Landmark graduate in the running to bring the history of Balkan music to the Lyric Opera

Joe Kirin1Landmark graduate Joe Kirin is a member of an Eastern European Tamburitza group called the (KGB) Kirin Gornick Band who are in a competition with other groups to have their musical story become a fully-staged musical production. The Lyric Opera of Chicago—Chicago Voices, is presenting an extraordinary new initiative that celebrates the stories of Chicago communities and explores Chicago’s vocal traditions. The finale will be held on September 24th at the Harris Theater in Chicago when the musical productions come to fruition.

Voting is currently open to select the top three winners. If Kirin-Gornick Band obtains enough votes they will have the opportunity to turn their rich Balkan musical history into a musical production.

Please watch the video promo and consider giving your vote to Joe and his colleagues and help make a dream become a reality. You can vote once every 24 hours until voting closes at the end of day on Sunday May 1st.

Here is the link to view the video and vote. Look for ‘Kirin Gornick Band’.


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