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Premiere 3

We kick off the New Year with CySO’s Honourary Conductor Alkis Baltas on the podium to present a truly inspiring programme with music from the latter part of the 20th century.


Nicolas Economou: Four pieces from Childhood Whims (orch.: Alkis Baltas)

Paul Hindemith: The Four Temperaments for solo piano and strings

Alkis Baltas: Music for Youth

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus “Concerto for birds and orchestra”, op. 61

(Cyprus Premiere)

Estimated duration: 90´-110΄

Vicky Stylianou piano

Alkis Baltas conductor

Nicolas Economou, besides being a superb pianist, he was also a gifted composer. The orchestra proudly presents four of the pieces from his solo piano etudes titled Childhood Whims, orchestrated especially for this programme by Alkis Baltas. 

The Four Temperaments by Paul Hindemith is known both as a concert piece as well as music for a neoclassical ballet commissioned and choreographed by George Balanchine for the Ballet Society in New York. Pianist Vicky Stylianou will be the soloist in this gem. 

Alkis Baltas describes his piece Music for Youth as “a composition addressed to those who always maintain a youthful temperament, regardless of their age!”

The highlight of the evening will surely be Cantus Arcticus or “Concerto for birds and orchestra” by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, which will receive its Cyprus premiere. It is a highly original and evocative work that incorporates the recorded song of birds from the Arctic Circle. 

Supporters: Rialto Theatre, Pafos Municipality 

Ticket prices:

Zone Α: €18 / €14 (concession) 

Zone Β: €13 / €10 (concession) 

Concession tickets are available to

Students, soldiers, pensioners, and large and five-member families on presentation of ID.

Free Entrance for people with disabilities.  

Ticket presales:

Lemesos: Thursday 18 January 2024 - Rialto Theatre, 20:30

Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Heroes Square, 3040 Lemesos, 77777745): 

Online at, at the Box Office, Mon-Fri: 10:00-15:00 and 1 hr before the concert. 

Information: 22 463144,

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