The Greek Institute

The Greek Institute
Paintings by Constantine Arvanites for The Greek Institute
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 | 2021-2022

 

**FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS:

PLEASE GO TO THE COURSES PAGE FOR ZOOM LINKS. 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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: greekinst@verizon.net 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 |  CYCLE II BEGINS THE WEEK OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021  ~ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
 
We welcome all new and returning students to our online Greek language programs, currently delivered via the ZOOM platform. Learn Greek! Classes commence the week of November 15, 2021. The full schedule of classes is available in the "Courses" section of this website.
 
 
NEW 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. Classes commence on September 18, 2021 and include three 1.5 hour online sessions per month. This program is a 10 month continuous workshop. For more information and to register, please send an e-mail to: epirusensemble@gmail.com.  
 
If you would like to see and hear the recordings of the 2020-2021 Epirus Ensemble Student Presentations, hosted with our partner The Autumn Salon, feel free to click on the link below! Enjoy the work of these talented musicians who joined this class from all over the world! 
 
 
 
 
NEW GREEK LANGUAGE CLASSES |  WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15, 2021 
We welcome all new and returning students to our online Greek language programs, currently delivered via the ZOOM platform. Learn Greek! Classes commence the week of September 5th. The full schedule of classes is available in the "Courses" section of this website.
 
 
 
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 SACREDIn 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