Παρασκευή, 31 Μαΐου 2013

Ο Κώστας Καζάκος επιμελείται τον «Προμηθέα Δεσμώτη» του Παναγιώτη Καρούσου με πρωταγωνιστή τον μπάσο Βασίλη Ασημακόπουλο στο Θέατρο «Τζένη Καρέζη»

Πρόσφατα ο μπάσος Βασίλης Ασημακόπουλος 
ερμήνευσε καταπληκτικά το δυσκολότατο ρόλο 
του Προμηθέα στο Δημοτικό Θέατρο Χαλκίδας
Η Εταιρία Ελλήνων Λογοτεχνών παρουσιάζει, την Δευτέρα, την όπερα του Παναγιώτη Καρούσου «Ο Προμηθέας δεσμώτης», στο θέατρο «Τζένη Καρέζη» (Ακαδημίας 3, τηλ. 210.3625.520 - 210.3636.144), βασισμένη στην ομώνυμη τραγωδία του Αισχύλου, σε μετάφραση Ιωάννη Γρυπάρη. Επιμέλεια παρουσίασης Κώστας Καζάκος. Προμηθέας: Βασίλης Ασημακόπουλος, μπάσος. Ιώ: Ελένη Μπούκη - Αγιομυργιανάκη, σοπράνο. Βία / Αθηνά: Φωτεινή Αθανασάκη, μέτζο. Ωκεανός / Ερμής: Χρήστος Δεληζώνας, τενόρος. Μουσική διεύθυνση στο πιάνο: Βιβή Κλεισούρα. Στάθης Μαυρομμάτης, σαξόφωνο. Σκηνοθεσία: Βασίλης Ασημακόπουλος. Σκηνικά - Κοστούμια: Ελληνοαμερικανικό Κέντρο των Τεχνών. Χαιρετισμό θα απευθύνει ο Παύλος Ναθαναήλ, Πρόεδρος της ΕΕΛ. Είσοδος ελεύθερη.
Η όπερα πρωτοπαρουσιάστηκε στο Μόντρεαλ του Καναδά, το 2004, και παιζόταν κατά διαστήματα στα γαλλικά μέχρι το 2000. Το 2008 ανέβηκε στη Νέα Υόρκη και στην Ουάσιγκτον, στα αγγλικά, με πρωταγωνιστές της Οπερας της Ν. Υόρκης, υπό τη διεύθυνση του μαέστρου Grant Gilman. Στην Ελλάδα ο «Προμηθέας» παίχθηκε στο Δημοτικό Θέατρο Χολαργού, στο Δημοτικό θέατρο Αργοστολίου, στην αίθουσα της Εταιρείας Ελλήνων Λογοτεχνών, στην αίθουσα συναυλιών «Παρνασσός», στην Παλαιά Βουλή, στο θέατρο «Βεάκειο» και στον πολυχώρο του Δήμου Αθηναίων. Ο διακεκριμένος Ελληνοκαναδός μουσικοσυνθέτης Παναγιώτης Καρούσος, έχει βραβευτεί από την Ομοσπονδιακή Κυβέρνηση του Καναδά, και την κυβέρνηση του Κεμπέκ για την προσφορά του στην τέχνη.

Συναυλία για τη σφαγή της Χίου

ΤΜΗΜΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗΣ
Το Τμήμα Ελληνικής Μουσικής Παράδοσης του «Ωδείου Αθηνών 1871»
στο πλαίσιο του Εκπαιδευτικού Προγράμματος, συμμετέχει
στην εκδήλωση μνήμης για τη Σφαγή της Χίου
και σας προσκαλεί
στη συναυλία που θα πραγματοποιήσει
την Κυριακή 2 Ιουνίου 2013 ώρα 11:00
στον Πειραϊκό Σύνδεσμο
(αίθουσα Βαρώνου Κίμωνος Ράλλη, πεζόδρομοι Καραΐσκου 104 και Σωτήρος Διός, πλατεία Κοραή, Πειραιάς - στάση Δημοτικό Θέατρο -.τηλ. 210 4178159)
Θα εκτελεσθούν και θα ερμηνευθούν τραγούδια και σκοποί από τις Οινούσσες, τη Χίο, την Πόλη και τη Σμύρνη από μαθητές και Δασκάλους του τμήματος, ώστε ν’ αναδειχθεί η πολύτιμη αξία και προσφορά τους στον πολιτισμό μας, όπως και το εκπαιδευτικό έργο που συντελείται στο τμήμα αυτό.
Ευγενική συμμετοχή του τραγουδιστή Παντελή Θαλασσινού
Θα είναι χαρά μας η παρουσία σας στην εκδήλωση αυτή, την οποία διοργανώνει η Ομοσπονδία Χιακών Σωματείων Αττικής (τηλ.: 210 9584018)
ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ
Ο Διευθυντής του Τμήματος
Χρίστος Τσιαμούλης
(6944966257)
Ο Υπεύθυνος Ορχήστρας
Ανδρέας Τσεκούρας
(6938766331)

Πέμπτη, 30 Μαΐου 2013

Presented by Pabst Brewing Company and the Metropoulos Family For Project Discovery Forum participants only.

Marianne & Dean Metropoulos, sponsors of the Project Discovery Forum



















Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) 2013
Project Discovery Forum – Participants
Sunday, June 9, 11 am – 3 pm
The purpose of the Project Discovery Forum is to enhance development and production possibilities for filmmakers of Greek and Balkan descent, as well as international filmmakers who wish to make a film in Greece or with a Greek theme. The participants present their projects to a panel of six professionals who are active in the world of film development and production. The participants also have the opportunity to participate in pitch practice sessions as well as receive one-on-one screenplay feedback prior to the panel. The Aegean Award winner will be announced at the Orpheus Awards ceremony.
Panelists
manos-gavras-pic As Co-Founder, Senior Partner and Producer of the newly established ON GLOBAL PICTURES, Manos Gavras is currently in pre- production on two Hollywood films. He was a Co-Producer of the film STRANGER IN PARADISE (2011), and he and his business partner, Adonis Hadjiantonas, were Associate/Executive Producers of the upcoming film THE BUTLER, distributed by the Weinstein Company.
j-todd-harris J. Todd Harris is President of Branded Pictures Entertainment. Of the nearly 40 movies he’s produced, highlights include Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (2010), BOTTLE SHOCK (2009), CROOKED ARROWS (2012), JEEPERS CREEPERS (2001), and PIRANHA 3D (2010). Five of his films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, including DIGGING TO CHINA (1997), URBANIA (2000), and LEWIS & CLARK & GEORGE (1997).
alexiamelocchi Alexia Melocchi is one of the partners of Little Studio Films and has a 20-year experience in the international marketplace, including packaging projects, handling US and international distribution, co-productions and development consulting. She recently produced STEALING ROSES (2012) and ICE SCREAM (2013) with Laura Harring.
crystal-powell-photo Crystal Powell is Vice President of Production and Development at Electric City Entertainment, and previously at Silverwood Films. She associate produced TERRI and ON THE ICE, both of which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and SHARK NIGHT 3D (2011).  She also co-produced TWENTY-EIGHT HOTEL ROOMS, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Powell associate produced THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
matthew-takata-pic Matthew Takata is Manager for the Feature Film Program’s international work at Sundance Institute. His focus is on international outreach and selection for the Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs in Utah, FFP’s labs in India, Turkey, Jordan and Japan, and the annual Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award.
alexisvarouxakis Alexis Varouxakis started his career in London as a film and commercials producer, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of 1821 Media Group. He served as a co-producer on EL GRECO (2007), for which he set up the financing structure between Spain and Greece, OPA! (2009) and DARK HEARTS (2012), starring Sonja Kinski.

Pitch-training
Jim Uhls, WGA, co-wrote FIGHT CLUB (1999), directed by David Fincher; JUMPER (2008), directed by Doug Limon; and the NBC television film, SEMPER FI (2001), produced by Steven Spielberg. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles.
Adam Sigel, WGA, is a writer, producer and content strategist working across multiple platforms. He has been hired as a speaker and film mentor by international organizations such as Nordisk Film and TV, Torino Film Lab, Power to the Pixel, Independent Filmmaker Project, Berlinale Talent Campus, Forum Brazil, and more.
One-on-One Feedback
Christos Gage, WGA, is an acclaimed writer of comic books, television, films, and video games. He has co-written episodes of television shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Numb3rs.
Spiro Skentos, WGA, is a story editor on NBC’s Grimm. He has served as a writer for The Drew Carey Show and The George Lopez Show. He is a graduate of NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program, and has completed the NHMC writing program.
Bill Taub is a screenwriter and a WGA and WGC member. He has written and produced pilots for Relic Hunter, Friday the 13th:The Series, Mission Genesis, The Odyssey, and Dark Shadows. He has also written pilots for NBC and Paramount. He teaches at UCLA Extension’s Writer’s Program.
Selected Projects
THE ARK
Filmmaker: Aristotelis Maragkos
AND THE SNOW LAY AROUND
Filmmaker: Fay Efrosini Lellios
CARIOCA OLYMPICS
Filmmaker: Paolo Marinou-Blanco, WGA
ET IN ATHENA EGO
Filmmaker: Georgis Grigorakis
A EUROPEAN LOVE STORY
Filmmakers: Thouly Dosios, Maeve McQuillan
HUNGRY MOUTH
Filmmaker: Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Jury of Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) 2013

tassos-boulmetis2 Tassos Boulmetis (Chairman) was born in Constantinople and moved to Greece at an early age in the 60s. He earned a degree in physics from the University of Athens and film directing/production from the University of California Los Angeles. He started his career as a director/producer for national television networks. He wrote, directed and co-produced the award-winning film DREAM FACTORY (1990) and A TOUCH OF SPICE (2003), a story inspired by true events drawn from his life. SPICE was Greece’s official entry for the 2005 Academy Awards and was presented at several international festivals. The film became the biggest box office hit in Greece and has been distributed in 45 countries all over the world. Boulmetis was the first president of the newly established Hellenic Film Academy. He is currently working on his next feature project while teaching advanced directing courses at the AKMI Institute of Audiovisual Studies in Athens.
leanna-bonamici Leanna Bonamici produces the TV show Shorts Showcase, which features short films from all over the world (www.shortsshowcase.com). Shorts Showcase is currently airing in 18 million homes throughout Southern California on PBS station KVCR. Earlier the Bonamici family built Casablanca Studios which, at the time, was the only independent film and television sound stage and production facility in the Coachella Valley. Bonamici was Head of Operations the entire 10 years of Casablanca’s operation. In 2001, she founded the Palm Springs chapter of Women in Film and Television. In 2007 she received the Women of Distinction in the Arts Award from the National League of American Pen Women and, in 2009, the City of Indian Wells named her their Athena Award winner for Professional Excellence.
johnbutkovich John Butkovich is a veteran film marketer with more than 1000 feature films to his credit. Before joining Arenas, an entertainment and media marketing company, in 2000, he was Senior Vice-President of Media at Sony Pictures Entertainment where, for 15 years, he spearheaded domestic media efforts. Prior to joining Sony, Butkovich served five years as Vice-President of Media at Universal Pictures. As a member the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he regularly sits on the annual screening committees to nominate the candidates for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2012 he reviewed more than 300 short narrative films as a member of the Slamdance Film Festival’s nominating committee.
semaine-2012-headshot-2-tilted-head-cropped-at-top Robert Koehler is a film critic and programmer. His film reviews can be read at Film Comment, Cinema Scope, Cineaste, Indie Wire, Sight & Sound and Filmjourney.org. Koehler’s blog column analyzing film festivals can be read at Filmlinc.com, the website of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he recently served as Director of Cinematheque Programming. His film reviews have previously appeared in Variety, The Christian Science Monitor, Cahiers du Cinema (France and Spain) and Die Tageszeitung. He served as an instructor and programmer for UCLA Extension’s Sneak Preview program from 2003 to 2007. In 2003 Koehler developed the successful and innovative program, “The Films That Got Away,” an ongoing series presenting significant recent work that has previously not screened in Los Angeles. Institutions with which the series has collaborated include UCLA Film Archive, the American Cinematheque and the Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2009, he was appointed director of programming at AFI Fest Los Angeles, where he helped create a new and focused competition section titled “New Lights,” as part of AFI Fest’s programming concept as a festival-of-festivals.
larchmont Anthony Skordi was born and raised in London, UK, to Greek Cypriot parents and trained at the Drama Centre London. Skordi’s prolific theatre career includes becoming a member of both The Royal Shakespeare Company (1990-92) and of Vanessa Redgrave’s Moving Theater Company, performing worldwide. Skordi crossed over to the screen, where he was a series regular for six television shows, including both dramas and comedies. His more recent work includes guest star spots on Men of a Certain Age, Detroit 187, and many video games including Mass Effect 3. Skordi recently worked opposite Kevin Spacey in the short ENVELOPE, and collaborated on the soon-to-be-released LUCKY STIFF.

LA Greek Film Festival TO You - LAGFF Takes Off! Parties, Movies, and More






















LAGFF WELCOMES ERT
ERT Logo
LAGFF Gold Patron Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, ERT, was founded in 1938 and is the largest radio and television broadcasting organization in Greece.  As the country's first broadcaster, it has an unrivaled audio and visual historic archive which captures much of the history of modern Greece.  ERT has three broadcasting television stations with national coverage (ET1, NET and ET3), one satellite channel (ERT world), four terrestrial digital channels (Cine+, Prisma+, Sport+ and Info+), six radio programs with headquarters in Athens (NET, Second Program, Third Program, FILIA, KOSMOS, ERA Sport), two international radio stations based in Thessaloniki (95.8 and 102 FM), and 19 regional radio stations throughout Greece.  ERT has been an ardent supporter of LAGFF since 2008.


THE KOLOVOS FAMILY PRESENTS 'THE DAUGHTER'


THE DAUGHTER, Saturday, June 8, 5:45 pm, WGA, Beverly Hills | TICKETS

Tina and George Kolovos have not only supported LAGFF since its very beginnings, they have also presented a number of quality programs such as Thanos Anastopoulos'
THE DAUGHTER, and have repeatedly championed the importance of art, cinema, and culture in our community - and beyond.


CONSUL GENERAL OF GREECE HOSTS MESSENIA-NIGHT PARTY

ORPHEUS/MITSIGAN, Sunday, June 9, 5:00pm, WGA, Beverly Hills | TICKETS 

The Closing Night screening will be preceded by a pre-reception and the Orpheus Awards at 5:00 PM. Following this event, across town...
 
Consul General of Greece Elisabeth Fotiadou has been lending her unique vision and hospitality to LAGFF since she took office in Los Angeles in 2010. Honoring the 'birthplace' of many recent international and local films, such as Kimon Tsakiris' MITSIGAN - HARDSHIPS & BEAUTIES, the Consul General will host a Messenia-themed party at her private residence on Sunday evening. Messenia-style, rare delicacies from this beautiful region will complete the LAGFF experience:  Pork garnished with orange peel, chicken tenders with Messenian noodles, rustic-style lamb with artichokes and potatoes, a meatless monastic recipe served with pearl onions, chestnuts, mushrooms in spiced vinegar and olive oil, octopus with arugula, marinated tilapia in oregano, olive oil, lemon, and collard greens - and more. Costa Navarino Luxury Resort, the party's presenter, will also offer LAGFF patrons the opportunity to sample Messenian local, high quality products such as olives, extra virgin olive oil, eggplant and tomato dips, roasted red peppers and mini green peppers. Finally, an array of Greek wines will be presented by LAGFF sponsor Boutari Wines. This exclusive event is open to Gold Pass-holders only. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our All-Access GOLD PASS page.


AMERICAN HELLENIC COUNCIL PRESENTS 'ONE STEP AHEAD' 

ONE STEP AHEAD, Sunday, June 9, 1:00 pm, WGA, Beverly Hills | TICKETS 


AHC Logo We welcome American Hellenic Council's support for the second time since 2010.  The two organizations have often joined forces in the promotion of cultural affairs. This year AHC will present Dimitris Athiridis' documentary, ONE STEP AHEAD, about Thessaloniki's maverick mayor, Yiannis Boutaris.

ATHENEE IMPORTERS TO HOST WINE-TASTING ON OPENING NIGHT
METEORA, Thursday, June 6, 7:30 pm, WGA, Beverly HillsTICKETS
ATHENEE
In addition to PETROS' delicacies, LAGFF's patrons will have the opportunity to taste Athenee Importers & Distributor's exquisite Greek wines at the Opening Night reception, directly following the screening of METEORA. The event will feature wines from Halkidiki's Domaine Porto Carras winery, Gentilini Wines from Kefalonia, and Thimiopoulos Vineyards from Naousa - all renowned for their award-winning wines. 


GET YOUR TICKETS TO LAGFF TODAY! 

Tickets for the full line-up of films and special events of Los Angeles Greek Film Festival are now on sale. To learn more about each of this year's feature, short, and documentary films, follow the links below!

And remember the All-Access GOLD PASS offers patrons the finest festival experience ever, with our exclusive hospitality lounge, priority entry and preferred seating to all screenings and special events, including the Closing Night reception at the home of the Consul General of Greece, Elisabeth Fotiadou. Currently on sale for $220. Reserve yours today.
 





BEST EVER LAGFF AUCTION GOES LIVE MAY 31!
 

You may bid on the donated getaway vacation packages and enjoy not only the promise of a stunning Greek holiday but also the benefit of having your winning bid qualify as a tax-deductible contribution to LA Greek Film Festival. For a preview of this year's destinations, visit our
2013 GO GREECE auction page for more information!  
LAGFF AUCTION WILL BE LIVE FOR BIDDING MAY 31 - JUNE 9, 2013. 
  
  

Special thanks go to ELMA, an organization dedicated to the promotion of European Cinema in America.
ELMA
Special thanks go to Elios Charitable Foundation for acknowledging LAGFF's cultural contribution.
We are grateful to Consul General of Cyprus Andreas Kyprianides for his continued support and tireless efforts to promote Hellenism.
We wish to express our immense gratitude to Consul General of Greece Elisabeth Fotiadou for her unending support of the arts and culture, her unique vision, contribution to the promotion of Hellenism, and her dedication to LAGFF.

Federation of Hellenic Societies "5th ART FAIR AND SALE" June 15th-16th 2013

The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York Inc and its Cultural Committee in conjunction with the Greek Artists Guild is sponsoring their 5th Art Fair this June 15th & 16th.


Now a New York staple, the event will feature exciting new Greek-American and local art. Everything from Paintings, Drawings, Poster Art, Mixed Media, Comic Book Art, Photography and Sculptures will be on display and FOR SALE!
Admission is Free.
Coordinators are Billy Chrissochos, George Delis and Athanasios Aronis.
Saturday, June 15th 2013
Hours: 6:00PM-9:00PM- Special Preview
Sunday, June 16th 2013
Hours: 3:00PM-9:00PM
Stathakion Cultural Center
22-51 29th Street
Astoria, NY 11105
718-204-6500
on Facebook- Greek Artists Guild

Κυριακή, 26 Μαΐου 2013

Συναυλίες Συμφωνικής Ορχήστρας και Big Band Δήμου Αθηναίων

Η Big Band του Δήμου Αθηναίων ανοίγει  το ευρωπαϊκό Φεστιβάλ Jazz της «Τεχνόπολις» Δήμου Αθηναίων την Παρασκευή 31 Μαιου στις 21:00. Το ευρωπαϊκό Φεστιβάλ Jazz της «Τεχνόπολις» Δήμου Αθηναίων, μετά από δώδεκα επιτυχημένες χρονιές ανοίγει πλέον τις πύλες του σε όλο τον κόσμο και εξελίσσεται στο διεθνές “Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival” φιλοξενώντας  συγκροτήματα από την  Πορτογαλία,το  Ισραήλ,τη  Δανία, την  Ουγγαρία, την Ισπανία, την Πολωνία, την Αργεντινή, την Αυστρία ,την Ολλανδία και φυσικά, την Ελλάδα!
ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ 


Συναυλία Συμφωνικής Ορχήστρας Δήμου Αθηναίων

Από τον Haendel στον Mozart

Πέμπτη 30 Μαιου 2013

Ώρα: 21.00

Ανοιχτό Θέατρο Κολωνού,
Καπανέως κ Ιωαννίνων


Σολιστ:
Λητώ Μεσσήνη, Σοπράνο
Ιβόνα Γκλίνκα, φλάουτο
Γιάννης Μωραίτης, τρομπέτα
Γιώργος Αρνής, κοντραμπάσσο

Μουσική Διεύθυνση: Ανδρέας Τσελίκας


ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ

Πέμπτη, 23 Μαΐου 2013

Successful concert of Billy Chrissochos' rock group Porphyra

Billy Chrissochos' rock group Porphyra presentedd a successful concert to Blackthorn 51, Queens' premiere Rock Venue, on Thursday May 16th 2013. This was an one night engagement featuring some of the best local singers which performed Porphyra originals for a live recording. It was a wild party with lots of drink specials!
Blackthorn 51- 80-12 51st avenue, Elmhurst, New York 11373
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Porphyra is comprised of Billy Chrissochos on guitars, Mike "Risko" Savvas on guitars and tzoura, Jose A. Navia G. on bass, and Frank Pace on drums.
Featured singers are Chandler Mogel (Outloud), Christos Alexandrou (Melodia band) and Anna Dok (Operatika Element). Also Richard Khuzami- Guest percussionist.


Bios:
Chandler Mogel is one of the hardest working independent singers in hard rock today. He has performed on over 15 albums and sold over 15,000 CDs in just the last few years since moving to New York City. His band Outloud, who is based in Greece, has toured the country multiple times, appeared on national TV there, featured on the cover of a major magazine (Greek Metal Hammer) and voted #4 best Greek band of 2011 in the same publication. Additional Chandler has performed for the likes of Donald Trump, Chevy Chase and others, and has performed on the same bill with international superstars The Eagles, Frankie Valli, Pitbull and Flo Rida.
Outloud- "We Run" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TExNCtVD6Q
For more info visit www.chandlermogel.com.

Christos Alexandrou is a multi-talented performing artist. In addition to singing, Christos has appeared in numerous theatrical productions, in Greece as well as on Broadway. These include Annie, Miserere, Blood Brothers, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar. He played the role of Phantom in the promotional campaign of the movie the Phantom of the Opera. He has also participated as a co-host & guest in many TV shows. Christos has performed at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaro Mousikis) on 3 occasions, appearing most notably alongside Maria Farantouri, at “Cine Maria” and recently released his debut recording album in 2012 titled “One Look”. He has one of the most extensive musical repertoires ranging from, traditional to modern Greek and a wide variety of American music. For more info visit www.Melodiaband.com.


Anna Dok is not only one of the vocalists in Operatika Element but also the keyboardist. The symphonic metal band formed in 2002 in New Jersey and their music combines melodic, dramatic and powerful metal with female vocals. The new single "Haunting in the Night" was released earlier in the year and was mixed by Neil Kernon (Queensrÿche, Nevermore, Nile). You can watch video link here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufox22g8SPk&feature=youtu.be

For more info visit www.operatika.com.

Producer and drummer Richard Khuzami sees music as a powerful tool that unites communities. Richard is rooted in New York, where he is a longtime member of Community Board 1 of Queens NY. He is a master of various percussion instruments from the Balkans, Anatolia, the Middle East, and North Africa including Darbuka, Riq, Bendir, and Davul. He currently performs in bands in the New York City area, but has toured in Europe, the Middle east and South America.. His CD "Fused" is a meeting of East and West and features a number of guest artists; look for the re-released single 'Wings of a Songbird.' "featuring the vocals of Sevara Nazarkhan, (Of Tashkent and Peter Gabriel touring artist). For more info visit www.dahdoo.net.

13η τελετή αποφοίτησης της Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας Τορόντο



Εγινε με μεγάλη επιτυχία η δέκατη τρίτη τελετή αποφοίτησης της Θεολογικής μας Ακαδημίας, την Κυριακή, 19 Μαΐου 2013 στο Μητροπολιτικό Κέντρο. Περισσότερα από 500 άτομα συμμετείχαν στο δείπνο. 
Αριστεύσας εφέτος ήταν ο π. Φιλόθεος Allison, ο οποίος αν και δεν είναι ελληνικής καταγωγής στην ομιλία του μίλησε άπταιστα τα ελληνικά. Του αξίζουν θερμά συγχαρητήρια
Κύριος ομιλητής της βραδιάς ήταν ο Εξοχώτατος Ελευθέριος Αγγελόπουλος, Πρέσβης της Ελλάδας στον Καναδά. Στην ομιλία του ο Εξοχώτατος υπογράμμισε το πόσο μεγάλη ευλογία είναι να έχουμε την Ελληνική Ορθόδοξη Θεολογική Ακαδημία στον Καναδά μέσα απ’ την οποία επιτυγχάνεται  η πνευματική πρόοδος των ανθρώπων. Ο Πρέσβης μίλησε επίσης πολύ επαινετικά για το έργο του Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτη κ. Σωτηρίου.
Την κυβέρνηση του Καναδά, εκπροσώπησε ο γερουσιαστής  κ. Λεωνίδας Χουσάκος, από την επαρχία του Κεμπέκ, ο οποίος έφερε γραπτό μήνυμα του πρωθυπουργού κ. Σ. Harper. Ο γερουσιαστής μίλησε και εντυπωσίασε με τον λόγο του, στα ελληνικά και στα αγγλικά, για την σημασία της πίστης μας και την τήρηση των ελληνοχριστιανικών παραδόσεων.
Ο Μητροπολίτης Σωτήριος μίλησε στους αποφοίτους και παρόντες φοιτητές της Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας,  με τον γνωστό ζεστό πατρικό του τρόπο,  με θέμα «Από που ήλθατε. Πού ήλθατε. Πού θα πάτε και πώς θα πάτε».
Χαιρετισμούς επίσης απηύθηναν: Ο Αρχιμ. π. Ιγν. Δελής, Διευθυντής της Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας. Ο π. Θ. Παρασκευόπουλος, πρόεδρος του Συνδέσμου Κληρικών της Ιεράς Μητρόπολης. Η κα Ε. Κουτσούγερα, Πρόεδρος Φιλοπτώχου Αδελφότητας Καναδά. Ο κ. Κ. Μίσθιος, Γραμματέας Αρχόντων  του Οικουμενικού. Ο κ. Δ. Καρύγιαννης,  Ομοσπονδιακός Βουλευτής, ο κ. Δ. Αζεμόπουλος, Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας και ο κ. Ι. Giragosian, Γενικός Πρόξενος της Κύπρου.
Εκτός των ανωτέρω, μεταξύ των επισήμων προσκεκλημένων ήταν και ο π. Andrea Spatafora, Διευθυντής του Πανεπιστημίου St. Paul στην Ottawa, με το οποίο, όπως είναι γνωστό, είναι συμβεβλημένη η Θεολογική μας Ακαδημία, καθώς και  ο Θεοφιλ. Επίσκοπος κ. Andriy της Ουκρανικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας Καναδά.
Η τελετή αποφοίτησης για το 2013 ήταν πραγματικά μια μεγάλη επιτυχία. Ευχαριστούμε τον Αναστημένο Χριστό για την ευλογία Του αυτή, αλλά και για την πρόοδο που επιτελείται στην Ορθόδοξη Θεολογική Ακαδημία Τορόντο.

Μετά την επίδοση του πτυχίου στον αριστεύσαντα της χρονιάς π. Φ. Άλισον, φωτογραφία, από αριστερά: ο π. Φ. Άλισον, ο  Γερουσιαστής Λ. Χουσάκος, ο Μητροπολίτης Σωτήριος, ο Πρέσβης Ε. Αγγελόπουλος, ο Γ. Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας Δ. Αζεμόπουλος και ο Διευθυντής της Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας π. Ι. Δελή.

Το πλήθος των ευλαβών χριστιανών που έλαβαν μέρος στο δείπνο τελετής Απονομής πτυχίων της Θεολογικής μας Ακαδημίας