Pianist Vassilis Varvaresos in Concert

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, Goodman House, 129 W 67th Street, Manhattan

The Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation and The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation USA
present one of the most promising musicians of his generation, Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos. He has appeared on major stages in Europe and the US, and is regularly invited to festivals all over the world. Following his recital at Carnegie Zankel Hall, he was invited to perform at the White House for President Barack Obama.

He is a laureate of many international competitions, such as Young Concert Artists, New York when he was 14 years old. Most recent prizes were those of the George Enescu International Competition 2014 in Bucharest and the Piano Masters Competition 2015 in Monte Carlo.

He has recorded three CD’s. His 4th (solo) album, containing various ‘Valses’, will be released in 2017. 
A reception with the artist will follow the performance.

The recital and reception are free of charge but reservations are required.

Screening of “Techniques of the Body”
November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Council, 170 East 64th Street

HACF co-sponsored with the Carnegie Council a very special event as Mark Mazower, a member of HACF’s Advisory Council, presented “Techniques of the Body” – a film made from the stories of historian Mr. Mazower and from the artistic perspective of filmmaker Constantine Giannaris. The film explored the memory of war, exile, and massive population movements and asked how we might respond to their impact in the present.

Tenth Annual New York City Greek Film Festival
Sept 29th-Oct 19th 2016, at various locations

For more information please go to nycgreekfilmfestival.com.

View of Jerusalem’s Old City with the Church of the    Holy Sepulchre in the foreground.

Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
March 2, 2016, at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb previewed “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” an international exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this Fall, for which they are co-curators.

In words and images, they brought the city of Jerusalem to life – giving voice to the accounts of medieval visitors and introduced some of the great works of art that will travel to New York from more than 60 institutions worldwide for the exhibition. Special focus was given to works of art testifying to the role of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate as protector of Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. A reception followed the presentation.