Music Analects IV

Music Analects IV - Skokie IL - 2/20/2009
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation supports the program of the Hellenic American Academy and urges all members of the Greek American Community to attend the concert "Music Analects IV."

Dimitris Marinos, world renowned mandolin virtuoso is the centerpiece of a multimedia concert titled "Music Analects IV" produced and staged by the Hellenic American Academy and funded in part by several Hellenic American individuals, organizations and businesses.

This multimedia performance is an exciting journey to the living tradition of Greek music, its origins in the European classical music and its influence on modern music through the sound of the mandolin and the images of folk and modern dance, theatre, literature, and multimedia. Conceived and developed by Mr. Marinos "Music Analects IV" does not only reflect his musical versatility but it is also indicative of his understanding of the musical relationships formulated throughout the concert.

"I named it Music Analects", Mr. Marinos points out, "because it is a compilation of several different and distinct works that form a musical unity within a vast but specified historical context from folk to classical to contemporary expression."

Center stage will belong to the famed Chicago composer Robert Lombardo whose work "A Zacinto" for mandolin and mandolin orchestra, written specifically for "Music Analects IV" will have its world premiere in this performance. The program will also include works by Beethoven, C.P. First, Michalis Lapidakis, Dionisis Lavragas, Alekos Xenos, Dimitris Marinos, and Mikis Theodorakis.

Along with Dimitris Marinos several other accomplished artists and musicians will showcase their talents. Among them, the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, pianist Anya Yermakova, folk dancer Costas Economou, choreographer Asimina Chremos and her group of modern dancers, percussionist George Papadatos, the Academy's choir and Male Singers Ensemble, actors and narrators. The concert will be lit by Margaret Nelson and stage directed by Takis Theotokatos.

"Music Analects is a work in progress," says Mr. Marinos. "Ideally, it will build interest and make serious music more accessible to wider audiences through its transformation from a familiar language into a new aesthetic. It will allow persons without musical background to experience this event and be moved, provoked, challenged and excited by the new music which in this work no longer stands alone but is accompanied by other art forms."

The Hellenic American Academy expresses its gratitude to Dimitris Marinos as well as all the participating artists, and all the sponsors for their generous contributions.

Music Analects IV, Friday, February 20, 2009 7:30 pm at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL) map

General admission $30. For tickets and/or more information call 847-317-1063 or visit