Under the Auspices of UNESCO Piraeus & Islands,
Fawley Court presents composer Panagiotis Karousos
at The Royal College of Music in London
The Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands proudly support this special event in London, UK, with a distinguish Greek Classical Music composer. Mrs Aida Dellal Hersham, organizer of the concert will be special honored on behalf of Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands and Member of the Board of the World Federation of Associations and Club Centres for UNESCO, responsible for Europe and North America.
Tuesday 23rd of June 2016 drinks from 6:30pm, for 7:00pm concert start
Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, London, SW7 2BS
Production: Fawley Court Concert Hall – Presentation: Aida Dellal Hersham
Guest for the concert will be with VIP invitation only.
“UNESCO awarded composer Panagiotis Karousos comes to London for an exclusive concert with arias from Prometheus Bound and Olympic Flame, chamber music and more.”
At this concert Panagiotis Karousos will present for the first time in England some of his best chamber music compositions, Art Songs and arias from his operas.
This very special concert will start with a poem written from Queen Elizabeth I of England, (Written on a Wall at Woodstock). The composer set to music the poem and dedicated especial for the occasion to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her 90 birthdays.
The program includes three major romantic era English poets, William Shakespeare (sonnet 109), Lord Byron (Maid of Athens), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (Ozymandias).
The rest of the program: Piano Trio No.1 “D’amour”, Romance for Violin and Piano, Divertimento for Cello and Piano, Guillaume Apollinaire: Automne, Johann W. Goethe: Nachtgedanken “Night Thoughts”, Alphonse de Lamartine: La Harpe des Cantiques, Rachel Bluwstein: To My Country, Jorge Luis Borges: Son los ríos, Prometheus aria from the opera “Prometheus Bound”, Deianira’s aria from the opera “Olympic Flame”, Duet from the opera “Olympic Flame”.
Artists: Irene Konsta, soprano, Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass,
Monika Dhamo, violin, Mirela Ruci, cello, Paraskevi Kleisoura, piano
Panagiotis Karousos, composer
UNESCO awarded Panagiotis Karousos is Greek-Canadian composer who brings to his music the philosophy and spiritualism of the Greek classics. He is the most important living opera composer of Greek origin. His style is based on bel-canto with emphasis on dramatic expression. Romantic emotion characterizes his compositions in the tradition of the great melodists.
He did many concerts in Canada and USA with his Symphony No.1 “Liberty”, and Symphony No.2 “Olympic” with Astoria Symphony, the FACE Symphony Orchestra, the OSJL-L Symphony Orchestra and the Monteregie Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestros Silas Nathaniel Huff, Andre Gauthier, Theodora Stathopoulos and Luc Chaput. The Piano Concerto was presented with pianist Nathalie Joncas under UNESCO auspices in the Montreal Popular Concerts series in Montreal’s Maurice Richard Arena to an audience of 5000 people. The Olympic Flame choir was presented with the Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of Gunst wat’n Kunst at Hague, Holland, with maestro R. Pylarinos. The opera Alexander the Great presented in Montreal at the Montreal Notre Dame Basilica, in Chicago Illinois conducted by David Stech, in North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Grant Gilman, and in Toronto at P.C. Ho Theater Cultural Center of Toronto with the Sneak Peak Symphony Orchestra of Toronto University and soloists under the direction of maestro Victor Cheng. The opera Prometheus represented in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC. From 2013 he did major presentations of Prometheus in Ancient Greek Theaters (Epidaurus, Messina, Ancient Agora), and the National Archaeological Museum of Greece. In 2014 Prometheus presented with bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos in the United Nations and in Mamie Fay auditorium of New York under the auspices of UNESCO. His Symphony No.4 “Earth” premiered with City of Athens Symphony Orchestra with maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis.
His Liederabend and chamber music was presented in Berlin from pianist Theodosia Ntokou and musicians from Berliner Camerata with impressed reviews in 2015.
In 2016 he presented the opera Olympic Flame at Lincoln Center in New York with soloists and orchestra under the direction of Jestin Pieper, and Prometheus at La Sorbonne University in Paris with soloists from the National Opera of Greece.
The Greek National Radio Television did many profiles on him and broadcasted live his works with some of the most talented artists of opera and classical music.
Mr. Panagiotis Karousos is director of Opera and Classical Music for the Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands.
Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music is a conservatoire established by royal charter in 1882, located in South Kensington, London, UK. It offers training from the undergraduate to the doctoral level in all aspects of Western Art including performance, composition, conducting, music theory and history. The RCM also undertakes research, with particular strengths in performance practice and performance science. The college is one of the four conservatories of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and a member of Conservatoires UK. Its buildings are directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall on Prince Consort Road, next to Imperial College and among the museums and cultural centres of Albertopolis. President of the RCM is Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales. Chairman of the RCM is Robert Winston and Director of the RCM is Colin Lawson. (RCM, wiki)
BUILT IN 1684, FAWLEY COURT BEARS ALL THE HALLMARKS OF THE GENIUS SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, THE ARCHITECT OF ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL AND HAMPTON COURT.
Fawley Court has the last word in luxurious exclusivity. James Wyatt, the architect of five cathedrals and two palaces, designed a number of rooms of equally exquisite elegance. This creativity was not limited to the house alone, between 1764 and 1766 the grounds were dramatically landscaped by renowned landscaped architect ‘Capability’ Brown. Today, as a private estate, art defines the rooms.
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