the donation button!
Philo4Thought is a 501(c)3 Philanthropic Nonprofit Educational Foundation. All donations are considered charitable contributions towards the successful progress of our programs and publications and are therefore tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 100% of all donations go towards the preparation of activities and services in support of today’s young professional. 
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IN MEMORIUM

This year’s conference is dedicated in loving memory to the following outstanding individuals who have inspired the Hellenic community for generations:

KATERINI DRAKOYIANNAKI

Iraklion, Crete

STANLEY NEAMONITIS

Avgonima, Chios
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Many thanks to all those who have dedicated their time, effort and know-how
to help make our 2017HYP Spring Conference a success.
Please email P4Tinfo@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for future events.