Spanos - Stefanaki @ concert in Houston

Hellenic Cultural Center of the Souhwest

invites you to the music concert:

"A Music Journey to Greece with a voice and a piano"


The concert by Yannis Spanos and Hrysoula Stefanaki will be an unforgettable musical journey through the landscape of songs made popular by Spanos.  The audience will be encouraged to sing along.

Spanos-Stefanaki-Houston-smallYiannis Spanos was born in Kiato, a small coastal town in Corinth, Greece, where he began studying piano at an early age.  After dropping out of law school, he moved to Paris where he worked with the rising stars of the French music and theater scene, including Brigitte Bardot and Pia Colombo. 

In the early 1960s, he returned to Greece to create his own distinct music, employing the talents of the country’s emerging young singers.  He was a founder of the New Wave period of Greek music with albums such as AnthologiesThat Summer and Aristotelous Street.; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">

Spanos composed the music for the works of important Greek songwriters and poets, including Lefteris Papadopoulos, Giorgos Papastefanou, Manos Eleftheriou, Vasilis Rotas and George Viziinos.  His compositions have been performed by Arleta, Kety Homata, Poppy Asteriadi, Kostas Karalis, Haris Alexiou, Vicky Mosholiou, Marinella, Bithikotsis, George Dalaras, Yannis Parios, Yannis Poulopoulos, Dimitra Galani, Tanya Tsanaklidou, Manolis Mitsias, Stamatis Kokotas and Tolis Voskopoulos.  Now concluding his fifth decade on the Greek music scene, Spanos still composes with freshness and tenderness.

Hrysoula Stefanaki was born and raised in Iraklion, Crete, where her parents early on recognized her artistic talent.  She began formal study of piano, guitar, voice and music theory at age six at the city’s Apollo Conservatory of Music, while at the same time taking ballet lessons.  During high school she participated in theater.  She continued her musical studies later at the Olympic Conservatory in Athens.  Stefanaki has collaborated with major Greek composers and singers including Manolis Mitsias, Vicky Mosholiou, Dimitris Mitropanos, Yannis Kotsiras, Dimitris Bassis, Glykeria and Christos Nikolopoulos.

The event is under the auspicies of Greek Consulate of Houston. 

The date and time of the event is: Sunday, April 21st 2013 at 7:30 PM.

The location is: 

A.D. Bruce Religion Center

3801 Cullen Blvd.

Entrance 13

University of Houston

3801 Cullen Blvd. Entrance 13

Houston, TX 77204-3050

Center Phone: (713) 743-5050