The Greek Chamber Music Project presents Sky, Send Me a Bird, May 19-21. (Photo: Courtesy of the Greek Chamber Music Project)
SAN FRANCISCO – Looking as far back as the Odyssey, the Greeks have been telling their stories of long-lost time and place through song and verse. The Greek Chamber Music Project (GCMP) lovingly captures this deeply Hellenic experience in Sky, Send Me a Bird in which GCMP curates pieces by Greek composers whose distant homelands and lost loves are kept aflame through their music.
Longtime collaborators Ellie Falaris Ganelin (flute) and Mary-Victoria Voutsas (voice and piano) lend their unique voices to this tender playlist incorporating their own compositions and arrangements to the mix. This full-length concert features the music of legends Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis, as well as living composers Christos Hatzis, Evangelos Kokkoris, and Michael Malis.
The artists will recite selections of Homer and Cavafy that either directly inspired the music or simply capture the mood. There is such an integral link between literature and music, whether it is an epic poem or a modern-day pop song.
A haunting arrangement of Manos Hadjidakis’ Xartino to Feggaraki (Paper Moon), arranged and performed by GCMP visiting guest artist Voutsas is available online: https://bit.ly/3BeA5gd.
The tour dates for Sky, Send Me a Bird are Friday, May 19, 7 PM, House Concert at 1462 Willard Street in San Francisco, CA; Saturday, May 20, 6 PM at Piano Palace, 514 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay, CA; and Sunday, May 21, 4 PM, House Concert at 1243 Ashby Avenue in Berkeley, CA.
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