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March 6 3rd cycle of Greek Language classes begins

March 25, 2017, 8pm - Mario Frangoulis live in concert, co-presented by the Hellenic Cardiac Fund, Director Bess Pappas
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Click here for tickets or call the Harvard Box office, 617 496 2222 or call or email the Greek Institute.

$ 95 (orchestra), $75 (mezzanine & front balcony), $ 65 (rear mezzanine & mid balcony), $45 (balcony)
Parking available at the Broadway garage near the theater for attendees

Spring 2017, Date TBA - Art Music inspired by Demotic Songs: the folk songs from various regions of Greece followed by a performance of original compositions by Jimmy Kachulis, composer and faculty of Berklee College of Music. The performance of Greek folk songs will feature Vasilis Kostas, laouto, and vocalist Eirini Tornesaki.

A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.

On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries