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Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, Festival of the Muses. June 19 - 20, 2020 celebrates contemporary re-imaginings of ancient Greek culture. 


Live Streamed on YouTube through Zoom, and recorded for CHS...


Saturday, June 20 2:00-3:30pm ET, I will give a live-streamed performance & discussion about my compositions & music! 


‪Here’s a bit about Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic (Greek) Studies. https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/1387.who-we-are


‪It’s a big honor. I’ll be a featured presenter in one of the 4 live-streamed sessions of the

2-day Festival of the Muses!


The panel for the discussion includes Armand D’Angour (Classics Professor at Oxford University), Angelo Meriani (President of MOISA International Society for Greek and Roman music), Maria Xanthou (Classics Professor at Hellenic Open University), Andromache Karanika (Classics Chair at UC Irvine and TAPA editor), Nikos Xanthoulis (Artistic Consultant at Greek National Opera), and the Koumartzis Family (Seikilo Cultural Museum, makers of replica Ancient Greek instruments). 


Bettina Joy de Guzman

“Sing Goddess and Queen, Muse” (Ancient Greek Music performance). Paulo Quintela Theatre, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Coimbra University. 5:30-6:30

Plenary Session 3, June 28, Friday. 

As the third and final Plenary Speaker in Celtic Conference in Classics, June 26-29 2019, Bettina Joy de Guzman performs Ancient Greek lyrics she has set to music on reconstructed lyre. The songs, as well as her poem “Lullabye of Thetis” center around the feminine characters of the Trojan War, especially that of Thetis, goddess of the sea, and mother of Achilles.


https://www.celticconferencesinclassics2019.com/conference-particulars


https://www.celticconferencesinclassics2019.com/




  • Epitaph of Seikilos— the oldest complete lyrics with Ancient Greek musical mutations, so far found— arranged by Nikos Xanthoulis. Ancient Greek. 

  • Sappho fragment, Δεδυκε μεν α Σελάνα (The Moon Has Set), music by Nikos Xanthoulis. Ancient Greek.

  • Cosmogony, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Composed and performed by Bettina Joy de Guzman, accompanied by Nikos Xanthoulis on lyra. Latin.