Cappella Romana: From Constantinople to California – Greek & Greek-American Choral Works
Bogdanos — Selected works
Cardiasmenos — Selected works
Desby — Selected works
Michaelides — Selected works
Zes — Selected works
Follow a 1000-year journey of Byzantine music, from medieval Constantinople to the Greek communities of California. Infused with 19th-century Italian, Russian, and Viennese choral traditions, the musical seeds carried by Greek immigrants to the New World blossomed in the next generation with soaring Renaissance style and Hollywood flair.
This program will include Byzantine chant and polyphony, as well as choral works by Michael Adamis (1929–2013), Theodore Bogdanos (1932–2019), Steven Cardiasmenos (b. 1958), Frank Desby (1922–92), Peter Michaelides (1930–2017), and Tikey Zes (b. 1927).