Elly Paspala and Takis Farazis
ACS Athens |

“Rainbows, Moons and Bicycles”

-A night of (mostly) American song-

Elly Paspala and Takis Farazis

at the

Theatre at ACS Athens

In support of its mission to promote Greek – American cultural exchange, the Institute for Innovation and Creativity and the Theater at ACS announce a night of mostly American song by two outstanding artists. The concert is scheduled as part of the IIC/Theater’s American Festival 2012 program.

Singer Elly Paspala and composer/pianist Takis Farazis pay tribute to brilliant American (but not only!) songwriters. The passionate and often haunting voice of New York – born Elly Paspala, accompanied by the dynamic expressiveness of Takis Farazis on the piano, remind us of unforgettable and beloved songs like Somewhere over the Rainbow and Moon River. Songs written by George Gershwin, Tom Waits, Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen are performed alongside songs written by a younger generation represented by Rufus Wainright and Jamie Cullum. The show will include two songs by Greek songwriters Panayiotis Kalantzopoulos (Summertime in Prague) and Monika (Bloody sth).

The performance inaugurates the Dr. John Dorbis Memorial Scholarship fund. Dr. John Dorbis joined ACS Athens as teacher of French. He led the school as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools for a total of 35 years, retiring in 2004. Among his many distinctions was his recognition as “Superintendent of the Year, Overseas, 1992” bestowed by the American Association of School Administrators.  Dr. Dorbis devoted his life to ACS Athens and its students for over 45 years.  He was an innovator in education, and as such always looked to bring ACS Athens to the next level of excellence.  He was a beloved and respected mentor to many students, faculty members, and administrators.

The Dr. Dorbis Scholarship Program has been instituted in memory of this great man and educator and as a means of promoting his legacy by honoring graduating seniors who embody Dr. Dorbis’ commitment to fostering a love of learning, civil and civilized discourse, and exemplary, ethical leadership.

Join us for an evening of beautiful, heart-warming music as performed by two extraordinary artists.

The Theater at ACS, Ag. Paraskevis 129 and Kazantzaki, Halandri
Metro Station: Ag. Paraskevi
Date:  Saturday, March 31, 2012, 9 pm
Tickets:  12 €
Tickets available at:, 211-9552300, Public stores, Forthnet shops.

Tickets also available at The Theatre at ACS on the evening of the performance.

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