As part of its spring events programme The Music School of Preveza invites you to experience and appreciate the piano in a different light…
Sunday 27 March 8:00pm, at the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Preveza (former Oasis), The Music School of Preveza is organizing an event dedicated to the popular piano and the creator of this singular repertoire, Nikos Ordoulidis.
The focal point of the event shall be ‘The rebetiko era’, the first discographical work of The Eastern Piano Project by Nikos Ordoulidis, PhD University of Leeds, School of Music, UK, and Academic Scholar of the Department of Popular and Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Arta.
The position of the piano within classical studies is linked to its emblematic role in the history of Western music, as well as with the respective conservatism that derives from this. An alternative approach, having the present as a pillar, causes therefore, a resurgence of interest in both the pianists and the audience. The Eastern Piano Project focuses on urban popular repertoires, moving on two inter-dependable axes: the creation of a unique pianistic repertoire, and the development of a performance practice, both of which have identifiable characteristics.
The work of Nikos Ordoulidis is presented and discussed by George Kokkonis and Maria Zoubouli, both Assistant Professors of the Department of Popular and Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. The event is to include a concert with pieces from the repertoire of the popular piano with the participation of students of the Department of Popular and Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus and students of The Music School of Preveza.