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May, 2011

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Panayoti Karousos set to music the poem Underground of President Barack Obama

A new song of classical music honored President Barack Obama in Canada.

Panayoti Karousos presented his new works at Concordia University Loyola Campus Chapel the 12 May 2011, featuring a song on the poem "Underground" of the President of the United States of America Barack Obama. Among Obama's song Karousos presented a Divertimento for Cello and Piano and the songs on the poems of Queen Elizabeth I (Written on a Wall at Woodstock), Apollinaire (Automne), and Lord Byron (Maid of Athens). The music was very lyrical and intellectual. Composer Panayoti Karousos, pianist Claudette Denys, mezzo-soprano Johanne Patry and cellist David Bouchard did an excellent work.

For the occasion Panayoti Karousos was honored by Quebec Government with a Certificate of Honor by Deputy Jerry Sklavounos. Panayoti Karousos added Barack Obama's poem to his compositions for the obscure and exotic atmosphere of the lyrics.