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Greek Music in America$
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Tina Bucuvalas

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496819703

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.001.0001

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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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