The Greek Music Ensemble is a Boston-based group committed to the critical interpretation and high quality performance of Greek Art Music (΄Εντεχνη Ελληνική Μουσική), Rembetiko, and Greek traditional and Folk music. We aspire to promote these music genres as parts of the World Music scene.
Among our goals is also to redefine and elevate the performance standards of Greek music in the United States, Canada, and around the world, in order to represent the true spirit, stylistic nuances, and accurate interpretation of genuine Greek music. Our approach to the performance is based on a critical exploration and interpretation of the unique stylistic and technical aspects of the music, and on a highly skilled, elaborate and inspired presentation of it.
All members of the Greek Music Ensemble are accomplished professional musicians dedicated to performing, composing, and teaching music. We have diverse musical backgrounds and perspectives but we all share a genuine, passionate dedication and profound respect and love for Greek Music.
Our repertoire includes music composed by the great masters of Greek songwriting (Manos Xatzidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Giannis Markopoulos, Vasilis Tsitsanis, and others), Greek urban music composed mainly in the first half of the 20th century - also known as Rembetiko, and Greek traditional and folk music.
October 31 | 2019 | 8.00pm
Greek Music Ensemble Manos and Mikis CD Release Concert