From the Village to the Concert Hall: Inspirations from Greek Folk Music
Knuth Hall (Creative Arts Building 132) | 1756 Holloway Ave, San Francisco
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7pm
Free Concert

The Greek Chamber Music Project performs a brand-new program rooted in the melodies and dance rhythms of Greece's folk music tradition. This contemporary concert features the rousing and stately "Sextet" by Mikis Theodorakis. One of Greece's most famous living composers, Theodorakis is best known for "Zorba the Greek" and other film scores, as well as his vast library of popular songs. The program also includes the U.S. premiere of Thanos Ermilios' "Greek Dances," as well as the witty and whimsical "Ironic Dance Suite" by Petros Sakelliou and the vibrant “Island Songs” by John Psathas. Each composer weaves folk songs into their scores in unique ways — a rare and eclectic engagement that is sure to inspire.

Presented by the Center for Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University.

Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute
Elektra Schmidt, piano
Schuyler Karr, bass

Amaranth Quartet comprising:
Abigail Shiman, violin
Emily Botel, violin
Erica Zappia, viola
Helen Newby, cello

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Live Concert Footage

Watch the video of GCMP's CD release concert at the Kennedy Center on May 25, 2015.

CD Release & European Month of Culture
Monday, May 25 at 6 pm
The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

Free Concert
Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute | Mary-Victoria Voutsas, piano | Anna Matijasic Hennessy, violin

The Greek Chamber Music Project celebrates the release of their debut album Hellenic Song: A Musical Migration with a concert of classical works and cherished folk songs that highlight Greece’s rich musical repertoire. Compositions by Hadjidakis, Dragatakis, Benakis, Makris, and more.

Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece as part of the European Month of Culture.

Press coverage:

  • GreekNews ● May 17, 2015
  • Hellenic News of America ● May 19, 2015
  • Hellenic Journal ● May 2015

    New Record Label

    The Greek Chamber Music Project is pleased to announce the launch of our very own record label. The goal is to spread the music of Greek composers around the world and to support the young artists who make this wonderful music. Our debut CD, titled Hellenic Song: A Musical Migration, is a collection of sonatas, suites, and popular songs by contemporary Greek composers featuring Mary-Victoria Voutsas (piano), Anna Matijasic Hennessy (violin), and Ellie Falaris Ganelin (flute). Join us in making the production of this CD and the new label a reality by pre-ordering our debut CD!