Centennial of Elytis and Gatsos Celebrated by the Greek Community of Corona with Music, Readings
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The Greek Orthodox Community of Transfiguration held a musical tribute to Greek poets Odysseas Elytis and Nikos Gatsos to cap off its fourth cultural event of the year. The tribute, which took place to celebrate the centennial of Elytis, a Nobel laureate in literate, and Gatsos, a famous songwriter, included readings from their poetry collections and a live musical performance of famous Greek songs capturing their lyrics. Well known Greek American musician Seraphim Lazos performed, and was accompanied by a guitar and bouzouki. Readers included longtime Greek American educator Peggy Simakos, a teacher at Transfiguration’s Greek Saturday School – which operates tuition free and is open to the public – as well as Dr. Constantine E. Kosmas, a top Greek American cardiologist affiliated with Mt. Sinai Hospital.