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September 11 5th cycle of Greek Language classes begins

September 29, 2017 - 8pm: A Benefit Concert for the Children of Kivotos, Music of Asia Minor performed by the Pharos Ensemble.
Tickets $20.00 online, $25.00 at the door, Students: $10.00 online, $15.00 at the door. (set up a link to buy tickets for this event on PayPal)

December 15, 2017 - 8pm: A Byzantine Christmas concert featuring the Psaltikon Choir, Dr. Spyro Antonopoulos, Director. Tickets are $20.00 online and $25.00 at the door.

April 22, 2018 - The Music of Epirus with special guest, folk musician, Petros Loukas, at the TSAI Center, Boston University, details TBA.

May 7, 2018 - 8pm - Rhetoric of the Gods," late renaissance and early baroque music performed by Greek Institute member, Catherine Liddell on the lute and theobor. Discussion to follow. The Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Open to the public, donations welcome.

A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.

On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries