THE MISSION OF THE GREEK INSTITUTE IS TO CREATE A GREATER AWARENESS & UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREEK CULTURE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT.
UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS
STUDENTS: PLEASE GO TO THE "COURSES" PAGE
FOR REGISTRATION & ZOOM LINKS.
Due to the recent guidelines in Massachusetts with regard to Coronavirus, The Greek Institute has implemented the following measures:
- All of our events have been converted to the online platform ZOOM. Please see below and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for links and updates.
- To students: all classes will be held online until further notice and delivered via ZOOM. If you have any questions or concerns, please send e-mail to: email@example.com or call us at 617.547.4770.
- We will provide updates on our website, via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for schedules, events and classes.
JOIN US! GREEK INSTITUTE PROGRAMS & EVENTS
NEW GREEK LANGUAGE CLASSES | BEGIN THE WEEK OF APRIL 24th.
We welcome all new and returning students to our online Greek language programs, currently delivered via the ZOOM platform. Learn Greek! The full schedule of classes is available in the "Courses" section of this website.
MEET OUR TEACHERS | ACCESS THE GREEK INSTITUTE NEWSLETTER HERE!
SUPPORT OUR "METAMORPHOSIS" PROJECT
As many of you know, despite the pandemic and all of its challenges, The Greek Institute was honored to collaborate with, and receive a matching grant from The Cambridge Historical Commission for the restoration of the historic part of our building located at 1038 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA. This restoration was completed in 2021.
Thanks to the generous support of our members, students and friends, we have also been able to upgrade the parking area in the back of the building, and are now embarking on a "Phase 2" project to update the interior of the building. **Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to receive updates, and to join our e-newsletter. If you are interested in contributing to the "Metamorphosis 2022" project, you can do so at our GoFundMe campaign HERE.
SPECIAL CLASS | THE EPIRUS ENSEMBLE
We are pleased to announce that The Greek Institute has brought under its auspices "The Epirus Ensemble", a new music educational program led by Aristic Director, Vasilis Kostas. This program welcomes musicians of all levels and aims to provide students with an experience of the musical tradition of Epirus, Greece. Students will learn various repertoires, explore the history and culture behind the music, interact with Master musicians from Epirus through monthly virtual workshops, and prepare for student presentations and concerts in Boston and Epirus in the future. This program is a 10 month continuous workshop. For more information and to register, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAST EVENTS HOSTED BY THE GREEK INSTITUTE & THE AUTUMN SALON
As a result of Covid-19, we at The Greek Institute had to find creative ways to continue offering our core events and programs to the public. We were very fortunate to partner with a wonderful production company, The Autumn Salon, led by Christos Vayenas. In collaboration with The Autumn Salon, we were able to produce the following events, which we offer to you. Enjoy!
CONCERT | Beth Bahia Cohen and Vasilis Kostas — Greek Traditional Music
Beth Bahia Cohen and Vasilis Kostas performed Greek traditional music from various regions, original music, with a live collaboration at the end! ~ Click Here to Watch the Recording
CONCERT | Spyridon Antonopoulos & Psaltikon — Byzantine Chant
Spyridon Antonopoulos and Psaltikon performed SONGS OF THE SACRED. In this online concert event, Spyridon, an expert in Byzantine Chant spoke about the music with both a presentation and a performance. ~ Click Here to Watch the Recording
POETRY READING | Modern Greek Authors in Translaton Series Presentation
Professor George Kalogeris, Suffolk University led an online discussion and reading as part of the Greek Institute\\\\\'s Modern Greek Authors in Translation Series. This event was dedicated to the Greek Nobel Prize Winner George Seferis, and is entitled, "Ambassador of the Dead, a Talk On the Poetry of George Seferis." ~ Click Here to Watch the Recording