Orpheus Mediterranean Orchestra

Learn and play music from a variety of Mediterranean countries

The Orpheus Mediterranean Orchestra is an opportunity for symphonic and folk instruments to collaborate and explore Eastern Mediterranean Folk and Classical traditions in an ensemble environment.

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Seeking orchestral and folk instruments including:

  • Violins and Violas
  • Cellos & Basses
  • Woodwinds
  • Student conductors
  • Guitars, Ouds, Bouzoukis, Saz, Kanun, and other folk instruments
  • Percussion – Darbuka, Frame drum

Parts for all levels.  Learn by ear and with written music.


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Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 20th 6:30 – 8:30 pm – OPEN HOUSE & ENROLLMENT
  • Thursdays – 7:30 – 8:30 pm   September 27th – November 15 – REHEARSALS
  • Performance – TBA

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  • $185 for 8 sessions and a performance
  • Ask us about discounts for multiple enrollment for family members, students and music teachers.

How to enroll:

Fill out our Contact Form.

Please email us at Evelynmonzingo@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your place.   Let us know what instrument you play, how long you have been playing, your age, and any other information you would like us to know. Or, just come to the open house on Thursday, September 20th 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Location:

St Isaac Jogues Church

8149 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714


Reserve your place now!   Limited Enrollment

Email:  Evelynmonzingo@gmail.com


18 greece concert.JPGThe Orpheus Mediterranean Orchestra is a student and community orchestra open to all ages and playing levels. Drawing the from folk music of Greece, the Leventine Coast and North Africa, directors George Lawler and Eve Monzingo create arrangements written specifically for orchestra members. Each rehearsal features a new piece and reviews of previous pieces all leading up to a final performance to be announced.


The musical repertoire includes music from Egypt, Greece, the Levantine coast, and North Africa.   This program teaches the folk rhythms and eastern scale modes of the Mediterranean area.

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The teachers, Eve Monzingo and George Lawler have directed the Orpheus music group since 2007, and have also studied and performed a wide variety of music from countries in the Mediterranean area.  Their full artist bios can be found here.

 

 

 


 

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Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society performing folk dances at the Field Museum in Chicago

The Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society, established in 1989, seeks to perpetuate the rich history and traditions of Greek folk dances, songs, and music.  The organization has performed at a wide variety of national and international multicultural events, educational institutions and public venues.   This year they have expanded their music program to include the Mediterranean Orchestra in collaboration with music teachers Eve Monzingo and George Lawler.

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LOCATION:

St Isaac Jogues Church

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8149 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714


8 Sessions and 1 performance, $185

Thursday nights, 7:30 – 8:30

September 27th – November 15th

Performance TBA


Reserve your place now!   Limited Enrollment

Email:  Evelynmonzingo@gmail.com

Please email us at the above address for more information or to reserve your place.   Let us know what instrument you play, how long you have been playing, and any other information you would like us to know.


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Here’s some of our musical inspiration:

 

 

 

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