Join the Byzantine Studies Program and the Medieval Institute for a Greek cultural evening! The main event is a concert by the group Trio Levante with Kostas Challoumas, joined by singer Eirini Tornesaki, together with a lecture given by ethnomusicologist Professor Yona Stamatis (University of Illinois, Springfield). The concert starts at 5 p.m. and will be preceded by an opening reception at 4 p.m. in DPAC.
Collaborating with bassist Kostas Challoumas and singer Eirini Tornesake, Trio Levante will present a tribute concert of Greek traditional songs from the Smyrna school, pre-war rebetiko, nisiotika and laiko This musical journey will include some of the most beautiful songs and sounds of Asia Minor, the Greek mainland and the Greek islands, including Crete and Cyprus.
This is a free but ticketed event; tickets are available through DPAC. Tickets will only be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your reservation please pick up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.