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Building Bridges to Greece

Athens boasts some of today’s most innovative music, and now you can immerse yourself in a premiere of new compositions from Greece right in the heart of Chicago’s Greektown at the National Hellenic Museum.

We are excited to announce a special partnership between Building Bridges and the National Hellenic Museum! Join us on Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 PM at the museum for a musical event, Building Bridges to Greece, the presentation of new solo bassoon works by renowned Greek composers. Hear this innovative music for the first time. This event brings the excitement of contemporary Greek classical music to our guests.

Whether you are a Philhellene, a music buff, or both, you don’t want to miss this event, which brings the excitement of contemporary Greek classical music to our guests.

Featured Composers:

Niki Harlafti (Chicago, IL)

Konstantinos Baras (Chicago, IL)

Stratis Minakakis (Boston, MA)

Michalis Paraskakis (Athens,GR)

Come experience the innovation and creativity of contemporary Greek music and hear for yourself the vibrancy of Greek culture today.

Special Discount for Students:

Using promo code NHMStudent2024 during checkout, tickets are just $7!

About Building Bridges:

Building Bridges is a collaborative effort between American bassoonist Ben Roidl-Ward (Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Greek composer Niki Harlafti (PhD in Composition and Music Technology, Northwestern University). Their mission is to commission, perform, promote, and document new works for bassoon by Greek composers, fostering connections and education among diverse audiences.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this cultural exchange and musical journey. Secure your tickets today and join us for an unforgettable afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary event!


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