3 SAT 17:00 (50’)
Orchestra 4All 3 - Peter and the Wolf - Family Concerts
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev created the adventurous musical story Peter and the Wolf in which the instruments of the orchestra “recount” the tale in a unique musical manner, representing the protagonists: little Peter, a bird, a duck, a cat, Peter’s grandfather and a wolf that lurks in the forest!
Come along to meet the joyful and bold strings, a chirping flute, an oboe gliding on the water, a clarinet leaping nimbly on the grass, a slowly walking bassoon with a frown on its face, the menacing horns and the banging timpani!
Maestro Francis Nectarios Guy conducts the orchestra and actor Petros Georkadjis narrates the story.
Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf, op. 67
Petros Georkadjis: narrator
Francis Nectarios Guy: conductor
Supporters: Pafos Municipality, Rialto Theatre, Larnaca Municipality.
7 WED 20:30 (100’)
Yiannis Spanos - I Will Remember You
The songs of Yiannis Spanos are the very structure of a complete concert with a beginning, middle and end.
In this tribute, a wide repertoire will be heard, starting with his “classic” pieces, moving on to the New Wave repertoire, to excerpts from the three “Anthologies”, with the first part ending with his popular hits.
In any tribute to Spanos, one cannot omit his popular compositions, the hits made by Bithikotsis, Dalaras, Moscholiou, Poulopoulos, Parios, Alexiou, Kokotas and Violaris.
The songs of Yiannis Spanos are written for all of us and have certainly accompanied us in some of our personal moments.
Singer: Penny Xenaki.
With the participation of: Elena Giannakou & Christos Sialis.
Piano/orchestration: Konstantinos Zorpas with a six-member orchestra.
Organised by: Michalis Pourgouridis
10 SAT 20:30 (100’)
Venus in Fur
Solo for Three Theatre Group
Solo for Three Theatre Group presents Davis Ives’s Venus in Fur.
A funny, erotic drama raising questions about the power of gender roles and the nature of sexual desire.
Direction: Maria Mannaridou – Karsera.
11 SUN 19:00 (105’)
Piano Recital – Martino Tirimo
Regarded by both critics and fellow artists as one of today’s most distinguished musicians, Martino Tirimo will present some of the greatest works of the classical repertoire: Beethoven’s 7 Ländlerische Tänze WoO11 and Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111. Schumann’s Fantasy in C major Op.17 and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.12.
The Daily Telegraph has characterized him as “a pianist of vision” and “an inspiring poet of the piano” and ‘Musical Opinion’ described him as “a true giant of the keyboard”. In Music and Vision, critic Bill Newman simply wrote: “Tirimo's playing belongs to a past generation of 'greats'. Listening to him, I conjure up aural images of Solomon, Arrau, Kempff, Schnabel and Rubinstein. Throughout the evening, one was consistently aware that this supreme musician placed himself entirely at the service of the composer.”
15 THU 20:30 (80’)
To the very edges, to the ends of the world
A live concert dedicated to the Acritic songs and fables of Cyprus.
The Cypriot dialect, a distinct and integral part of the Greek language, forms the centrepiece of a unique musical spectacle that brings the chronicles of the Akritai to life through enchanting shadow puppet theatre.
A formidable Saracen emerges on stage, casting a looming shadow that instils fear and dread throughout Cyprus. Konstantas must face him down and liberate the island. A colossal Kraken holds the wells and springs of Cyprus captive. Konstantas is summoned once again to banish the fearsome monster. Finally, an elegy for the brother who sings of his oath to defy death so that his mother and sister reunite.
Artistic direction and puppet designs: Andy Bargilly
Shadow play performed by: Pambos Charalambous
Lighting: Karolina Spyrou
Singers: Yiannis Dionysiou, Katerina Paraschou, Paris Paraschou
The composer conducts a seven-piece orchestra.
21 WED 20:30 (60’)
Cypriot Music Re… Visited
A different sonic dialogue by Quintus Ensemble and the ChamberFusion String Quintet that aims to offer a musical journey across the Cypriot traditional music under the orchestration of Neoklis Neofytidis and Vasos Argyrides.
Works of the rich musical tradition of Cyprus, as well as contemporary works by Cypriot composers, are all captured in the wind and string sounds and sensations of today. The artists come together on stage and create a unique performance with the dynamic sound of the wind instruments merging with the melodic sound of the strings creating an enchanting musical krama.
Singing interventions: Tefkros Neocleous and Anna Aristidou
Constantinos Terlikkas created the digital backdrop.
24 SAT 20:30 (120’)
Yiannis Kotsiras - Parathyro sto Apiro (A Window to Infinity)
Popular and much-loved Greek singer Yiannis Kotsiras and his orchestra, consisting of exceptional instrumentalists and fellow musicians, will present a repertoire combining Kotsiras’ older hits with more recent releases. The ensemble will also perform Parathyro sto Apiro (A Window to Infinity), a new song cycle produced by Kotsiras himself and composed by Manolis Androulidakis, featuring poems and lyrics written by Alkis Alkeos, orchestrated by Alexandros Livitsanos. The album will be launched by EMI in the current year.
A genuinely entertaining music programme with references to the Greek laïko song.
Keys/Orchestration: Akis Katsoupakis
Bouzouki: Vangelis Machairas
Guitars: Costas Michalos
Drums: Iraklis Pachidis
Bass: Yiannis Playiannakos
Voice/Violin: Dimitra Boulouzou
Sound: Lambros Bounas, Stratis Karadimitrakis
Lighting: Manolis Bratsis
Photographer: Aris Georgiou
Poster designed by: Maturin
Production management: Menta Art Events
27-28 TUE, WED 20:30 (95’)
Drama International Short Film Festival on the Road
The awarded Greek short films of Drama International Short Film Festival travel to dozens of destinations every year, including the cities of Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Pafos. The screenings are co-organised by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture of the Deputy Ministry of Culture, the Rialto Theatre and DISFF, in collaboration with the Friends of Cinema Society Nicosia, Pafos House of Arts and Letters, Larnaca Cinema Society and Limassol Cine Club.
The following films will be screened:
Light of Light (Neritan Zinxhiria)
Aerolin (Alexis Koukias-Pantelis)
Crossing (Aineias Tsamatis, Katerina Mavrogeorgi)
Midnight Skin (Manolis Mavris)
Buffer Zone (Savvas Stavrou)
The parade (Michalis Galanopoulos)
Good Girls Club: A Virginity Odyssey (Lida Vartzioti, Dimitris Tsakaleas)
A Piece of Liberty (Antigoni Kapaka)
Arizones (Giorgos Iliopoulos).
With English subtitles.