PERICLES KANARIS & SYNOLON PRESENT
“UNPLUGGED” - SERIES FINALE
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018.
DROM 85 AVE A, New York, NY 10009
Doors: 7:30pm - Music: 8:30pm
Periklis Kanaris: Voice/piano/orchestrations
Agapitos Magkanaris: bouzouki/vocals
Peter Douskalis: guitars/assistant director
Jessie Reagen Mann: Cello
Series Finale guests:
Athan Hilaki - guitar/voice
Sofia Tzinis - voice
Nektarios S. Antoniou - voice
Caroline-Stephanie Malakasis - voice
Gary Schreiner- harmonica
After a highly successful, 2-year run of the “Unplugged” Series in New York, Pericles Kanaris returns to DROM to celebrate its finale. This not-to-be-missed edition, will feature some of the best moments of the entire series, with multiple guests from the New York music scene.
In using only acoustic instruments, the “Unplugged" approach takes the listener back to the basics of the song, creating an intimate music setting that heightens audience participation. The repertoire is a mix of Kanaris originals and Greek classics arranged by the composer, blending his influences of contemporary Greek, American and orchestral music that have shaped his sound over the years.
“On vocals and piano, Kanaris recalls the great singer-songwriter tradition but with a distinct, timeless quality that is all his own.”
The National Herald
Composer/performer Periklis Kanaris will be returning to his native Athens, Greece for a one-night-only performance of his work. On Thursday, February 22nd at the main stage of the music venue GAZARTE, he will be presenting a mix of his originals and favorite covers from other composers/songwriters, under the title of his new single release, “Gia Mia Stigmi” (Synolon Records/ Innsbruck Records, Roman Klun co-producer). All songs will feature his orchestrations and the improvizations of his world-renowned musicians.
Kanaris will be joined by his all-star New York band, consisting of Ben Butler on guitars, Gary Schreiner on chromatic harmonica and accordeon, Richard Hammond on bass, Peter Douskalis on guitars and GianCarlo Detrizio on drums and percussion. All of the aforementioned performers have top industry credits and have performed with artists such Sir Elton John, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bono and The Edge (U2), Annie Lennox, George Michael and Carlos Santana. They have also performed for major Broadway productions such as Hamilton, The Lion King, Spiderman, The Last Ship, Dear Evan Hansen and more).
His guest singer from Greece will be Rita Antonopoulou, with whom he collaborated with great success in his debut album, “Aoratos” in the studio and its live presentations in New York and Athens. Among other favorite songs from her repertoire, she will also perform a world-premiere of a brand new song in the lyrics of Manos Eleftheriou and music by Pericles Kanaris.
Pericles Kanaris will also be joined on stage by two select musicians from the Athenian scene, Dimitris Reppas on bouzouki and vocals (Stavros Xarhakos orchestra) and Marina Kolovou on cello (Greek National Opera).
Tables: $30 Reservations @ 973-610-8944
Student ID: $20
Periklis Kanaris -voice, piano
Peter Douskalis -guitar
Gian Carlo de Trizio -percussion
Special guest for this performance: Athan Hilaki -voice, guitar
After a sold out concert at the historic Pallas theater in Athens, composer/performer Pericles Kanaris and his band Synolon return to New York’s Zinc Bar to continue a series of performances of Greek music with an “unplugged” approach. In using only acoustic instruments, this approach takes the listener back to the basics of the song, creating an intimate music setting that heightens audience participation. The repertoire is a mix of Kanaris originals and Greek classics arranged by the composer, blending his influences of contemporary Greek, American and orchestral music that have shaped his sound over the years. A variety of guests makes each of those concerts unique.