Stage One Theatre Group Presents

THE ORPHEAN SINGERS in CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS

Francis Guy (conductor), Nadia Itova (piano)

Saturday 14 December 7.30pm

Stage One Theatre Emba Paphos

Tickets: €12 available from choir members

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Part of the 3rd Winter Music Festival presented by Paphos Music Lovers

A programme of carols and songs to get the Christmas Season off to a festive start, containing many of the much-loved familiar numbers heard before. Along with them this year will be a handful of new numbers to add a touch of spice to the evening – John Rutter’s Of A Rose from Magnificat, Mary Did You Know by Lowry and Green, and The Gift by Isaacs and Chilcott, along with a traditional Scottish Christmas lullaby Baloo Lammy. The evergreens Winter Wonderland and Do You Hear What I Hear are included, along with the dreamy melody of Believe from the film The Polar Express. Together with seasonal readings and recitations and a chance to win a raffle prize of a gigantic Christmas Hamper, the evening promises to be full of enjoyment and warmth that will wrap itself around the audience like a comfort blanket, and send them home with renewed anticipation for the dawn of Christmas Day.

Directions: The theatre is located in the main street, Nikolaou Ellina and has no dedicated parking. However, there is permitted parking within a short distance near the Old Church and in the other direction at the Karate Club. STAGE ONE THEATRE, Nikolaou Ellina Street, Emba, Paphos.

CHRISTMAS CAROL AT THE HARBOUR

Wednesday 18 December 6pm

Paphos Harbour

Free entrance

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Carol singing lead by Judith Evans Davies. All welcome.

CELEBRATING BEETHOVEN’S 250th BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

Victoria Mavromoustaki (violin) & Eleni Mavromoustaki (piano)

Thursday 5 January 7.30pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12 Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Works include: Violin and Piano Sonata No3, Op. 12 and Violin and Piano Sonata No10, Op.96.

Cyprus Music Makers present a violin and piano concert, dedicated to L.V. Beethoven.

Eleni Mavromoustaki (piano) has given performances in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Iceland, South Korea, the UK and USA, appearing in venues such as the Megaron in Athens and Thessaloniki, The Rialto Cyprus, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, The Queens Hall Edinburgh and The Seoul Concert Hall. After completing her studies at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Eleni went on to win prizes at the Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, the Mozart International Competition Salzburg, the EU Piano Competition in Prague and the Royal Overseas League Competition. Victoria has made both solo and chamber appearances in Europe, Africa and Middle East and has been on stage at some of the most prestigious venues, including London's Wigmore Hall and The Royal Albert Hall. As a soloist she has performed with several orchestras including the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, and Oxford Philharmonic. She won numerous awards and prizes including, in 1999, a scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music in the UK. She later, went on to study at the Royal College of Music.

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.

CYPRUS AND VIENNA - New Year’s Concert

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra - Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann

Thursday 16 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

Programme:

C. Millöcker: Cyprienne (Polka schnell)

Apollon Kalamenios (CyYSO member): Echolalia [World premiere]

Fr. Schubert: Die Zauberharfe, D 644: Overture

J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus: Overture

Ali Hoca: Kϋçϋk Kıbrıs Sϋiti (Little Cyprus Suites)

J. Lanner: Die Osmanen Waltz, op. 146 New Year’s Galop, op. 61b

L. Anderson: Sleigh ride

J. Strauss Jr.: The Blue Danube Waltz, op. 314

The New Year’s concert in Vienna is traditionally the European quintessential musical event of the New Year. The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra honours the spirit of the Viennese festive tradition with works that convey the magic and joy of this Holiday Season. At the same time, the CySO and maestro Bachmann, will also be tuning into the vibes of Cyprus, performing alongside the energetic and elegant Viennese dances, two very special works by Cypriot composers. Open your hearts and let the wonderful music sweep you away! Supporters: Paphos 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.

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.