Modern Greek Studies Symposium Concert:
The Aegean Counterpoint performance will concentrate on contemporary classical composition that combines modern poetry and musical performances that both highlight and hearken back to the ancient roots of Greek music and culture.
Thursday, October 15, 8 p.m.
Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave.
FREE and open to the public!
The concert will feature works by Nickitas Demos, Professor of Music Composition at the Georgia State University School of Music and Artistic Director of the neoPhonia New Music Ensemble; Elainie Lillios, Associate Professor of Composition and Coordinator of Music Technology at Bowling Green State University; Christos Samaras, Professor of Music Composition at Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece); Christopher Theofanidis, Professor of Music Composition at Yale University; George Tsontakis, Distinguished Composer-in-Residence at Bard College; and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the College of Charleston and Artistic Director of Magnetic South.
Present Tense Antiquities: Modern Music from an Ancient Culture is presented in conjunction with GSU’s neoPhonia New Music Ensemble and the Center for Hellenic Studies as the featured event of the 2015 Modern Greek Studies Symposium, the biennial meeting of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), the largest and most prestigious international organization dedicated to Greek Studies in the world. The MGSA supports academic programs throughout the calendar year, edits the award-winning Journal of Modern Greek Studies, and underwrites cultural programming which bridges ancient and modern interests and concerns. The 2015 Modern Greek Studies Symposium will take place October 15-18, 2015 on the Georgia State University campus. For more information about the MGSA and the Symposium, please visit www.mgsa.org.
GSU Faculty Project Lead: Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr., Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies.