UNESCO recognizes Flushing Chamber’s rock opera presentation


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce last week for their cross-cultural presentation of Porphyra’s rock opera “Anna and Vladimir, the Love that Rocked the World.”

The award was given at the announcement of Porphyra’s Queens debut performance on Friday, June 2nd at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 3rd at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The performance will be at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard.

The performance is based on the real life romance between 10th century Byzantine princess Anna Porphyrogenita and Grand Price Vladimir of Kiev. It features Green folk music, belly dancing and theater performances.

“The Chamber is pleased to present this wonderful cross-cultural performance of Anna & Vladimir,” said Taehoon Kim, president of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. “We hope this collaboration with Porphyra will strengthen our relationship between the Greek community and the many New Yorkers from around the world who now live and work in Flushing.”

Tickets are available online at porphyra.eventbrite.com.

Porphyra is also currently accepting amateur musicians from the community interested in performing. For more information, contact Mike Savvas at mike.risko.savvas@gmail.com.

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