Lyons Announces Sponsorship of “Aoratos” Debut Concert

Lyons Mortgage Services is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the October 7th concert “Aoratos” (“invisible”), which marks the debut CD release of new works showcasing poetry by Greek literary legend Manos Eleftheriou and music penned by composer Pericles Kanaris.

International musicians from Greece and the US will come together in New York for a one-night-only performance at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

“We are dedicated to supporting the arts and the community, and we are delighted to be sponsoring this very special event,” said George Sophocleous, Chairman of Lyons Mortgage Services. “Pericles Kanaris is one of the young composers whose music can touch people’s hearts and souls in a unique way. I believe he truly conveys the magic of music.”

Greek vocalists Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Kostas Makedonas, Rita Antonopoulou, Lamprini Karakosta and cellist/Cretan lyra player Yiorgos Kaloudis join forces in the album with artists from all over the world, among them Grammy award winners Neil Dorfsman, John Benitez and Shane Shanahan. Armenian-American percussionist Ara Dinkjian, who has collaborated with Greek music stars including Lina Nikolakopoulou and Eleftheria Arvanitaki, is also featured playing the oud. The album’s artwork was created by internationally acclaimed artist Lydia Venieri.

Pericle Kanaris with Manos Eleutheriou

Speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Manos Eleftheriou said, “It is a great honor for me, as an old timer, to see my poetry being set to music by a much younger composer such as Pericles Kanaris.”

Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Neil Dorfsman who mixed “Aoratos” said, “I was intrigued from the start; loving the idea of merging seemingly disparate elements into something new, emotional and relevant. The idea of taking this incredible poetry and framing it in a varied and contemporary setting really appealed to me. As I told Pericles, the more I worked on it the more I admired his spiritual vision.”

Tickets are available at or by calling 212-220-1460.


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