On Friday, November 7th at 8:30pm, AKTINA’s Greek Music Journey 2014 continues with yet another memorable concert dedicated to the world renowned and Oscar winning Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis (Never on Sunday) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues in Manhattan. The performance will feature Greek star Giannis Savvidakis and orchestra in a unique program highlighting the most well-known and loved songs of Manos Hadjidakis and enhanced with exceptional videos of this amazing composer.
The compositions of Manos Hadjidakis are multi-faceted and they cover almost all representative aspects of the Greek music repertoire. He has composed music and songs for the movies (Greek and foreign), laika (popular folk) and contemporary songs, amazing songs based on poetry by leading and award winning poets such as Odysseas Elytis, Nicos Gatsos among others, as well as classical works. For his important contributions he is regarded among the “pillars” of Greek music of the 20th century.
Giannis Savvidakis, a multi-talented artist who is also a composer and songwriter among other artistic trades, is among the leading Greek singers who is fully equipped artistically to perform Hadjidakis. He excels for his exceptional and gifted voice which has clarity and emotional depth that registers with anyone who hears it (something that Hadjidakis always required from all singers performing his songs). Furthermore, for his distinct ability of bringing together disparate music styles and for his powerful and high energy stage performances both as a singer and a guitarist.
The concert given on the 20th anniversary since Hadjidakis’ passing promises only the very best and it should not be missed!
Tickets are only sold through AKTINA and at the EUROMARKET, 30-42 31st St., Astoria, NY 11102. To charge tickets call 718-545-1151. Prices: $80, $70 orchestra, $65, $50 first balcony, $30 second balcony & $40 wheelchair. To charge tickets call 718-545-1151. A $5 cc surcharge/processing fee applies for every ticket purchase. All sales are final. No refunds/exchanges. For more information and to watch videos visit, http://www.aktinafm.com/upcomingevents.html. Also visit AKTINA’s FB page, https://www.facebook.com/events/258472574350888/
For more information about this concert please call AKTINA at 718-545-1151, send an email to [email protected], visit its website at http://aktinafm.com/upcomingevents.html or its events page on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/258472574350888/.
This is a benefit concert for public service media AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV. Sponsored by Arch Capital Group (U.S.), Inc., Ammos Estiatorio, Bayside Diner, Veranda Restaurant and Zenon Taverna. Media Sponsors: I Efimerida Tis Neas Yorkis and the Greek Channel MEGA Cosmos.
After Concert Party: On Sunday, November 8th at 6pm, AKTINA will also host an “After Concert Greek Night Party” with Giannis Savvidakis and his musicians at the renowned Greek restaurant Veranda, 208-01 Northern Blvd, Bayside, NY. Guests will enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing and great dining. Admission $40. To RSVP for this event please call AKTINA at 718-545-1151. (Admission does not include food or drinks).
AKTINA Productions, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) 3 Arts and Media cultural organization with an ongoing presence since 1993 is dedicated to the promotion of the rich heritage, folklore and musical inheritance of Greece and Cyprus in America.