Stratis Minakakis’s Musical Composition The Ships was commissioned by Princeton’s Program in Hellenic Studies on the occasion of its 25th anniversary concert. It is based on the homonymous prose poem by Constantine P. Cavafy.
By: Constantine P. Cavafy
Artistic Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou
Music Composition: Stratis Minakakis
Performers: Kurt Nikkanen (violin), Stratis Minakakis (piano), Yiorgos Adamis (lyre and voice), Lisa Lynch (voice), Elli Papakonstantinou (voice) The Second Instrumental Unit of The Philadelphia Philharmonic, Princeton University: Eliot Gattegno (saxophone), David Fulmer (violin), Brendan Kane (bass), Miranda Sielaff (viola), Aaron Jackson (piano)
McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center, New Jersey, USA
Cosponsored by: Princeton’s University, Program in Hellenic Studies and Princeton’s Department of Music