FROM MOZART TO JOPLIN - Music for flute and piano

Father and daughter Peter-Lukas (flute) & Aglaia Graf (piano)

Saturday 18 January 6pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €15 including a drink

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

It is truly special when a legendary musician over 90 years old gives a concert with his young daughter. Peter-Lukas Graf, world-famous as the doyen of flutists, plays a charming program with the successful pianist Aglaia Graf, for one only performance in Cyprus. It begins with Mozart and leads through romantic compositions by Schumann, Grieg and Rachmaninov to French and American pieces by Chaminade and Scott Joplin. After the concert, please join us for your drink in the bar and you will have the opportunity to meet the artists and finish your night with some small presentations by the artists, including flute solo, as a goodnight to the audience. Not to be missed!

Peter-Lukas Graf (flute) is regarded as the doyen of flutists of international reputation. He looks back on a long and diversified musical career. After beginning as an orchestral musician, he established himself as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor through worldwide concert activities. Peter-Lukas Graf was born in Zürich. He studied flute with André Jaunet (Zürich), Marcel Moyse and Roger Cortet (Paris). He was awarded the First Prize as flautist and the Conductors Diploma at the Conservatoire Nationale de Paris. During three years he studied conducting in Munich. Graf won the First Prize at the International Music Contest of the ARD in Munich and the Bablock Prize of the H. Cohen International Music Award in London. The multi-talented musician was appointed the youngest principal flutist at the Winterthur Symphony Orchestra and at the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with additional conducting responsibilities. It followed a period of full time opera and symphonic conducting. At the age of 21 Graf's recording of the Ibert Flute Concerto earned him immediate and overwhelming international recognition. Since then he made concert tours internationally as well as numerous recordings, television- and radio-productions and has performed in many international music festivals. He was a professor at the Basle Music Academy during more than 20 years and still gives master classes internationally. He is documented by an extensive Many LP and CD productions have been produced all over the years. In addition to his concert and teaching activities, he has published several didactic works with the edition Schott. The Academy of Music Krakow (Poland) awarded him the title Doctor honoris causa. From the USA National Flute Association, he receives the Lifetime Achievement Award 2005, while from the Italian Flute Society Falaut he receives the Premio alla Carriera Flauto d’Oro.

Aglaia Graf (piano) played her debut with orchestra at the age of 14 and began her professional musical studies in the class of Adrian Oetiker at the «Hochschule für Musik Basel» in Switzerland. After having received her Master’s in Performance with distinction in 2007, she furthered her studies in Paris and in Vienna. Graf then finished her studies in the class of Ronald Brautigam whilst working intensively with Claudio Martinez-Mehner. She has also appeared in public Masterclasses with Pianists such as: Andràs Schiff, P.Badura-Skoda, Klaus Hellwig, Andzrej Jasinski, Dimitri Bashkirov and Ferenc Rados. Beside her extensive solo career, where Graf performs in festivals such as the Lucerne piano Festival, the Gstaad Festival and the Davos Festival, she also often performs her own compositions around Europe and Russia to great acclaim. Graf has also appeared with more than 25 piano concertos as a soloist with orchestras such as: the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, the Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the South West German Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zhenzhen Orchestra in China, the British National Wind Orchestra and the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra. Aglaia Graf played concerts in many European countries but also in Japan, China and Russia. She has performed in halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Wigmore Hall, the Philharmony in Moscow and in St. Petersburg and the Tonhalle Zürich. She has won many national and international awards, prizes and grants. Among many others, Aglaia was the recipient of the prestigious European Kulturförderpreis. Graf loves to play Chamber Music as well. Alongside her duo with Cellist, Ben Gregor-Smith, she also performs regularly with the Flautist, Peter-Lukas Graf with whom she has toured internationally and recorded the authentic Flute Sonatas by J.S Bach on CD.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

BEETHOVEN CYCLE 1 - Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Cyprien Katsaris (piano), Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann

Tuesday 28 January 8.30pm

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18)

Box Office: Online at www.cyso.org.cy and at the Box Office 2 hours before the concert

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Constantin Papageorgio: Rhapsody for flute & orchestra [World premiere] Soloist: Virginie Bove

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, op. 15

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21

On the occasion of the 250th birthday anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, the CySO will embark on a complete concerts cycle throughout 2020, devoted to the great composer. We inaugurate the Beethoven Cycle with the unsurpassed artistry of the internationally distinguished pianist Cyprien Katsaris as he honours Beethoven’s most classical piano concerto, his first one. Also classical in form but romantic in its musical language, Symphony no. 1 carries traces of Beethoven’s mature style. Our programme is enriched delightfully by an imaginative dialogue between the flute and the orchestra, a piece by Constantin Papageorgio in first performance. With the contribution of Goethe Institute. Supporter: Pafos Municipality.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

SOUNDSCAPES OF THE WORLD - Mestizo Sax Quartet

Monday 3 February 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

S Regev: Layla (World Premiere) Dedicated To Mestizo Quartet

J Rivier: Grave et Presto

J Girotto: Passione in Fuga

M Zarvos arr. J Mora: Memory

G Lago: Selections from Ciudades

R. Peck: Drastic Measures

B. Pigovat arr. for Mestizo Quartet: Jewish Wedding

Mestizo is originally a word from Spanish, which translates to a person of mixed cultural ancestry - perfectly describing this quartet’s global diversity from Israel, Costa Rica, and the United States. Consequently, the Mestizo Sax Quartet is most passionate about integrating music from each of their ethnic musical traditions, as well as playing pieces by composers from their home countries. ‘Soundscapes of the World’ takes the listener on a journey through classical music to ethnic/folk inspired pieces written by composers from all over the world including the styles of klezmer, tango, jazz and more!

The Mestizo Sax Quartet consists of Caroline Leigh Halleck - USA (Soprano Sax), Vered Kreiman - Israel (Alto Sax), Jaime Mora - Costa Rica (Tenor Sax) and Ayala Rollia - Israel (Baritone Sax). Based in Florence, Italy, the Mestizo Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2017 while studying with renowned Italian saxophonist, Marco Albonetti and now holds an active and diverse performing schedule throughout Italy. Most recently, Mestizo took first prize in Italy’s prestigious competition, il Premio Nazionale delle Arti in Messina, Sicilia and will return to Sicily for a concert tour in May 2020. Mestizo has performed concerts in the 62nd ed. Of Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, 2019 Spinacorona Festival in Napoli, LeAltreNote Valtellina Festival in Northern Italy, SetteNoveCento Festival in Rovereto, the International SaxArts Festival in Emilia-Romagna as well as the cities of Rome, Bologna, Cremona, San Marino, Messina, Trento, and Imola. As soloists, Mestizo played the European premiere of David Maslanka's Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble under the baton of Maestro Lorenzo Passerini. Mestizo also holds the special prize for best saxophone quartet and second prize in the chamber music division of the 43rd ed. Concorso di Esecuzione Musicale ‘Francesco Cilea’, first prize in the 11th Concorso Nazionale di esecuzione musicale “Citta di Piove di Sacco”, and was a finalist in the 16th Concorso Internazionale “Luigi Zanuccoli”. As a chamber group, Mestizo has performed in masterclasses and projects with renowned saxophonists Marco Albonetti, Arno Bornkamp, Phillipe Geiss, Russell Peterson, Derek Brown, and pianist Alberto Miodini.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Special Valentines Concert with Darrell Williams

Friday 14 February 7.30pm

Darcy’s Restaurant & Lounge Pegeia Paphos

Tickets: €25 including exquisite 3 course dinner

Reservations: Darcy's Tel: 26936926, Dorothy Tel: 99380182, Facebook: @dorothysevents

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Doors open 6.30pm, dinner 7.30pm, concert 8.30pm

Darrell Williams will bring his eclectic repertoire and of course many love songs for this special day in the year. With a special guest appearance of tenor Stelios Georgiou.

Darrell is from Welsh descendants, and an International classically trained singer. His genre covers a wide spectrum from the early fifties until present day. Not only does he sing, but he is also, an accomplished piano player, he gained his musical training in UK, where he studied piano. His interest in singing, music and performing started at the early age of 8 years. He with the support of his parents, travelled throughout UK performing in various venues and concerts. These opportunities, were mostly at weekend and during holiday periods, he became one of the most sort after performers, gaining a huge following. It was during this time Darrell developed a passion for classical music he decided to train as a classical singer. Since then taking on a career as a solo artist, he hasn't looked back, he has gone from strength to strength. His voice has a perfect tenor range up to falsetto. He delivers each piece with a professional and confident approach. enchanting his audience with his ability to perform musical masterpieces. He has recently had huge success in the theatre production of Jekyll and Hyde, in UK and played to a packed house every performance. The show was highlighted in local press to great acclaim. Some of his greatest inspirations is Rogers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Cole porter Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name a few. Darrell is also influenced by Andrea Bocelli and he includes some of the Maestro's songs in his varied repertoire. We are fortunate to have Darrell in Paphos, to perform and enthral the audiences, keeping our interest and attention completely spell bound, in his performance.

Directions: On the main road from Peyia towards Agios Georgios. DARCY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, St Georges Avenue, Pegiea. Tel: 26936926. Email: darcys2018@gmail.com, Facebook: @donaldcyp. Lots of big shows.

IRONY AND JOY – Beethoven Cycle Continued

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Andri Hadjiandreou (piano), Jens Georg Bachmann (conductor)

Friday 28 February 8.30pm

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18)

Box Office: Online at www.cyso.org.cy and at the Box Office 2 hours before the concert

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

G. Rossini: La scala di seta: Overture

R. Strauss: Burlesque for piano and orchestra in D minor

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93

The tribute of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra to the unparalleled genius of Beethoven continues with his Symphony no. 8, a lighthearted masterpiece containing passages that could even be perceived as musical jokes. This comical angle – irony and joy! – is what connects Beethoven’s symphony with the other two works of this programme: While Rossini’s La scala di seta - an operatic farsa comica - is genuinely comical, Richard Strauss’ Burlesque flirts with the idea of a witty parody of the “serious” concerto genre.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.