Wed, May 1st

Pericles Kanaris: Road to Athens


Doors 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Advance Price $33
Door Price $40, $20 with student ID

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Pericles Kanaris

Greek, New York based composer and performer Pericles Kanaris returns to his New York residency at Drom with 3 concerts for the Spring and Summer seasons. The theme for the new performances is entitled “Road to Athens”, as the New York series will culminate in a concert at the prestigious NOSTOS Summer Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece on June 30th. 
Pericles Kanaris calls this “a milestone for his career” as he will focus on new, original music and present material from two collections of songs. One collection is inspired by classic poets such as Constantine P. Kavafy and T.S Eliot and the other by unreleased material from contemporary poets, such as Manos Eleftheriou and the younger generation of Greek poets. The repertoire will also include songs from other Greek and international artists who have inspired the composer over the years and will be presented with his own, signature orchestrations. 
Pericles Kanaris will be joined by his band which features some of New York’s finest musicians including Ben Butler (guitars), Richard Hammond (bass), Peter Douskalis (guitars, assistant director), Agapitos Maganaris (bouzouki, vocals), Gary Schreiner (accordion, harmonica), Jamie Eblen (drums/percussion) and Jessie Reagen Mann (cello). These world class musicians have performed with music legends such as Sting, Sir Elton John, George Michael, U2's Bono and the Edge, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, and Adele. Surprise guests from the New York music scene will also be featured in these concerts. 
The series is presented under the aegis of the Consulate General of Greece in New York.