Founded in 2000 by Christos and Mary Papoutsy, this unique orchestra is thrilling audiences across the New England region.  With its acoustic
sound and repertoire of folk music and traditional favorites, the  orchestra is part of a great tradition of Greek-American music-making. Its members include some of the region's most gifted interpreters of Hellenic and Near Eastern music, as well as new talent.

The orchestra has performed music by such noted Greek composers and performers as Hatzidakis, Theodorakis, Markopoulos, Moschos, Tsitsanis, Dalaras, Alexiou, and Glykeria. The 27-piece orchestra includes violins, bouzoukia, guitars, trumpets, clarinets, flute, accordion, drums, piano, santouri, bass, and vocals. For concerts, concert-dances, and special events, the group offers its signature program, "Kyklos Musikis." Organizations interested in planning events may arrange to receive the ensemble's newly released double CD set with 25 songs at no charge by calling 603-431-9433

Orchestra Members

Performing Members
Christos Papoutsy
Fred Elias
Tom Pappas
Larry Kontos
Nick Koustas
Dr. Edmond Telage
Mikel Papoutsy
Sotirios Zorbas
Steve Marks
George Kaminaris
George Constantelo
Dmitri Gribizis
Richard Papantonis
John Marco
Dennis Karageanis
Jimmy Shahrigian
John Daniels
Robert Herschbach

Guest Performers
Marina Avraam
Katerina Geomelos
Mike Geomelos
Peter Kostopoulos
Richard Papadonis
Andrea Papoutsy
Ross Richardson
Joanna Sfekas-Karvelas

Christos Papoutsy,

Mary Papoutsy,
Administrative Director

Fred Elias, Composer,

Upcoming Performances

Fri., September 28th
Portland, Maine
Center for Cultural Exchange
One Longfellow Square
Portland Maine
Contact: Center's Office
(207) 761-0591

Sat., Sept. 29
Concert 7:30 to 9 pm
Keene Middle School Auditorium
Keene NH
Contact: Church Office
(603) 352-6424

Sat., October 13th

Concert/Dance/Hors d'oeuvres
St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church
500 West Hollis Street
Nashua, NH 
Contact: Church Office
(603) 889-4000

Sat., October 20th
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
(New Community Center)
Drivas Hall, 186 Bradley St.
Saco, ME, 7-12 midnight
Contact: (207) 284-5651
Sun., Nov. 11
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Concord, NH
Contact: Church Office
or John Fanaras
(603) 224-9591

Sat., Nov. 17th
Concert/Greek Hors d'oeuvres/Dance
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Harris and Park Streets
(New Community Center)
Newburyport, MA
Contact: Church Office (978) 465-5757
or President, Ted Mountzuris
(978) 653-8700

All are welcome!

Repository of Hellenic and
Near Eastern Music Records and Scores

The Hellenic and Near Eastern Musical Ensemble Society seeks contributions of old music records and/or musical scores.

The society has plans to create an archival repository of folk music in order to preserve and safeguard these cultural treasures. From these archives they will develop instructional sets of musical scores and CDs which they will make available to musicians and to the general public. Eventually they expect to develop a web site on the Internet from which interested persons may download these tutorial sets.

Persons who wish to donate old record, tape, or sheet music collections will receive full credit for their contributions to this important undertaking. To facilitate and encourage donations of unused collections, the society will underwrite payment for the shipping of collections to its repository. For additional details or to make arrangements for a contribution, please contact Dianne Hopkins at 603-431-7030.