A lecture on ancient Greek music was held last week in Brisbane, Australia. The event entitled “Kalomana Lecture” was organized by the Asia Minor Greek Historical Society of Brisbane in conjunction with the Cultural Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George in Brisbane.
Many members of the Greek community attended the lecture while Dr Alfred Vincent was the main speaker of the event. Vincent is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney and Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales.
Music is a subject that always captures our attention. From ancient times till now, Greece has always been a land of music. The Greeks sang and played instruments to accompany everyday activities, such as at religious festivals, social gatherings, in the theater. But our ancestors had no means to make sound recordings.
The talk was illustrated with colored slides and examples of ancient music on CDs. It was held in honor of Maria Tsolakas for her selfless devotion to Asia Minor Refugees.