A Concert Tribute to the Works of Lina Nikolakopoulou
Greece’s most influential, contemporary lyricist of the day, an incredible artist of stature and ethos beyond the norm, Lina Nikolakopoulou will travel to the United States to partake in two Concert Tribute performances. The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University as well as the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University will honor Ms. Nikolakopoulou for her significant contribution to Greek Poetry and Lyrics.
Another SYN-PHONIA ENTERTAINMENT INC production, these two performances are planned for Saturday, February 28 at the Cultural Center of the Chian Federation in Astoria, NY and Sunday, March 1 at the Taplin Auditorium at Princeton University in NJ.
A 5 piece band (led by the acclaimed musician/composer Spiros Exaras) and four local vocalists (featuring the renowned Greek vocalist and recording artist, Nikos Kouroupakis as well as Yanna Katsageorgi, Aphrodite Daniel and Nikitas Tampakis will perform a selection of Ms. Nikolakopoulou’s most enduring works in a 2 hour concert tribute.
Arguably the most successful poet/lyricist in the Post Dictatorship era, Lina Nikolakopoulou has collaborated with some of the most important Greek composers of the 20th century, including Thanos Mikroutsikos, Mikis Theodorakis, Stamatis Kraounakis, Giannis Spanos, Stavros Xarhakos, Manos Hadjidakis, Nikos Antypas and Giannis Spathas, as well as with composers from across the globe, whose songs she has either written lyrics for or translated into Greek, including Goran Bregovic, Ara Dinkjian, Angelo Branduardi, Sting, Paolo Conte and others. Her songs have been sung by some of the most prominent Greek singers, such as Haris Alexiou, Alkistis Protopsalti, Dimitra Galani, Giorgos Dalaras, Manolis Mitsias, and many others. Nikolakopoulou’s own lyrics have also been translated back into other languages, such as German, Italian, and Turkish. She has also been involved with several other projects, including the artistic direction team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympics.
For info and tickets, the phone number is (646) 623-0270.