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Pericles Halkias (1909–2005)

Pericles Halkias (1909–2005)

(p.389) Pericles Halkias (1909–2005)
Greek Music in America
Jim Stoynoff
University Press of Mississippi

Pericles Halkias was a celebrated clarinet player from Epirus, who played in Athens tavernas from the 1930s to the 1950s. After settling in Astoria, NY in 1962, he became the most sought after Epirot clarinetist in New York.In the early 1980s, he formed the Halkias Family Orchestra, which played traditional music for Epirot events. He was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985.

Keywords:   Greek clarinet, Epirus, Halkias Family Orchestra, Greek music, National Heritage Fellowship

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