CLASSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE

Stelios Georgiou (tenor), Theodosis Christides, Galina Dimova (piano), Maria Emilia Mantea (soprano), Panos Metemtzhs (tenor), Thompson School of Dance, Clare Hurrell (violin)

Saturday 25 September 7.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €20

Box Office: Dorothy Tel: 99380182, Stelios Tel: 99849520

Ticket Outlets: (cash only) Thompson School Kissonerga, Carmines Pegeia Tel: 26622441, Friends Hospice Charity Shop Polis

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Our programme will be a showcase of talented international musicians and their eclectic repertoire. Joining us in this superb show, we have the Thompson School of Dance the awe inspiring The Greatest Showman in an absolutely, magical performance. Thompson School of Dance will also, dance to tenors Stelios Georgiou and Panos Metemtzis beautiful songs and we'll have duets with the soprano Maria Emilia Mantea. Joining us will be the renowned pianist, Dr. Galina Dimova Georgieva and very talented Clare Hurrell on violin.

All tickets have to be booked prior to the concert, we have listed three convenient outlets on our programme, where you can purchase the tickets, cash only, is recommended. If the worst should happen and we cannot full fill this commitment in September, we will reschedule at a later effective date. The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.

Stelios Georgiou (tenor) was born in 1988 in Limassol, Cyprus. He began his music education in music at the age of eleven with piano, theory and harmony classes with Christina Shiakalli Frantzeskou and singing lessons with Natalia Nord. He was awarded a BMus with Honours in Music & Performance at Kingston University, where he had singing lessons with the renowned baritone Jeffrey Black. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Performance & Opera from the Royal Northern College of Music, under the supervision of baritone Quentin Hays. He has appeared in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton) and The Marriage of Figaro (Basilio). He has also appeared as a soloist in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (RNCM Symphony Chorus) in Manchester and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and BBC Philharmonic) in Leeds. Mr. Georgiou is currently a PhD candidate at the University of West London (London College of Music) in London. Stelios Georgiou is currently teaching voice at various Music Schools across Cyprus: www.steliosgeo.com.

Theodosis Christides (piano) has earned critical acclaim as a composer, recitalist, musical theatre performer, accompanist and chamber musician. He started playing the piano at the age of ten and he holds a first-class honours Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and a Master’s degree in Music Composition taught by Peter Graham and Alan Williams. As a composer, many of his works such as “A Symphony after Rachmaninoff”, “Amorosso Diabolique”, The 9th of July 1821” have been performed by major musicians, orchestras and choirs around Cyprus and the UK. His compositions also include, 12 Transcendental Etudes for solo piano, 3 Classical Sonatas, 1 Piano Concerto, 6 Romantic pieces for Violin and Piano and many pop songs. As a musical theatre performer, he appeared in musicals like “The Phantom of the Opera” as the Phantom, “Jekyll and Hyde” as D. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and “Matilda” the musical as the doctor and Rodolpho. He has a vocal range of four and a half octaves and he is famous for his unusual ability to sing female parts in female registers. He currently teaches the piano, works as a musical theatre performer and he is the conductor of the Sine Nomine choir in Tala and the accompanist of the Aris choir in Cyprus.

Galina Dimova (piano) was born in Chirpan, Bulgaria. She graduated from The Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv with a distinction, obtaining an M.A. in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy. In addition, Galina has a PhD on the piano compositions of the Cypriot pianist and composer Nicolas Economou. She has made multiple publications in Bulgarian, as well as in English. Galina also collaborated with video artist Yiannos Economou as a composer and performer.She plays extensively both as a soloist and as an accompanist and has an unusually wide repertoire, ranging from Baroque all the way up to contemporary music. Galina is the Head of Music at The International School of Paphos and teaches piano at Paphos Music Lyceum.

Maria Emilia Mantea (soprano) was born in Romania and has lived in Paphos from an early age. At her current age of 15 years, she brings a maturity in her voice that few can surpass. Her inspiration comes from one of the greatest, sopranos Maria Callas. Maria Emilia, has an amazing vocal range and undoubtedly, an up-and-coming future, as a superb sopranoon operatic stages. She began her music education at the age of 6 years old and at 11 she was awarded a scholarship from the Cyprus government to study in Paphos Music School, where she is having singing lessons with the tenor Stelios Georgiou.Also, Maria Emilia, is having piano lessons with Gergana Georgieva, Music theory lessons and Musical Theatre with the soprano Margarita Elia. She sings with various choirs, but today’s concert will be her debut as a soloist.

Panos Metemtzhs (tenor) is from Thessaloniki, Greece. He came to work in the hospitality in Paphos 4 years ago. Loved Cyprus and the people, so decided to make it his home. He discovered his singing voice, at a later stage than some, at the age of 17 years. Thus, he decided to cultivate more of his talent. Mr. Metemtzis after much searching found the tenor Stelios Georgiou where he is currently his mentor and coach. Panos Metemtzi’s inspiration and adoration of this genre of music comes from the Maestro, Luciano Pavorotti. His passion for this music is motivation for him, to continue with his studies and bring this genre to the younger generation.

The Thompson School of Dance and Performing Arts is based in Kissonerga, Paphos. Greece Got Talent Finalists 2018, Dance World Cup Finals 2018. An award-winning school offering a variety of classes for all ages including Ballet, Modern, Tap Dance, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Gymnastics Musical Theatre, Drama, Singing, Cheerleading. Examinations taken with ISTD, BBO Dance, Lamda 100 pass rate of all examinations taken. www.thompsondance.com.

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.

PIAZZOLLA CENTENARY GALA CONCERT

Vasilios Avraam (guitar), Fotis Mousoulides (accordion),

Prometheas String Quartet

Saturday 9 October 7pm

Annabelle Hotel Paphos

Tickets: €25 including cocktail and canapés reception after the concert

Box Office: Tel: 96573937

Online Ticket Sales: www.tickethour.com

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Sponsored by The Cyprus German Business Association, Korantina Homes, Aristo Developers, Michael Kyprianou Advocates and Legal Consultants. Organised by Paphos Music Lovers. Supported by Annabelle Hotel

Paphos Music Lovers presents a very special event honouring the King of Tango, Astor Piazzolla. The legendary Argentinian composer was born on 11 March 1921, so 2021 is the 100th anniversary of his birth. We celebrate with a gala concert of his masterpieces, including the famous Libertango, in the elegant Annabelle Hotel ballroom, followed by a cocktail and canapés reception.

Programme:

Guitar and String Quartet: Asleep, Milonga del Angel, Libertango

Accordion and String Quartet: Loving, Anxiety, Fear

Double Concerto for Guitar, Accordion (Bandoneon) and String Quartet

Musicians:

Vasilios Avraam (guitar), Fotis Mousoulides (accordion) and the Prometheas String Quartet: Nicos Pittas (violin), Iraklis Mitellas (violin), Nicolas Papageorgiou (viola) and Miranda Papanekleous (cello). Both soloists are doctors of music and the string players are members of Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. All have extensive training, qualifications and experience. The musical ensemble is directed by Dr Vasilios Avraam.

Directions: The hotel is located right on the seafront in the centre of the tourist strip, up from the harbour. The harbour area has ample free parking. There is limited parking on site and on the street, plus a car park charging €2 opposite the Imperial Chinese restaurant a short distance away. ANNABELLE HOTEL, Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos. Tel: 26885000. Email: annabelle@thanoshotels.com. www.annabelle.com.cy.

PREMIERE 1

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Savvas Lagou (violin), conductor: Alkis Baltas

Friday 15 October 8.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: Stalls Premium Seats: €18 / €14 (concession), Stalls Regular Seats: €13 / €10 (concession), Balcony: €8 / €6 (concession)

Box Office: Online at www.cyso.org.cy and at the box office before the concert if no restrictive measures apply

Information: Tel: 22463144, www.cyso.org.cy, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Joseph Haydn: Overture in D major, Hob.la:7

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216

Alkis Baltas: Triptychon (Cyprus premiere)

Igor Stravinsky: Suites No. 1 & 2

Α musical encounter of our honorary conductor Alkis Baltas with both, the CySO and Savvas Lagou, one of its violinists and the featured soloist in Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto. Distinctive for its gracefully ornate solo writing, especially in the cadenzas, this lightly orchestrated concerto is one of the five that Mozart wrote during his lifetime, all composed in 1775 at the early age of 19. Our concert opens with yet another classical delight: Joseph Haydn’s exquisitely vivacious and lyrical Overture in D major, written two years later in 1777. Triptychon by Alkis Baltas will be receiving its Cyprus premiere in this programme. Commissioned in 1978 by a German company, it was premiered in Berlin the same year, by an orchestra consisting of members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the direction of the composer. It is distinguished for its use of contrapuntal techniques within a more contemporary style. Τhe Suite no. 2 is one of the earliest examples of Stravinsky's emerging neoclassical tendencies and ranks among his lightest and most amusing works.

Supporters: Larnaka Municipality, Pafos Municipality. Season Tickets available. Concessions available to: Students, soldiers, pensioners, large and five-member families on presentation of ID. Free Entrance for people with disabilities.

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.