Lina Nikolakopoulou is one of the most renowned Greek lyricists, having written over 400 songs in the past four decades. She has collaborated with several important composers and singers from Greece and beyond. In order to honor Nikolakopoulou and her impact on advancing Greek culture throughout the world, a concert at Princeton University will be presented to celebrate her most enduring works and significant musical collaborations. The performance will be at 4PM on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 in the Taplin Auditorium. Nikolakopoulou will fly from Greece to be present at the event. Led by recording artist and composer Nikos Kouroupakis, the concert will also feature Aphrodite Daniel, Yanna Katsagiorgi, and Nikitas Tampakis ’14 as vocalists. The band will be performing under the direction of acclaimed composer and guitarist, Spiros Exaras. Princeton student musicians will open the concert.
A great time was had by all at the Musical Crossroads concert held in the Hamilton Murray Theater on November 22. The program featured popular Greek songs which have also been performed in other languages outside of Greece, ranging from traditional folk to modern laiko. The 200-seat theater was filled with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members. Here is a clip featuring some concert highlights:
Thanks to all of the departments and programs for supporting the concert and thanks to all those who attended the event. The performers and sponsors are listed in the event flier: