Archbishop Elpidophoros of America is inviting all the faithful to a unique concert at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 10, which will benefit the rebuilding efforts for the Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine in New York City.
Made possible by the generous initiative of Katerina Nafplioti Panagopoulos, who is recognized by the Greek state as an Honorary Ambassador, the Carnegie Hall production will feature Yiannis Hadjiloizou, an accomplished conductor, pianist, and composer.
Hadjiloizou will conduct the Athens Philharmonic in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, commonly referred to as “The Resurrection Symphony,” which the great composer finished in 1894.
All proceeds realized from the concert will go toward the rebuilding of the St. Nicholas Shrine and Church, which were the only religious buildings destroyed in the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City.
“As you know, I have made the completion of Saint Nicholas the top priority of my ministry as your Archbishop. This will require the combined efforts of our entire Community,” a press release from Archbishop Elpidophoros said.
“It will be my pleasure to attend the Carnegie Hall Concert, which marks the coming together of Greece, Cyprus and America in support of our efforts. I urge you to also attend or otherwise support this event,” said the Archbishop.
The concert offers a special opportunity to commemorate the many achievements and long history of Greeks in America while also allowing attendees to assist in the rebuilding of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine.
“I am confident in your desire to make this event a great success and I look forward to personally welcoming you,” said the Archbishop in his statement.
For tickets to the concert, please contact Carnegiecharge at 212.247.7800 or visit Carnegie Hall’s website by clicking here.