“Songs of Greece and the World”
with Lina Orfanos
Musical Director: Achilleas Wastor
on Saturday, April 25 2015 at 7:00 pm
at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University
85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
to an enthusiastic audience of over 500 guests
Maria Farantouri: A Living Legend
We were proud to welcome the world-renowned Greek vocalist, Maria Farantouri, as she celebrated her fifty years of singing! A close collaborator of the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, she has also performed and recorded works by composers ranging from George Gershwin to Lucio Dalla to Kurt Weill. Maria is a contralto singer with a deep, resonant voice, whose repertory extends from traditional and folk to jazz, classical, and avant-garde works.
She has been called the “Joan Baez of the Mediterranean” (Le Monde), “a gift from the gods of Olympus” (The Guardian), and “a people’s Callas” (The Daily Telegraph). Last year she appeared at the MET with jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his quartet, who introduced her as his “teacher for the last decade or so.” Anyone who hears her songs can feel the “power and depth of humanity” that Charles Lloyd claims to have felt when he first heard her sing. Farantouri’s voice has touched audiences and artists around the world and this performance is a rare opportunity to hear her at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey.
This Concert was Co-Sponsored by the Following Rutgers Student Organizations:
- Hellenic Cultural Association
- Rutgers Hillel
- A.M.O.R. (Association of Mediterranean Organizations at Rutgers University)
Free Parking was available on the Premises
General Admission was $50 – Free with Student ID