Nordlys Global Voices: Stelios Petrakis Cretan Quartet
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Stelios Petrakis respects tradition in his music, but the introspection that is a feature of Eastern or Ottoman modes is here replaced by a very clear sound, produced by the deep voices and the subtle interlacing of the strings, supporting the spirit of the dance.

Cretan music, which has been shaped by many influences (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Venetian and Ottoman) belongs to the Eastern Mediterranean family of modal musical traditions. Differing in many ways from the Greek music of the continent, it is characterized by the predominant use of the three-stringed bowed instrument, known as the lyra, accompanied by the Cretan lute, or laouto.

Petrakis love and admiration for Cretan music led him to form the Cretan Quartet, with which he focuses on the great musical traditions of Crete, with a repertoire consisting of traditional pieces and also his own tradition-inspired compositions. The outstanding musicians of the Cretan Quartet were selected by Stelios Petrakis for their mastery of the islands music and for their very open outlook onto the world.

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Date
Nov 16, 2018 8:00 PM
Seats are pre-assigned.  You will have a chance to register requests when you complete your purchase. Doors open a 1/2 hour before showtime. Desserts, light fare, FTO coffee, beer & wine will be offered. Pay less for your tickets by becoming a member: caffelena.org/support/membership/



Admission Level Price Quantity
General $25.00 ($26.87 w/service fee)
Member $22.00 ($23.76 w/service fee)
Student & Child $12.50 ($13.93 w/service fee)
 
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Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States


Categories

Music > Global

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Caffe Lena
On BPT Since: Jan 29, 2008
 
Sarah Craig
15185830022
sales@caffelena.org
www.caffelena.org
 

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