Greek Music to Cherish
Callie Kalogerson is a second generation Greek-American. She started playing clarinetin her father Chis Kalogerson's Greek Bandat age 13. Though natives of Minnesota, Callie and Chris heritage is from Arkadia, the center of Peloponnesus, and the Aegean island of Chios. Callie learned to play clarinet by listening to master clarnetists Mamakos, Sevastakis, Karacostas, Gladinis, Halkias, Rassias, etc. She also developed a singing style from recordings of Poly Panou, Rosa Eskinazi, Rena Dalma, Haris Alexiou, Glykeria, and others. As a student of University of Minnesota she studied music in Greece, and went to the island of Crete. In Crete she researched and wroye 'A Profile of Creten Music.' Together with her father and his band, have performed for festivals, conventions, and a variety of events in many areas of the Unied States and Canada.