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The Gypsy In Me

Works by Brahms, Dvorák, de Falla, Montsalvatge, Mechem, Obradors, Rhabani, Bohmler and moreGreek mezzo-soprano Layna Chianakas has performed on the opera stage and in recital throughout the United States and in Europe and Central and South America. Noted for her unconventional and variegated programs, the artist whom the San Jose Mercury News called “Wild of eye and seductive with sense, not stereotype” brings to Old First Concerts an afternoon of fiery allure and enchantment, with songs evocative of the German Gypsy, Spanish Gypsy and Lebanese Gypsy, by composers ranging from Dvorák and Brahms to the Rahbani Brothers.