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Upcoming Event: Alexandra Gravas and Pianst Petros Bouras in “Wingéd Words”: Greek Poetry in Music and Song

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The GSU Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce an upcoming musical event on Thursday evening, October 27, 2016, at 7:00pm.
The world-renowned mezzo soprano, Ms. Alexandra Gravas, will join us from Athens, Greece, to present a special program of modern Greek poetry set to music; she will be accompanied by her pianist, Mr. Petros Bouras.
The program is entitled “Wingéd Words”: Greek Poetry in Music and Song,” and will take place at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall [10 Peachtree Center Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303] on the campus of the Georgia State University.
The first half of the program will be dedicated to the poetry of Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933), and the second half will feature other important Greek artists including Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996), Manos Hadjidakis (1925-1994), Yannis Ritsos (1909-1990), Nobel Laureate George Seferis (1900-1971), and Mikis Theodorakis (b. 1925).
Ms. Gravas has designed the program specially for this event, which is designed to coincide with the Center’s first major publication: “Subterranean Histories: Constantine Cavafy and the Poetics of Memory,” Studies in the Literary Imagination48.2 (2016). The volume includes pieces by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, novelist Jane Alison, and several prominent scholars of Classics, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies including Gregory Jusdanis, Michael Lippman, Anne McClanan, and Gonda van Steen. Copies of this publication will be available at the concert.
The concert will be held in the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University at 7:00pm; a wine reception will follow immediately after the event.
The Center for Hellenic Studies is especially grateful for the support of the Honorable Giorgos Panagiotidis, Greek Consul of Atlanta, Dean Sara Rosen and the entire Dean’s Office in the College of Arts and Sciences, Annie Latta and Pearl McHaney at the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA), Bram Creighton in the GSU School of Music, and Aikaterina Grigoriadou, President of the Hellenic Student Association.
This event is free and open to the public