Chicago Immigrant Stories: Greektown
January 24, 2019 at 6:30PM, National Hellenic Museum
CJP’s artistry of cross-genre collaborations will meld with the musical culture of some of Chicago’s immigrant communities, in a series of small group “Innovation Lab” workshop performances that will culminate in a large orchestral event at Millennium Park in Summer 2019. The collaborations will be led by Orbert Davisworking with select musicians across the city, and supported by CJP orchestra musicians including Leandro Lopez Varady (pianist from Argentina), Zara Zaharieva (violinist from Bulgaria), and Suzanne Osman (oudist and percussionist from Lebanon).
This collaboration with Greek saxophonist and composer, Athanasios Zervas, will be the first of the 2019 series.
Join us for this one-night-only event to witness jazz, classical, and music of the Greek tradition meld and connect in new and unexpected ways. The musicians will share their stories and their music to create a shared experience of what it means to be a Chicagoan and an American.