Greece’s leading international singer of his generation, George Perris, will be releasing “A Sunset In Greece”, his 3rd Television Special later in 2021.
Filmed at the ancient Temple of Aphaea, George Perris is the first singer in history to perform and film a show inside and on the grounds of an ancient Greek temple. The Temple of Aphaea, located on the island of Aegina, is more than 2,500 years old and was built by Ictinus and Callikrates, the same architects who built the historic, legendary Parthenon at the Acropolis of Athens.
The show, filmed during the magical hour of sunset, captures the stunning metamorphosis of the Greek sky in all its glory. The songs of love, hope & unity will bring the listener to joyful tears. As the colors of the sky change every few minutes, George sings in English, Greek, French and Spanish, creating a breathtaking visual and aural experience. The repertoire features recognizable classic pop songs including Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”, Leonard Bernstein’s “Somewhere” and Abba’s “I Have A Dream” which were specially arranged with a Mediterranean/International feel and will be included on George’s upcoming English album, to be released in 2021. Shots of Aegina and Greece’s incredible natural beauty weave throughout the special and in between songs.
The concert took place under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization which hand picked Perris as ambassador for Greece and a 3 minute segment from the show will be used as Greece’s main promotional tool for tourism in 2021.
Perris’ special guests on the performance are 2 Greek legends:
Tenor Mario Frangoulis & Composer Evanthia Reboutsika
Frangoulis, considered to be one of Greece’s national treasures, has enjoyed a three decade long career and has established himself as a critically and commercially acclaimed recording artist who has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages.
Reboutsika is iconic in her own right, having composed music for many successful films both in Greece and in Europe. She is the recipient of the World Soundtrack Award.
“A Sunset in Greece” is presented by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. The Horatio Alger Association is one of the premiere scholarship organizations in the U.S. and has been since 1947, it is one of the foremost charitable organizations in the world and has provided more than $100 million in scholarships to underprivileged students. Perris shares a special kinship with the organization due to his own humble beginnings and takes pride in partnering with the Association. For his efforts and ongoing support, the Horatio Alger Association has named Perris to the esteemed post of International Ambassador since 2012.