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Six sensation Summer Sounds Concerts June 2019

Dear Members and Volunteers

Summer Sounds - President's Report 1/7/19

I am still away off island for seven more weeks and would like to thank Derek, Lynn and Geoff on the Board and all the Members and Volunteers for keeping our dream going and growing! We take a two-month break in the concert schedule now and will return at the start of September with the World Music Festival, to be launched in early August. See you then!

In the meantime, here is a short report on the Summer Sounds series.

Six super shows comprised our Summer Sounds Series to round off our stunning first season.

Friday 7 June 7pm: Kaela Santosh (voice) and Costas (sax) played a great pop set at Palia iLektriki Restaurant, organised by and in aid of Paphos Kidney Association with 81 guests and a welcome contribution to the charities’ funds. PML had no financial involvement and simply assisted this worthy cause.

Saturday 15 June 8pm: Blues legends The Zilla Project and new band The Cover Up ft. Celia Stavri got the crowd of 200 on their feet at Tala Amphitheatre, organised by Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club, in aid of Margarita Liasidou Foundation with almost €4,000 raised. PML was delighted to assist, with no financial involvement.

Friday 21 June 8pm: The Ian G Trio played some fantastic jazz and Blues at new venue to us, the Kissonerga Amphitheatre, with 65 guests, revenue of €253.48 from exit donations, €300 costs and a €46.52 deficit.

Saturday 22 June 7pm: Paphos Big Band & DJ Moses did a great job playing all the favourite film themes at Darcy’s Pegeia with 103 guests which was not enough to cover costs, so we had a €950 deficit, whilst the Kidney Association raffle raised €400.

Friday 28 June 8pm: Zara Jealous (flute), Tina Chester (soprano), Ivelina Rousseva (piano) and Gurhan Nuray (cello), performed a superb classical recital at La Scala De Paphos with 27 guests, €324 revenue, €610 costs and a deficit of €286.

Saturday 29 June 7pm: The Papageorgio String Quartet performed a superb set of film classics after a delicious meal at the lovely Palia iLektriki Restaurant with 54 guests, the CPSG raffle raised €270 and, due to a private donation to cover the cost of the artistes, a surplus of €510.

TOTAL FOR SERIES: 530 guests, €773 deficit.

In conclusion, I would say everyone agrees Summer Sounds was an artistic success with we experienced some challenges to do with planning, management, marketing, communication, audience generation, pricing, costs and revenue. Our aim is to break-even on each concert but with some events this has not been possible and this is why we will need to work harder to generate revenue from other sources, such as private donations, commercial sponsorship and government funding. No doubt we will continue to address all of these matters in the coming months.

Here below is the full list of our first 35 events in the eight-month season November - June. This is an astonishing achievement for the first ten months of a brand-new non-profit I’d say - well done everyone! We turned over a total of just under €22,500, made up of about €13,700 in ticket revenue, €4,500 in donations, €3,750 in sponsorship and €500 in membership fees, leaving a surplus of just over €3,000 to underwrite our next concert series starting in September.

PAPHOS MUSIC LOVERS CULTURAL ASSOCIATION FIRST SEASON 2018/19

2018

Winter Music Festival

Tuesday 13 November 8pm, Sorin Alexandru Horlea (violin, viola) and Savvas Lagou (violin), Technopolis 20.

Tuesday 20 November 6pm, Paul Timmins (orgain), Ayias Kyriaki Church.

Thursday 29 November 8pm, Natalia Lezedova (piano) and Anastasia Maximova (mezzo soprano), School of Music Arts.

Wednesday 12 December 6pm, Andreas Constantinou (violin), Natalia Lezedova, Andrew Hogbin and Maxim Kindyakov (piano), Tina Chester and Anna Senkova (soprano), Blue Jar (jazz duo), Coral Bay Dancers and Harmony Choir, Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Thursday 13 December 8pm, George Georgiou (clarinet), Gergana Georgieva (piano), Technopolis 20.

Monday 17 December 3pm, Tina Chester (soprano) and Ivelina Rouseva (piano), Technopolis 20.

6 events

2019

NewYear/FreshJazz

Friday 4 January 8pm, Carmen Ghian (voice) and Polis Charalambous (piano, guitar), Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Tuesday 8 January 8pm, George Bizios (electric guitar), Andreas Rodosthenous (bass) and Stelios Xydias (drums), Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Sunday 13 January 6pm, Vanessa Megalemou (voice) and Andreas Michalopoulos (piano), Darcy’s Pegeia.

Sunday 20 January 6pm, The Power Of The Jazz Trio, Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Wednesday 30 January 7pm, Blue Jar (jazz duo), Anavargos Tavern.

Sunday 10 February 6pm, Trio Frisson, Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Sunday 17 February 6pm, Christina Doxa (vocals) Alexis Kasinos (guitar) and Kostas Challoumas (bass), Darcy’s Pegeia.

Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Antreas Yerolatsitis (guitar) and Christos Yerolatsitis (Wurlitzer piano), Ananas 8bit Coffee.

Friday 1 March 7.30pm, Paphos Big Band, Ian G Trio & DJ Moses, Pentaras Hall.

9 events

Bach Birthday Festival

Monday 4 March 6pm, Paul Timmins (organ), Agia Kyriaki Church.

Tuesday 5 March 8pm, Klaus Storm (oboe / oboe d‘amore) and Lukas Maschke (piano), La Scala De Paphos.

Thursday 14 March 6pm, Anna Kulikova (harp), Carpe Diem Lounge.

Saturday 16 March 8pm, Virginie Bove (flute), Constantin Papageorgio, George Georgiou (violin), Estelle Sossa (viola), Miranda Papaneocleous (cello), Nicos Ioannou (double bass), Galina Dimova (harpsichord), La Scala De Paphos.

Sunday 17 March 5pm, Student Concert, Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou.

Thursday 21 March 1pm, Bach birthday lunch with Master Chef George Halkides and speaker Andrew Oliver, Monkfish Restaurant Kissonerga.

Thursday 21 March 5pm, 65 Cushions Exhibition by Christiane Liedtke, Technopolis 20.

Sunday 24 March 7.30pm, Paphos Aphrodite Guitar Quartet - Polis Charalambous, Dimitris Charalambous, Thrasos Thrasivoulos and Dimitris Efstathiou (guitar), La Scala De Paphos, organised by Polis Charalambous.

Tuesday 26 March 7.30pm, Andreas Constantinou, Yiotalina Sofocleous (violin) and Natalia Lezedova (piano), Technopolis 20.

Sunday 31 March 7.30pm, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, film screening and Festival after party, Ananas 8Bit Coffee.

10 events

Spring Music Festival

Sunday 21 April 6pm, Polis Charalambous (guitar), Coral Star Pegeia.

Monday 29 April 7.30pm, Tina Chester (soprano), Klaus Storm (oboe) and Natalia Lezedova (piano), Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou.

Thursday 2 May 7.30pm, Vanessa Megalemou (voice), Andreas Michalopoulos (piano) and The Ergo Sum Vocal Ensemble, La Scala De Paphos.

Saturday 11 May 1pm, Droushia Dixie Seven and DJ Moses, Darcy’s Pegeia.

4 events

Summer Sounds

Friday 7 June 7pm, Kaela Santosh (voice) & Costas (sax), Palia iLektriki Restaurant, organised by and in aid of Paphos Kidney Association.

Saturday 15 June 8pm, The Zilla Project and The Cover Up ft. Celia Stavri, Tala Amphitheatre, organised by Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club, in aid of the Margarita Liasidou Foundation.

Friday 21 June 8pm, Ian G Trio, Kissonerga Amphitheatre.

Saturday 22 June 7pm, Paphos Big Band and DJ Moses, Darcy’s Pegeia.

Friday 28 June 8pm, Zara Jealous (flute), Tina Chester (soprano), Ivelina Rousseva (piano) and Gurhan Nuray (cello), La Scala De Paphos.

Saturday 29 June 7pm, Papageorgio String Quartet, Palia iLektriki Restaurant.

6 events

TOTAL: 35 events 

Happy Holidays!

Andrew Oliver

President, Paphos Music Lovers Cultural Association

Minutes of PML Open Meeting at Palia ILektriki

Monday 13th May 2019 at 5pm

Attendees: Board - Derek Towner (VP & Chair): Lynn Grierson (Treasurer) Members - Alf and Marilyn Oldman Volunteers - Linda Maidment : Jill Ward: Tina Chester: Maggie Wright: Anthea Garrod: Ute Georgiades: Maureen Finch Supporters: Jenny & Bill Barras: Apologies - Andrew Oliver (President): Geoff Greavey (Secretary): Marion Lewis (Volunteer)

Derek used the President's Spring Report (which was excellent and everyone had had the chance to read in advance) as the basis for the meeting and quickly read out the recent events to which there were no significant comments.

Derek then read each upcoming event and invited further volunteers to fill in the gaps which were partially filled as follows: Fri 7th June - M&G - none forthcoming Sat 15th June - M&G - Maggie Anthea & Lynn - none more Fri 21st June - Cashier - Lynn : M&G - Ute and now Maureen Finch also Fri 28th June - Organiser - Derek: M&G - Jill and now Maureen Finch also Derek then went on to the Bookmark distribution volunteers: Lynn agreed to take bookmarks to Technopolis for all their events and ask them to hand out. Anyone attending any Technopolis events was requested to assist as required please.

Specific Events where someone would be attending Thur 23rd May - Tina Sun 26th May - Ute Sun 9th June - Allen (by email) Thurs 13th June - Tina Fri 14th June (CSO) - Ute Fri 14th June (Harmony Choir) - Maggie Sat 15th June - Allen (by email)

Treasurers Report: Lynn read out the spend categories and amounts spent to date off the current Excel (XL) report and summarised by saying: “We have €5049.28 in the bank plus a further €151.50 in cash totalling €5200.78. Our Forward Liabilities up to 29th June 2019 are €4350.00 excl expenses (this is simply our committed costs to venues and artists with no account of projected income from bookings)” A short discussion then ensued before Derek thanked Lynn for all her hard work.

Any Other Business: Derek thanked everyone for coming to the meeting and to everyone involved with PML whether present or not for their help and support to date. He also thanked Andrew for all his efforts without which PML would clearly not exist. The meeting then opened for AOB and there was some healthy discussion on many aspects - in summary as follows

• It was suggested we would benefit from a check list to determine Venue suitability - Jenny kindly offered to make a start

• Derek requested that everyone explore possible sites/venues that would allow more of our posters to be put up so we could extend our coverage of the number of outlets. Any found please notify Keith (keith.mcewen@sky.com) asap as there are some spare posters for 22nd June and 29th June available to put up

• Lynn requested help with XL and Linda M offered which was accepted. Alf also said he was available if required to give advice.

• Lynn then said we will need an auditor to audit the accounts. Alf replied that although he was qualified he did not think it appropriate that he get involved being part of the organisation.

• Derek proposed we need to seek out more Volunteers as it appeared that several existing ones were no longer active.

• Derek also explained that in accordance with the Constitution there would be an AGM in due course at which everyone is entitled to attend but only Members are entitled to vote - NB: We currently already have the minimum number of members required by the constitution, although anyone who really wants to could also become a Member if they so wish.

• Simons resignation from the board was mentioned and Derek said we will need to co-opt a replacement to the board which would be addressed at our next Board meeting.

• Feedback from "Have your Say" was mentioned and Derek said there were no formal minutes as yet but it would again be discussed at the next board meeting

• The subject of the need for Greater Financial Controls was raised in the meeting but discussed further separately outside the meeting - see note below endorsed by Alf

• On the question of sponsorship Derek requested anyone with any Proposals for potential sponsors please email him to ensure PMLs efforts were fully coordinated.

• Maggie reported she had made enquiries re the PML flag/banner and was hoping to hear something soon.

• The subject of proof reading was also raised and Maggie and Anthea kindly volunteered to proof-read in future.

Derek then thanked everyone again for their constructive comments and suggestions The meeting closed at 5.30pm and a few stayed on for a meal Post Meeting

Note: The subject of Financial Control was raised during the meeting and discussion continued separately after the meeting with Alf - it was felt that we need greater controls particularly with regard to future projections - this also came up in "Have your Say" and will be discussed further at the next Board meeting together with getting Board approval before committing to large costs/potential losses of future concerts. It was also suggested that perhaps to assist this process, Bookers fill in a standard form (to be developed) in order to decide if board approval would be needed and to assist in producing future projections. Alf has subsequently confirmed his endorsement to the above as a true record of the discussion.

 

The Spring Music Festival April & May 2019

The President’s Spring Report – 12/5/19

Dear Members and Volunteers I am away for three months from Wednesday, so I leave you with a little report on our recent activities and future plans, wish you a great summer and leave you in the very capable hands of Vice President Derek and the Board, Bookers and Organisers. Enjoy! Please contact: DEREK TOWNER, Email: derekincyprus@gmail.com. Tel: 99078018.

SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL REPORT

Excellent music and excellent volunteers, thanks to all!

Sunday 21 April 6pm, GUITAR UNLIMITED with Polis Charalambous, Coral Star Pegeia Paphos. 72 guests, €846 income, €372 surplus.

Monday 29 April 7.30pm, SOPRANO, OBOE & PIANO CONCERT, Tina Chester (soprano), Klaus Storm (oboe), Natalia Lezedova (piano), Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou Paphos. 17 guests, €236 income, €343 deficit.

Thursday 2 May 7.30pm, SOIREE EDITH PIAF, Vanessa Megalemou (voice), Andreas Michalopoulos (piano) & The Ergo Sum Vocal Ensemble, La Scala De Paphos. 30 guests, €316.86 income, €62 deficit.

Friday 3 May 7.30pm, GALA CONCERT to support PAPHOS MUSIC LOVERS, Classical – Jazz – Opera, The Malitikov Amphitheatre Tala Paphos. 130 guests, €1040 income, €565 surplus.

Wednesday 8 May 8pm, ANITA TOMASEVICH PIANO RECITAL, Technopolis 20 Paphos. Cancelled due to ill health, €200 deficit.

Saturday 11 May 1pm, DIXIELAND AT DARCY’S with Droushia Dixie 7 and DJ Moses, Darcy’s Restaurant (outside) Pegeia Paphos. 142 guests, €1900 + €750 sponsorship income, €1875 surplus.

TOTAL GUESTS: 391. TOTAL SURPLUS: €2,205

SUMMER SOUNDS PLAN

Details here: https://www.paphosmusiclovers.com/440588502

Please volunteer for the vacant roles marked with a ? Email: derekincyprus@gmail.com. Tel: 99078018.

Friday 7 June 7.30pm, Palia ilektriki, Santosh & Sax, Charity dinner dance for the Paphos Kidney Association, with Kaela Santosh & Costas. Tickets: €18 including welcome drink and international. We no longer sell tickets online, no financial involvement. Booker: Graham Brown. Organisers: Kidney Association, M&G: ??

Saturday 15 June 8pm, Tala Amphitheatre, The Zilla Project, The Cover Up. Tickets: €15 with all proceeds to the Margarita Liasidou Foundation. We no longer sell tickets online, no financial involvement. Booker: George Kafizas, Organisers: Rotary Club. M&G: Maggie, Anthea, Lynn, + ???

Friday 21 June 8pm, IAN G TRIO, Kissonerga Amphitheatre Paphos. Free rent, 100 spaces, no bar, maybe cushions, power and lights OK, no council staff. Free Entrance, donations to support local arts projects welcome. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Tina, Cashier: ? M&G: Ute + ?

Saturday 22 June 7pm, Darcy’s, Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis at 8.30pm, Tickets €25 inc. dinner. Fee: €2,250, band supply one singer, sound and light. No Rent. We just pay for the food. We no longer sell tickets online, Maybe a Raffle for the Kidney Association. Booker: Andrew O, Organisers: Keith, Marion. Cashier: Lynn, Gaynor, M&G: Anthea, Ute, Derek.

Friday 28 June 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Summer Sounds, Zara Jealous (flute), Tina Chester (soprano), Ivelina Ruseva (piano), Gurhan Nuray (cello). Rent: 80/20. Fees: Zara €150, Gurhan €200 (inc travel), Tina €100, Ivelina €100. We no longer sell tickets online, Booker: Tina, Organiser: ? Cashier: Lynn, M&G Jill +?

Saturday 29 June 7pm, Palia ilektriki Papageorgio String Quartet 8.30pm, Tickets: €22 Including international buffet. €1,000 sponsorship found. No Rent. Fee: €1,000, don’t need sound or lighting. Buffet: €12. Raffle for the Cancer Patients support Group. We no longer sell tickets online, Booker: Andrew O, Organisers: Marian, Keith. Cashier: Lynn, Gaynor, M&G: Maggie, Anthea, Derek.

BOOKMARK DISTRIBUTION

One Bookmark distributor wanted at each of these events please except the theate. where we need two please. Email: derekincyprus@gmail.com. Tel: 99078018.

Friday 17 May 8pm, CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT FOR FLUTE, Ria Georgiadou (flute) & Sven Birch (piano), Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). D ?

Wednesday 22 May 8pm, BUTTERFLIES AND THE BIRDS OF PARADISE - Piano Recital, Mari Nakamura (piano), Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). D ?

Thursday 23 May 8.30pm, MARIA Kalogeropoulou CALLAS - The Woman and the Artist, Markidion Municipal Theatre Paphos. Tickets: €15 / €10. Box Office: www.soldoutticketbox.com. Ticket Outlets: So Easy Kiosks, Stephanis Electronic Shops, Time Out Kiosk and on the day of the performances at the entrance on the theatre. Information: Tel: 22311277. D ?

Saturday 25 May 8pm, GIRO D’ ITALIA - Journey Through Italy, Anoki Von Arx (soprano), Stelios Georgiou (tenor) and Plotinos Micromatis (piano), Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tickets: €12. Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). D ?

Sunday 26 May 6pm, CLARINET RECITAL, George Georgiou (clarinet) and Gergana Georgieva (piano), Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). D ?

Saturday 1 June 8.30pm, 19th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Zoe Nicolaidou (soprano), Christel Lee (violin), David Abrahamyan, Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Olga Zado (piano), Royal Manor House Kouklia Paphos. Tickets: €15 / €10 (Concessions, Pharos Arts Foundation Members). Information & Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel: 22663871. (Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm). D ?

Sunday 2 June 8.30pm, GARDEN OPENING - Fusionia Quartet Under The Stars - Marios Ioannou, Savvas Lagou (violin), Sorin Horlea (viola), Jakub Otčenášek (cello), Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). D ?

Sunday 2 June 8.30pm, 19th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Anna Tifu, Christel Lee, Doriane Gable (violin), Lars Anders Tomter, David Abrahamyan (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano), Royal Manor House Kouklia Paphos. Tickets: €15 / €10 (Concessions, Pharos Arts Foundation Members). Information & Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel: 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm). D ?

Monday 3 June 8.30pm, 19th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Zoe Nicolaidou (soprano), Christel Lee, Anna Tifu (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Sergei Babayan, Olga Zado, Ashley Wass (piano), Royal Manor House Kouklia Paphos Tickets: €15 / €10 (Concessions, Pharos Arts Foundation Members) Information & Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel: 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm). D ?

Tuesday 4 June 8.30pm, 19th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Sergei Babayan (piano), Christel Lee, Doriane Gable (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Royal Manor House Kouklia Paphos. Tickets: €15 / €10 (Concessions, Pharos Arts Foundation Members). Information & Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel: 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm). D ?

Sunday 9 June 8.30pm, GARDEN OPENING - Ioannis Vafeas Trio feat. Dimitris Papadopoulos, Summer Jazz Music Concert Series, Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). D ?

Thursday 13 June 8pm, VIOLIN & PIANO RECITAL, Ernst Triner (violin), Fritz Walther (piano), La Scala de Paphos at the Paphos Academy of Fine Arts. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 99632346. D ?

Friday 14 June 8.30pm, GERMAN ROMANTICISM, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Soloist: Nils Mönkemeyer (viola), Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann, Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos. Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18). Box Office: www.cyso.org.cy and at the theatre two hours before the concert. Information: Tel: 22463144. D ?

Friday 14 June 7pm, HARMONY CHOIR - LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES, Kamares Club Tala Paphos. Tickets: €20. Box Office: Maggie Wright - Tel: 99318477. D ?

 

MINUTES - Paphos Music Lovers Meeting

Monday 8 April 11am - Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou

Attended: Andrew Oliver, Andrew Hogbin, Mike Lavey, Maggie Wright, Jill Ward, Anthea Garrod, Russell Thompson, Tina Chester, Ute Georgiades, Anne Lockwood, Teddy Slavcheva, Liam McMahon, Monica Williams, Connie Dong, Anna Glinkina. Absent: Derek Towner, Lynn Greirson, Suzanne Cousins, Keith Cousins, Marion Campey, Geoff Cosson, Marilyn Oldman, Alf Oldman, Allen Robson, Marion Lewis, Simon Mesquita, June Megennis, Charles Haddad, Peter Williams, Catherine Fleming, Linda Maidment, Keith McEwen, Marion McEwen, Karolina Boron, Fiona Greavey, Geoff Greavey, Dan Merson, Gaynor Warriner.

President’s Report on recent events - Bach Birthday Festival

Thursday 14 March 6pm, Carpe Diem Lounge, Bach For Harp, Anna Kulikova, 44 guests, €370 surplus.

Saturday 16 March 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Members of CYSO play Brandenburg Concerto No 5. 34 guests, €110 deficit.

Sunday 17 March 5pm, Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou, The Fun Of Bach, Tatiana Stupak and students. 40 guests, €100 surplus.

Thursday 21 March 1pm, Monkfish Seafood Restaurant, JSB Birthday Lunch. 30 guests, €139 donations.

Thursday 21 March 5pm, Technopolis 20, 65 Cushion exhibition. 30 guests, €270 donations.

Friday 22 March 7.30pm, Leaflet distributors wanted for Markidion Theatre 7.30pm. Marion, Geoff and Christiane gave out over 200 bookmarks.

Sunday 24 March 7.30pm, La Scala De Paphos, Paphos Aphrodite Guitar Quartet. 50 guests, no financial involvement

Tuesday 26 March 7.30pm, Technopolis 20, Natalia, Andrea, Yiotalina, Bach Double Violin Concertos and solo Sonatas. 65 guests, €300 surplus.

Sunday 31 March 7.30pm, Ananas 8Bit Coffee Paphos, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, film screening and festival after party. 15 guests, €50 deficit.

TOTAL: approx. €1,000 surplus

Treasurer’s Report - €3722 in the bank, including €1750 in sponsorship, with more to come.

Bookmark DistributionDistributors wanted, please register with Andrew if you are attending any of these events.

Thursday 11 April 8pm, Technopolis 20, FROM MUNICH TO ATHENS. D: Andrew H, Allen, Lynn.

Saturday 13 April 7pm, Palia Ilektriki, CHOEUR DE PLUM & THE ORPHEAN SINGERS. D: Lynn

Sunday 14 April 7pm, Technopolis 20, FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE. D: ?

Tuesday 16 April 8pm, Technopolis 20, MARIOS TOUMBAS JAZZ TRIO. D: Allen, Lynn.

Wednesday 17 April 8.30pm, Markideion Municipal Theatre, GRIEF AND RESURRECTION, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. D: Anne, Ute

Saturday 20 April 6pm, Eleouthkia Botanical Park. ACHORD COMMUNITY CHOIR. D: ?

Sunday 28 April 8pm, Markideion Municipal Theatre, SCHUBERT UNFINISHED & MOZART REQUIEM. D: Anne, Lynn.

Sunday 5 May 7pm, Technopolis 20 Paphos, SUITES THROUGH THE CENTURIES. D: Tina

Tuesday 7 May, Wednesday 7, Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 May 7.30pm, Stage One Theatre Emba, WHEN WE ARE MARRIED. D: 11 May: Anthea, Maggie

Spring Music Festival

ROLES ASSIGNED – Please check carefully – some roles still vacant!

Sunday 21 April 6pm, Guitar Unlimited with Polis Charalambous, Coral Star Pegiea Booker: Andrew O/Liam, Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Liam, Cashier: Lynn, M&G: Maggie, Anthea. Production: Mike +1

Monday 29 April 7.30pm – Soprano, Oboe & Piano, Tina Chester (soprano), Klaus Storm (oboe), Natalia Lezedova (piano). Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou. Booker: Andrew O/Tina, Organiser: Liam, Cashier: Lynn, M&G: Andrew H, Teddy.

Wednesday 1 May 7.30pm, The Malitikov Amphitheatre Tala, Gala Concert. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Derek, Bar: Lynn, Production: Dave +1

Thursday 2 May 7.30pm, La Scala De Paphos. Soiree Edit Piaf with Vanessa Megalemou (voice) & Andreas Michalopoulos plus conductor and choir. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Keith M, Cashier: Marian M, M&G: Jill, Derek, Lynn

Friday 3 May 7.30pm, The Malitikov Amphitheatre Tala, Gala Concert. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Derek, Cashier: Lynn, Bar: ?, M&G: Jill, Anthea, Maggie, Production: Dave, Simon, Car Park Stewards: Allen +?, Ushers: Ute +? Try donations on entry as well as exit.

Wednesday 8 May 8pm, Technopolis 20, Piano recital of Rachmaninov, Chopin and Bach with Anita Tomasevich. Booker/Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier: Lynn, M&G: Derek.

Saturday 11 May 1pm, Darcy’s Restaurant (outside), Drousia Dixie 7. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Keith, Cashiers: Marian + Lynn, M&G: Derek, Marion. Band supplies sound. Sponsored by Blevins Franks.

Summer Sounds

Sunday 2 June 8pm, School of Music Arts Paphos, Anita Tomasevich plays Bach (re-scheduled from March). Tickets: €10 / €5. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser ? Cashier: Gaynor. M&G: Marion Lewis, Production: Mike. NOW POSTPONED

Friday 7 June 7pm, Palia ilektriki, Charity Dinner Dance, Kael Santosh & Costas Sax, Booker: Graham Brown/Geoff Greavey, Organisers: Kidney Association, M&G: ??

Saturday 15 June 8pm, Tala Amphitheatre. The Zilla Project, The Cover Up. Booker: George Kafides, Organisers: Rotary Club. Volunteers: Maggie, Anthea , Lynn, ????

Friday 21 June 8pm, Kissonerga Amphitheatre, Ian G Trio. Booker: Andrew O, Organiser: Tina, Production: Mike +1, Cashier: ? M&G: ??

Saturday 22 June 8.30pm, Venue TBC. Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis, Free entrance. Sponsor required. Booker: Andrew O, Organisers: Keith, Marion. Cashier: Lynn, Gaynor, M&G: Anthea, Ute.

Friday 28 June 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Zara Jealous (flute), Tina Chester (soprano), Ivelina Ruseva (piano), Gurhan Nuray (cello). Booker: Tina, Organiser: ? Cashier: Lynn, M&G Jill +?

Saturday 29 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Papageorgio String Quartet, Free entrance. Sponsor found. Booker: Andrew O, Organisers: Marian, Keith. Cashier: Lynn, Gaynor, M&G: Maggie, Anthea.

World Music Festival – BOOKERS REQUIRED

A new festival planned by Andrew O to include almost any genre that is not mainstream pop, rock, classical or jazz, so expect to hear folk, blues, country, reggae, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Cypriot etc and all manner of ethnic music from all over the world.

Friday 27 September, Technopolis 20, Brad Cooper. Booker/Organiser: Andrew H. Sponsor found.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Board Meeting – Simon Mesquita now Technical Officer running online ticket sales.

Bookers Workshop – Thursday 2 May 5pm, Kissonerga – Register now  with Andrew Oliver please.

Have Your Say – Comments to Derek please. derekincyprus@gmail.com. Tel: 99078018.

Radio and Press contacts wanted, Rock FM, Saskia Unreserved, offer free tickets, media sponorship.

Magazine: Cyprus In-Style June first edition to be published late May.

Ticket Outlets – Carmine’s, SOS Computer, Wisteria, Carpe Diem more ???

Anne and Ute need badges please Derek.

Next Meeting:

OPEN MEETING - Monday 13 May 5pm, Palia ilektriki Restaurant.

Two-hour meeting followed by optional social drinking and dining. Directions: Just off Kennedy Square in the upper town centre behind the Attikon and Palia ilektriki halls and next to Attikon outdoor cinema. Palia Ilektriki Cafe-Restaurant. Contact: Vasos Savva. Tel: 99452548, 26222157.

Bach Birthday Festival and 65 Cushions - March 2019

MINUTES of the Paphos Music Lovers Meeting, Wednesday 13 March 11am Carpe Diem Lounge Paphos

Attending: Andrew Oliver, Doris Willis, Maggie Wright, Jill Ward, Anthea Garrod, Suzanne Cousins, Keith Cousins, Geoff Cosson, Marion Campey, June Megennis, Charles Haddad, Derek Towner, Lynn Greirson, Geoff Greavy, Catherine Fleming, Liam McMahon, Marian McEwen, Keith McEwen

Apologies for absence: Marion Oldman, Alf Oldman, Andrew Hogbin, Simon Mesquita, Marion Lewis, Allen Robson, Paula Devlin, Leo Kelly, Monica Williams, Peter Williams, David Greensmith, Sandra Greensmith, Dave MacKay, Russell Thomson, Linda Maidment, Karolina Boron, Fiona Greavy, Dan Merson, Anna Ginkina, Gaynor Warriner

President’s Report: Andrew Oliver gave an overview.

Our concert season runs: September to May plus possible one-off events

September/October: World Music Festival

November/December: Winter Music Festival

January/February: NewYear/FreshJazz

March: Bach Birthday Festival

April/May: Spring Music Festival

Venues: Agia Kyriaki Church, 150 seats, free. BoC Hall, 150 seats, free. Tremithousa Community Centre, 100+ seats, (check acoustics), €30 per hour. Cultural Centre of Pegeia, 115 seats, free. La Scala De Paphos, 85 seats, piano, 60/40 or 80/20. Technopolis 20, 65 seats, inside, 100 outside, piano inside, €200/€300. Music Studio Aspa Vasisliou, 45 seats, piano, €80. School of Music Arts Despina Constantinou, 40 seats, piano, €140. Ananas 8bit Coffee, 50 seats, €80. New Venues: Themis, 60 seats, free. Restaurants: Darcy’s, 80+ inside, 150 outside, free. Pentaras Hall, 150 seats, free. Cape Diem, 50 seats, free. Hotels and Wedding Halls, Municipal Venues (generally to be avoided), Large Schools.

Radio: June to contact Saskia at RIK Classics and Anthea to contact Eamon at Rock FM

Magazines – still seeking people with contacts

Translator – still seeking a classic Greek translator

Online Tickets – working well with 10 – 20% sales now online

Polo shirts – not considered a priority but will look out for good deal

Online publicity – 10 – 15,000 reach per week on Facebook, 1,000 – 1,500 hits per week on website, 670 emailed newsletter subscribers. Fliers – Bach bookmarks seem to be working

Vice President’s Report: Derek Towner reported on recent concerts.

Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Ananas 8bit Coffee, Conversation Between Brothers – excellent music, nice venue, small audience

Friday 1 March 7.30pm, Pentaras Hall, Paphos Big Band – Very successful night musically and financially.

Monday 4 March 6pm, Agia Kyriaki Church, Paul Timmins, organ recital - Excellent music, big audience, generous donations.

Tuesday 5 March 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Klaus Storm & Lukas Maschke – First class music, good venue, high expenses, small audience.

Treasurer’s Report: Lynn Grierson explained our financial state. Currently about €1,500 in the kitty after some expensive concerts off-set by the great income from the Big Band concert.

Secretary’s Report: Geoff Greavy updated us on the Association application process and is currently gathering Members documents to futher this process.

Roles assigned – PLEASE CHECK!

Bach Birthday Festival

Thursday 14 March 6pm, Carpe Diem Lounge, Bach For Harp, Anna Kulikova, Organiser: Maggie, Cashier: Linda. Popular venue, 40 booked so looking good!

Saturday 16 March 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Members of CYSO play Brandenburg Concerto No 5. Organisers/Cashiers: Lynn, Derek. M&G: Keith, Suzanne. Low cost, high brow event so should be good

Sunday 17 March 5pm, Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou, The Fun Of Bach, Tatiana Stupak and students, Organiser: Andrew O, Cashier: Linda, M&G: Maggie, Anthea. Low costs, 30 students plus parents so should be full.

Thursday 21 March 1pm, Monkfish Seafood Restaurant, JSB Birthday Lunch, Speaker: Wally Oppenheim, Chef: George, Co-ordinator: Janice, Organiser/Cashier: Andrew O. Production: Mike? to operate slide show. Reservations coming in now.

Thursday 21 March 5pm, Technopolis 20, 65 Cushion exhibition for one hour. Organiser: Andrew O/Christiane L, Cashier: Linda, Vouchers: Derek, Bar/Production: Derek, Mike. 12 cushions sponsored so far.

Friday 22 March 7.30pm: Leaflet distributors wanted for Markidion Theatre 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Christiane, Marion Campey and Geoff

Sunday 24 March 7.30pm, La Scala De Paphos, Paphos Aphrodite Guitar Quartet. Organisers: Polis Charalambous/Andrew Oliver. M&G: Simon, Jill.

Tuesday 26 March 7.30pm, Technopolis 20, Natalia, Andrea, Yiotalina, Bach Double Violin Concertos and solo Sonatas, Organiser/M&G: Lynn, Derek, Cashier: Linda

Saturday 30 March 7pm, School of Music Arts, Anita Tomasevich Plays Bach, Organiser: Derek handing over to Andrew Oliver and Marion Lewis, Cashier: Lynn handing over to Tina. NOTE: Small Hi Fi or portable ghetto blaster required to play CD in one piece – Doris Willis has a unit.

Sunday 31 March 7.30pm, Ananas 8Bit Coffee Paphos, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, film screening and festival after party. Free Entrance. Organiser: Karolina, Cashier: Tina, M&G: Jill, Keith, Suzanne.

Spring Music Festival

Sunday 21 April 6pm, Guitar Unlimited with Polis Charalambous, Cultural Centre of Pegeia or other venue in Pegeia or Carpe Diem? Organiser: Liam Cashier: ?, M&G Maggie, Anthea. Liam actively seeking a confirmed venue this week.

Monday 29 April 7.30pm – Soprano, Oboe & Piano, Tina Chester (soprano), Klaus Storm (oboe), Natalia Lezedova (piano). Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou. Organiser: Liam, Cashier: Lynn, M&G ??

Thursday 2 May 7.30pm, La Scala De Paphos. Soiree Edit Piaf with Vanessa Megalemou (voice) & Andreas Michalopoulos plus conductor and choir. Organiser: Keith M, Cashier: Marian M, M&G Jill, Derek, Lynn

Wednesday 8 May 8pm, Technopolis 20, Piano recital of Rachmaninov, Chopin and Bach with Anita Tomasevich. Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier: Lynn, M&G: Derek.

Saturday 11 May 1pm, Darcy’s Restaurant (outside), Drousia Dixie 7. Organiser: Keith, Cashiers: Marian + Lynn (suggest wristbands as tickets). M&G: Derek, Marion. Band supplies sound. Sponsored by Blevins Franks.

Thursday 23 May 6pm, Harmony Choir, 60 mins plus encores, Cultural Centre of Pegeia or other venue? Organiser: Liam, Cashiers: ?, M&G ?? Liam actively seeking a confirmed venue this week.

Paphos Seasons 

May to August A large number of top quality, large scale concerts at the Castle and Ancient Odeon as part of a major cultural tourism initiative. Organiser: Dan Merson. Finding it hard to get confirmation from Pafos Municipality.

Cyprus International Film Festival

Saturday 22 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis, Free entrance. We decided that we do not have the funds to underwrite this event so will offer it to the Film Fest to fund or cancel it.

Saturday 29 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Papageorgiou String Quartet, Free entrance. Organisers: Marian, Keith. M&G: Maggie, Anthea. Sponsor required. We decided to go ahead with this event with or without sponsorship as the costs are within our means.

Summer Concert Friday 28 June 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Zara Jealous (flute), Tina Chester (soprano), Ivelina Ruseva & Andrew Hogbin (piano), TBC (cello). Organiser: Tina Chester, Cashier: ? M&G ??

World Music Festival

A new festival planned by Andrew O to include almost any genre that is not mainstream pop, rock, classical or jazz, so expect to hear folk, blues, country, reggae, etc and all manner of ethnic music from all over the world.

Friday 27 September, Technopolis 20, Brad Cooper. Organiser: Andrew H.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Andrew O suggested a Bookers Workshop to help Organisers book acts and venues.

Derek suggested a Brainstorming session to generate new ideas.

Both agreed it would be helpful to hold a Board meeting to clarify the future plans.

Next Meeting: Monday 8 April 11am, Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou.

Directions: From Kennedy Square, head up Evagora Pallikaridi Street and reach the junction between Ev. Pallikaridi, Athinas and Eleftheriou Venizelou (traffic lights near Papantoniou Supermarket). Turn left on Athinas and then take the first turn on the right on Harilaou Trikoupi Street. Drive until you reach the end of the street, on the traffic lights near Pentaras Motors and then turn right, heading up to Thermopylon Road which then changes name into Akamantidos. Pass La Bodega Cava and Zorbas Bakery, and you will see the Music Studio Aspa Vassiliou on your left on the corner of Akamantidos and Elenis Kouloumou above the Relax Restaurant. The hall is on the ground floor to the left under the Kindermusic sign. MUSIC STUDIO ASPA VASSILIOU, 25 Akamantidos Street. 8016 Paphos. Tel: 99448033. Email: aspavassiliou@yahoo.com.

February at PML Events

TRIO FRISSON ON Sunday 10 February at the Cultural Centre of Pegeia

THE CHRISTINA DOXA TRIO on Sunday 17 February at Darcy’s Pegeia

CONVESATIONS BEWTEEN BROTHERS on Tuesday 19 February at Ananas 8bit Coffee Paphos

PAPHOS BIG BAND on Friday 1 March at Pentaras Hall Paphos

MINUTES of the PML Meeting – Monday 18 February 5pm, Anavargos Tavern,

 

Attending: Andrew Oliver, Derek Towner, Lynn Grierson, Suzanne Cousins, Keith Cousins, Suzanne Cousins, Keith McEwen, Maggie Wright, Marion Lewis, Charles Haddad, June Megennis, Geoff Greavy, Fiona Greavy, Jill Ward, Anthea Garrod, Dan Merson, Monica Williams, Peter Williams, Gaynor Warriner, Karolina Boron, Tina Chester, Angela Crow, Tony Crow – 23.

 

Apologies for absence: Russell Thomson Dredge, Doris Willis, Simon Mesquita, Marylin Oldman, Alf Oldman, Allen Robson, Linda Maidment, Mike Lavey, Barbara Stevens, Marion Campey, Andrew Hogbin, David Greensmith, Sandra Greensmith, Emma Panayiotou, Chris Panayiotou, Dave Mackay, Fiona Patton, Marian McEwen, Teddy Slavcheva – 19.

 

President’s Report: Andrew Oliver with the overview. 

 

All Volunteers and Members are welcome to attend the concert tonight free of charge and please try to also bring a paying guest if you can.

CONVERSATION BETWEEN BROTHERS - Antreas Yerolatsitis (guitar) & Christos Yerolatsitis (Wurlitzer piano), Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Ananas 8bit Coffee Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 26600126.

 

I am going to run through a few points from our first six months.

 

I think it’s worth reminding ourselves what PML stands for. We are in the business of Audience Development; that is, increasing the number of guests at audiences. We do this in two ways. Firstly, by offering a free publicity service to all concert promoters in town and secondly by supporting selected concerts and organising our own concerts in niche markets. I have attended a fascinating conference on this topic and read plenty of reports. In fact, I’ve written an entire speech on this subject, so please raise your hand if you would like to hear it sometime!

 

Since our first meeting last September, we have recruited over 50 Members and Volunteers, of which 40 are active. We have given free publicity to over 330 concerts, and that is only a small selection of the many musical events in town, if you include all the karaoke, DJs and tribute acts in pubs and restaurants. Most of these types of events have their own loyal following and don’t need our help. We also organised 5 Winter Music Festival concerts, 1 Cultural Event in Pegeia, 10 Jazz Fest concerts, 9 Bach, 3 Spring and 2 Film Fest concerts, making a total of 30 concerts. We have completed 13 concerts so far, involving over 50 musicians in 10 venues, entertaining some 650 guests and generating an income of almost €6000 with a current balance of about €2,300. Not bad after five months for a non-profit start-up!

 

We have built an impressive network of cultural enthusiasts, including over 4,200 on Facebook, currently generating over 10,000 views per week, more than 650 on our mailing list and around 1,000 hits a week on our website. These numbers are growing every day as more and more arts enthusiasts discover us. I am delighted to tell you that we now have an online box office, set up by the amazing Simon and we have already sold 28 tickets online. In fact, as part of our free publicity service we are now also selling online tickets to concerts organised by others, on the grounds that their publicity will drive more people to our website and anyway we all help each other in this little town.

 

Each of you can help this effort by forwarding the weekly emailed newsletter and concert alerts to your friends. You can help on Facebook by liking, commenting and sharing posts. We have tried boosting posts with limited success. With a Facebook event we generally reach around 1,750 people, with about 170 views and around 30 responses. With boosting of €20 or €30 we can push that up to about a 4,000 reach, 200 views and 85 responses.

 

By comparison, for €120 you can take an ad in the Paphos Post, which claims 50,00 readers monthly, (from 17,000 printed copies) which is amazing when you consider this is an English language newspaper in a town of 66,500 and a district of 90,000, most of whom speak Greek! Just 23% or 20,700 are Ex Pats and 28% or 5,800 of those are aged between 50 and 75. Another way to look at is this. Of all registered foreign national voters, just under half, or 8,106 are in Paphos, of whom 3,387 are British.

 

Little wonder Stella Shepi, who runs the opera festival here, estimates there are just 300 classical music fans in Paphos and I think the market for jazz is just as small. The market for classical and jazz music is tiny, so if we get 60 folks along to a concert, we are getting 20% of the available market, which is very good!

 

We reach those people with half a page of free editorial every month in the Paphos Post, plus plenty of write-ups in the Cyprus Mail which reaches a wide English-speaking audience and we are listed on plenty of online platforms in addition to our own, plus the CTO site and paper newsletter and the leading listings sites: CyprusEvents, BuzzFeed, the Tala blogspot and the Pegeia newsletter. We also produce printed posters and fliers and of course nothing beats word of mouth and that’s where you can really help.

 

Please spread the word! Our Members and Volunteers have done a great job in supporting the aims of PML and we have even had a lot of help from folks from outside our immediate circle, including assistance with translating, designing, equipment and transport. So to all of you I say thank you!

 

COMMENTS

The delegates suggested we post videos of performers so that guests can judge for themselves the style and quality of the music. Dan mentioned youtube subscriptions which I confess I don’t really understand! Help! Peter suggested that we do not put thr terms and conditions on the print at home ticket but rather have a box to tick on the website to confirm they have been read. This will mean an online ticket may only need one page. Mike/Simon: can you look at this please? It was suggested we should try to contact Radio stations and non English language magazines and newspapers.

 

Vice President’s Report: Derek Towner reported on recent concerts and commented that all of the music was of a very high standard and mostly involved performers previously unknown to him but now that he has seen them he would not hesitate to recommend them to his contacts, so that next year, if we bring them back, we may expect larger audiences. Keith McEwen gave an account of the issues at the Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Lynn Grierson explained our financial state, which is good.

 

Secretary’s Report: Geoff Greavy updated us on the Association application process. The Constitution is now with the lawyer for translation into Greek.

 

Roles assigned – PLEASE CHECK!

 

Collecting data and distributing fliers at the cinema  - M&G: Tina, Maggie Anthea

 

NewYear/FreshJazz

Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Ananas 8bit Coffee, Conversation Between Brothers. Organisers: Geoff, Fiona.

 

Wednesday 27 February 7pm, Anavargos Tavern, Jazz/Fusion Meze, Melissa & Costas Jazz Funk. Organisers: Derek, Lynn. Fundraiser with FOC band.

 

Friday 1 March 7.30pm, Pentaras Hall, Paphos Big Band. Organiser: Keith, Sponsorship: Daniel, Tickets: Derek, Cashier: Lynn, M&G Keith, Suzanne, Marian, Jill. Sound/Light supplied by band.

 

Bach Birthday Festival

Monday 4 March 6pm, Agia Kyriaki Church, Paul Timmins, organ recital, free entrance. Organiser: Andrew O, Cashiers: Jill, Keith, Suzanne.

 

Tuesday 5 March 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Klaus Storm & Lukas Maschke, Baroque concert with Oboe/Piano. Organiser: Andrew O, Tina, Cashier: Linda.

 

Thursday 14 March 6pm, Carpe Diem Lounge, Bach For Harp, Anna Kulikova, Organiser: Maggie, Cashier: Linda.

 

Saturday 16 March 8pm, La Scala De Paphos, Members of CYSO play Brandenburg Concerto No 5. Organisers/Cashiers: Lynn, Derek. M&G: Keith, Suzanne.

 

Sunday 17 March 5pm, Music Studio Aspa Vasisliou, The Fun Of Bach, Tatiana Stupak and students, Organiser: Andrew O, Cashier: Linda, M&G: Tina, Maggie, Anthea.

 

Thursday 21 March 1pm, Monkfish Seafood Restaurant, JSB Birthday Lunch, Speaker: Wally Oppenheim, Chef: George, Co-ordinator: Janice, Organiser/Cashier: Andrew O.

 

Sunday 24 March 7.30pm, La Scala De Paphos, Paphos Aphrodite Guitar Quartet. Organisers: Polis Charalambous/Andrew Oliver. M&G: Simon, Jill.

 

Tuesday 26 March 7.30pm, Technopolis 20, Natalia, Andrea, Yiotalina, Bach Double Violin Concertos and solo Sonatas, Organiser/M&G: Lynn, Derek, Cashier: Linda

 

Saturday 30 March 7pm, School of Music Arts, Anita Tomasevich Plays Bach, Organiser: Derek handing over to Marion Lewis, Cashier: Lynn handing over to Tina.

 

Sunday 31 March 7.30pm, Ananas 8Bit Coffee Paphos, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, film screening and festival after party. Free Entrance. Organiser: Karolina, Cashier: Tina, M&G: Jill, Keith, Suzanne.

 

Spring Music Festival

Sunday 21 April 8pm, Darcy’s, Guitar Unlimited: An evening of classical guitar with Polis Charalambous. Organiser: Andrew H, Cashiers: Jill, Marion. M&G: Simon +1? Production: Simon, +?

 

Wednesday 8 May 8pm, Technopolis 20, Piano recital of Rachmaninov, Chopin and Bach with Anita Tomasevich. Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier: Lynn, M&G: Derek.

 

Saturday 11 May 1pm, Darcy’s Restaurant (outside), Drousia Dixie 7. Organiser: Keith, Cashiers: Marian + Lynn (suggest wristbands as tickets). M&G: Derek, Marion. Band supplies sound. Sponsor required

 

Paphos Seasons, May to August A large number of top quality, large scale concerts at the Castle and Ancient Odeon as part of a major cultural tourism initiative. Organiser: Dan Merson.

 

Cyprus International Film Festival

Saturday 22 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis, Free entrance. Organisers: Marian, Keith. Sponsor required.

 

Saturday 29 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Papageorgiou String Quartet, Free entrance. Organisers: Marian, Keith. Sponsor required.

 

World Music Festival a new festival planned by Andrew O to include almost any genre that is not mainstream pop, rock, classical or jazz, so expect to hear folk, blues, country, reggae, etc and all manner of ethnic music from all over the world.

Friday 27 September, Technopolis 20, Brad Cooper. Organiser: Andrew H.

 

Next Meeting: Wednesday 13 March 11am Carpe Diem Lounge.

Directions: The venue will be found just down the hill from the Mesogi/Tremithousa cross-roads on the Polis Road out of Paphos. CARPE DIEM LOUNGE, 111 Mesogi Avenue, Paphos. Tel: 95596544 / 26911005 / 99380182. www.carpediemcyprus.com. Facebook: @cdcyprus.

A super January at PML Events

 

THE CARMEN GHIAN DUO on Friday 4 January at the Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

 

THE BIZIOS/RODOSTHENOUS/XYDIAS TRIO on Tuesday 8 January at the Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

 

AVANT TOUT DUO on Sunday 13 January at Darcy’s Restaurant & Lounge Pegeia.

 

THE POWER OF THE JAZZ PIANO TRIO on Sunday 20 January at the Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

 

JAZZ TAPAS with BLUE JAR on Wednesday 30 January at Anavargos Tavern Paphos

MINUTES of the Paphos Music Lovers Meeting, Thursday 10 January 11am

Ananas 8bit Coffee Paphos

 

Attended: Andrew Oliver, Suzanne Cousins, Keith Cousins, Jill Ward, Derek Towner, Lynn Greirson, Simon Mesquita, Maggie Wright, Anthea Garrod, Peter Williams, Monica Williams, Catherine Fleming, Gardy Wiechern, Steve Hales, Geoff Greavy, Keith McEwen, Marian McEwen, David Parker, Linda Maidment, Marina Gobbett, Caroline Harfield, Geoff Walker, Jeanette Walker, Carole Skene, Andrew Hogbin, Emma Panayiotou. Chris Panayiotou.

Apologies for absence: Russell Thompson Dredge, Barbara Stevens, Karolina Baron, Teddy Slavcheva, Tina Chester, Nora Laing, Marion Lewis, June Megennis, Charles Haddad, Tony Crow, Angela Crow, Doris Willis, Paula Devlin, Leo Kelly, Marylin Oldman, Alf Oldman, Allen Robson, Dan Merson, Dave Mackay, Marion Campey,

 

President’s Report: Andrew Oliver thanked everyone for attending and welcomed the new volunteers and guests at our first open meeting. He remarked that the first series of concerts had been well received. He thanked Fiona Geavy for designing the new logo that everyone agreed was a vast improvement – ‘a quaver in a heart’ as one mentioned! He mentioned the importance of publicity and appealed to everyone to help spread the word, including actually phoning friends and inviting them to our concerts. He offered training to any would-be organisers, and appealed for graphic designers and translators. He recommended Zonari Printers and asked for someone to establish an online Box Office: Simon volunteered to take this on, with help from our online consultants, Emma and Chris.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Lynn outlined the financial gains at each of our concerts except one, which made a tiny loss and reported a healthy bank balance

 

Secretary’s Report: Geoff explained how the Association Members will help us and later presented the draft Constitution to the board, which will shortly be passed to the lawyer so we can start the process to become a legal Association, which in turn, opens the door to possible state, EU and other funding.

 

Volunteers stepped forward to help at these Events

NewYear/FreshJazz

Sunday 13 January 6pm, Darcy’s, €10, food available, Avant Tout piano/vocal duo – piano/vocal. Organiser: Keith, Cashiers: Marian, Lynn, Production: Mike +Keith. This is our first event in a new venue for us and Andrew offered complimentary entrance to all present and encouraged all to personally invite paying guests to help make this a great opening show.

 

Sunday 20 January 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Loukas Louka Trio Free entrance. Organiser: Keith, Cashier: Derek, M&G Keith, Suzanne, Production: Mike, Suzanne.

 

Wednesday 30 January 7pm, Anavargos Tavern, €25 including dinner. Jazz /Tapas, Blue Jar Gypsy Jazz. Organisers: Suzanne/Keith. Fundraiser with FOC band.

 

Sunday 10 February 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Trio Frission. Free entrance. Organiser: Teddy, Cashier: Lynn, M&G: Keith, Suzanne. Production: Mike, Tina.

 

Sunday 17 February 6pm, Darcy’s, €10, food available, The Christina Doxa Trio with Alexis Kasinos (guitar) and Costas Challoumas (bass). Organiser: Keith, Cashier: Marian, Lynn, Production: Mike, Tina.

 

Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Ananas 8bit Coffee, €10, Conversation Between Brothers. Organisers: Geoff, Fiona.

 

Wednesday 27 February 7pm, Anavargos Tavern, €25 including dinner. Jazz/Tapas, Melissa & Costas Jazz Funk. Organisers: Derek, Lynn. Fundraiser with FOC band.

 

Friday 1 March 7.30pm, Pentaras Hall, Paphos Big Band confirm. Organiser: Keith, Sponsorship: Daniel, Tickets: Derek, Cashier: Lynn, M&G Keith, Suzanne, Marion, Jill. Sound/Light supplied by band. Sponsor required.

 

Bach Birthday Festival

Monday 4 March 6pm, Agia Kyriaki Church, Paul Timmins, organ recital. Organiser: Andrew O, Cashiers: Jill, Keith, Suzanne.

 

Tuesday 5 March 8pm, Venue TBC, Klaus Storm & Lukas Maschke, Baroque concert with Oboe/Harpsichord. Organiser: Andrew O, Tina, Cashier: Linda, M&G??. Sponsor required.

 

Tuesday 12 March 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Brandenburg 5 or Flute Sonatas, Virginie Bove, George Georgiou. Organiser:?, Cashier:? M&G??

 

Thursday 14 March 6pm, Carpe Diem Lounge, Bach For Harp, Anna Kulikova, Organiser:?, Cashier: Linda

 

Sunday 17 March 5pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, The Fun Of Bach, Tatiana Stupak and students, Organiser:?, Cashier:? M&G??

 

Thursday 21 March 1pm, Monkfish Seafood Restaurant, JSB Birthday Lunch, Speaker: Wally Oppenheim, Chef: George, Co-ordinator: Janice, Organiser/Cashier: Andrew O.

 

Tuesday 26 March 7.30pm, Technopolis 20, Natalia, Andrea, Yiotalina, Bach Double Violin Concertos and solo Sonatas, Organiser:?, Cashier: Linda

 

Saturday 30 March 7pm, School of Music Arts, Anita Tomasevich Plays Bach, Organiser: Derek, Cashier: Lynn. Pegeia Spring Festival

 

Wednesday 10 April 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, A gala evening at the opera with Anoki Von Arx (soprano) and Zara Barkoudarian (piano). Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier:? M&G??

 

Sunday 21 April 8pm, Darcy’s, Guitar Unlimited: An evening of classical guitar with Polis Charalambous. Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier:?? Production:??

 

Tuesday 30 April 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, An evening of romantic music with Tina Chester (soprano), Klaus Storm (oboe) and Natalia Lezedova, (piano). Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier:? M&G??, Production:??

 

Wednesday 8 May 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Piano recital of Rachmaninov, Chopin and Bach with Anita Tomasevich. Organiser: Andrew H, Cashier:? M&G??, Production:??

 

Saturday 11 May 1pm, Darcy’s Restaurant (outside), Drousia Dixie 7, €17.50 including souvla. Organiser: Keith, Cashiers: Marian +? (suggest wristbands as tickets). Band supplies sound. Sponsor required

 

Paphos Seasons, May to August A large number of top quality, large scale concerts at the Castle and Ancient Odeon as part of a major cultural tourism initiative. Organiser: Dan Merson.

 

Cyprus International Film Festival

Saturday 22 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis, Free entrance. Organisers: Marian, Keith. Sponsor required.

 

Saturday 29 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor. Papageorgiou String Quartet, Free entrance. Organisers: Marian, Keith. Sponsor required.

 

World Music Festival a new festival planned by Andrew O to include almost any genre that is not mainstream pop, rock, classical or jazz, so expect to hear folk, blues, country, reggae, etc and all manner of ethnic music from all over the world.

 

Any Other Business All were asked to ensure that there is disabled access to all venues. Simon suggested we should have a first aid kit and torches and Andrew asked him to investigate the cost, agree it with Lynn and go ahead and purchase the material.

 

Next Meeting – Monday 18 February 5pm, Anavargos Tavern, followed by Tapas (from €2), ordering from the menu..

REPORT ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL       18/12/18

 

The final concert yesterday, of our Winter Music Festival, was a resounding success with superb and joyful singing from the lovely Tina Chester, fantastic piano melodies from Ivelina Ruseva, plus Bulgarian pastries from Teddy, mincepies and mulled wine from Linda, box office from Lynn, programme folding from Dora and photography from Derek. We had a big crowd and made a tiny loss, mostly due to the generosity of the catering, so, after three mincepies... no complaints from me!

 

Previously, on the 13th, George Georgiou and Gergana delighted a discerning audience with an excellent clarinet recital that proved that there is a place for high-brow programmes in our schedule. We made some new friends and a good profit too.

 

Next up, we have our Jazz Fest, listed below, and our next meeting on 10 January, when we will allocate roles for the March Bach Birthday Festival and talk about future plans. Please let me know what else you would like to see on the agenda. Also, if you are free this coming Friday, our new best friends at Pegeia Municipality would love to see you at the concert of Christmas Byzantine Music at the Cultural Centre on Friday 21 December at 7.30pm and as always entrance and refreshments are free.

 

Next Meeting for all Volunteers and Members: Thursday 10 January 11am, General Meeting, Ananas 8bit Coffee Paphos.

Directions: Head down the Polis road and turn right at the traffic lights at Papantoniou Supermarket. Go over the small cross roads and the venue will be found on the right. It is open 9.30am – 10.30pm daily. There is on street parking opposite and a car park just past the venue on the right. ANANAS 8 BIT COFFEE, 35 Athinas Street, Paphos. Tel: 26600126.

NOTE: Please let me know asap if you are available to attend this meeting.

 

Paphos Music Lovers presents 10 jazz concerts

 

THE CARMEN GHIAN DUO, Friday 4 January 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia Paphos. Free Entrance.

 

THE BIZIOS/RODOSTHENOUS/XYDIAS TRIO - George Bizios (electric guitar), Andreas Rodosthenous (bass), Stelios Xydias (drums), Tuesday 8 January 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia Paphos. Free Entrance.

 

AVANT TOUT DUO - Vanessa Megalemou (voice) and Andreas Michalopoulos (piano), Sunday 13 January 6pm, Darcy’s Restaurant & Lounge Pegeia Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 26936926

 

THE POWER OF THE JAZZ PIANO TRIO - Loukas Louka (piano), Omiros Andreou (double bass), Philipp Psillides (drums), Sunday 20 January 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia Paphos. Free entrance.

 

JAZZ TAPAS with BLUE JAR, Lesely Locke (vioiln), Tommy Locke (guitar), Wednesday 30 January 7pm, Anavargos Tavern Paphos. Tickets: €25 including tapas dinner. Box Office: Tel: 99078018.

 

TRIO FRISSON, Jamie Paul (vocals & keyboard), Byron Athinodorou (bass & b’ vocals), Lefteris Lefkatis (drums), Sunday 10 February 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia Paphos. Free entrance.

 

CHRISTINA DOXA TRIO - Christina Doxa (vocals) Alexis Kasinos (guitar) and Kostas Challoumas (bass), Sunday 17 February 6pm, Darcy’s Restaurant & Lounge Pegeia Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 26936926.

 

CONVERSATION BETWEEN BROTHERS - Antreas Yerolatsitis (guitar) & Christos Yerolatsitis (Wurlitzer piano), Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Ananas 8bit Coffee Paphos. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 26600126

 

JAZZ TAPAS with MELISSA & COSTAS, Melissa Williams (vocals), Costas Chekmak (guitar), Wednesday 27 February 7pm, Anavargos Tavern Paphos. Tickets: €25 including tapas dinner. Box Office: Tel: 99078018.

 

SWING INTO SPRING with PAPHOS BIG BAND, The Grand Finale of the NewYear/FreshJazz Festival, Friday 1 March 7.30pm, Pentaras Hall Paphos. Tickets: €35 including welcome drink and interval platter. Box Office: Tel: 99136289.

 

Seasons Greeting! Andrew Oliver

REPORT ON THE CULTURAL EVENT, 12 December, Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

 

I think everyone agrees the concert was a great success and we achieved our twin goals of testing the hall and introducing the new facility to the local people, whilst enjoying some exceptional music. Please feel free to give me your feedback so that we can further improve our work. We discovered that the stage lights generally don’t work, the microphones work only sometimes and exterior door knobs don’t actually open the doors! These are things that can be fixed and more importantly, we learnt that we have a lovely hall with 115 comfortable chairs, good site lines and acoustics and a great team of volunteers who can work harmoniously and effectively together to create and operate an enjoyable event. And we have a super relationship with Mayor Marinos and Municipality Secretary Marios and their staff, who provide an excellent level of suppport, including printing posters, renting the piano, providing a technical engineer and refreshments. Special thanks go to Andrew Hogbin who came up with the original idea and to Paula Devlin and Leo Kelly who made the initial contact with the Municipality and facilitated communications between our team and the Town Hall throughout the run-up to our event.

 

We gathered plenty of email addresses of music lovers who wish to be on the mailing list and several new volunteers, plus €100 in donations from the audience of 100 and we distributed leaflets on the forthcoming NewYear/FreshJazz series. Afterwards, 15 of us enjoyed an excellent supper next door at the Old Cinema Taverna.

 

Musicians Performing: Natalia Lezedova – piano, Andreas Constantinou – violin, Andrew Hogbin – piano, Tina Chester – soprano, Maxim Kindyakov – piano, Anna Senkova & Vigel – vocal, Blue Jar – Lesley and Tommy Locke - violin/guitar, Coral Bay Dancers – violin/laoutu/4 dancers, Petros – leader, Harmony – 14-piece choir. Our thanks go to all the musicians who performed for no fee, with such passion and professionalism.

 

Volunteers Attending: Andrew Oliver, Andrew Hogbin, Tina Chester, Geoff Greavy, Dave Makay, Simon Mesquita, Fiona Greavy, Keith Cousins, Peter Williams, Monica Williams, Linda Maidment, Keith McEwen, Jill Ward, Susan Cousins, Marion Lewis, Karolina Boron, Derek Towner, Lynn Greirson, Marian McEwen. This was a great team effort, so thanks to all!

 

Members Attending: June Megennis, Charles Megennis, Tony Crow, Paula Devlin, Leo Kelly. 

 

Apologies for Absence: Mike Lavey, Maggie Wright, Eva Rylander, Russel Thomson Dredge, Allen Robson, Fiona Paton, Anthea Garrod, Alf Oldman, Marylin Oldman, Angela Crow, Gaynor Warriner.

 

Forthcoming Events:

Thursday 13 December 8pm, Clarinet Recital, Technopolis 20. Tel: 70002420.

Monday 17 December 3pm, Christmas Concert, Technopolis 20. Tel: 70002420. Thursday 27 December 10am, Board Meeting, Geoff & Fiona’s.

Friday 4 January 8pm, Jazz Concert, Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Tuesday 8 January 8pm, Jazz Concert, Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

NOTE: Please let me know asap if you are available to staff these two jazz concerts.

 

Next Meeting for all Volunteers and Members:

Thursday 10 January 11am, General Meeting, Ananas 8bit Coffee Paphos.

Directions: Head down the Polis road and turn right at the traffic lights at Papantoniou Supermarket. Go over the small cross roads and the venue will be found on the right. It is open 9.30am – 10.30pm daily. There is on street parking opposite and a car park just past the venue on the right. ANANAS 8 BIT COFFEE, 35 Athinas Street, Paphos. Tel: 26600126.

NOTE: Please let me know asap if you are available to attend this meeting.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Andrew Oliver

Dear PML Volunteers and Members

 

The first two Winter Music Festival concerts produced excellent performances, were well supported and profitable, so many thanks to Mike, Linda and Andrew H for organising everything. We are fast approaching a bank balance of €1,000, which means we are now well placed to support concerts that otherwise might never happen.

 

We can further improve our ticket selling skills. Please forward emailed concert details to your contacts. See attached. If you use Social Media, please share some of my posts on Facebook. Today I have posted and emailed details of our next concert: FIFTY SHADES OF RUSSIAN MUSIC with the exceptional Natalia Lezedova (piano) and Anastasia Maximova Gonsales Moreau (mezzo soprano), on Thursday 29 November 8pm, at the School of Music Arts Paphos. Please reserve your tickets with Derek at Tel: 99078018, Email: derekincyprus@gmail.com. Please also tell the people in your activity groups and see if you can get up a party to come to the concert together. There is a super Taverna just across the road, ideal for pre or post-concert refreshment!

 

The wide diversity of our concerts means we don’t have just one set of followers who attend everything we do, but rather lots of different audiences who will come to specific events, just as long as we reach out to them all.

 

 

The Mayor of Pegeia has agreed to purchase a new concert grand piano and sponsor our Cultural Event on 12 December at 6pm at the Cultural Centre of Pegeia, plus four jazz concerts there, which means we can offer free entrance to all and still afford the pay the jazz musicians, whilst on 12 December around a dozen local musicians will perform for free to test out the new hall and entertain us. Thanks to Andrew Hogbin for coming up with the original idea and for the huge support from Paula, Leo, Petra, Anastasia, Mike, Tina, Keith, Marian and Dan. A real team effort - bravo! I look forward to seeing you at a concert soon!

 

Many thanks

Andrew

MINUTES – PML Volunteers Meeting: Monday 12 November 10am Technopolis 20 Paphos.

 

Present: Andrew Oliver, Keith McEwen, Derek Towner, Lynn Greirson, Allen Robson, Maggie Wright, Andrew Hogbin, Sarah Coyne, Teddy Slavecheva, Linda Maidment, Eva Rylander, Karolina Boron, Geoff Greavy, Fiona Greavy, Marian McEwen, Dan Merson, Anthea Garrod, Tina Chester, June Megennis, Charles Megennis, Mike Lavey, David Sanders (22).

Apologies for absence: Marilyn Oldman, Alf Oldman, Suzanne Cousins, Keith Cousins, Marion Lewis, Jill Ward, Simon Mesquita, Paula Devlin, Peter Williams. Monica Williams, Janice Ruffle, Russell Thomson Dredge, Marion Campey, Fiona Patton (15).

 

Andrew expressed his thanks and appreciation for such a large number of delegates attending and noted that those that gave their apologies were indicating their continued support. The total of ‘fully engaged’ Volunteers and Members now appears to be around 37 people which is marvelous.

 

The Mission Statement, name and logo: After a detailed debate it was decided to use just one name (Paphos Music Lovers) and logo (to be designed by Fiona) to cover all activities and to improve the mission statement as below. The purpose of Paphos Music Lovers is to develop, support and organise quality music and concerts in all genres throughout Paphos and provide a free and comprehensive arts publicity service.

 

Publicity service: We are now inviting all nationalities via Social Media in order to broaden the audience. It was noted that a large number of Russians, Germans and Scandinavians are now attending concerts, along with the British and many other nationalities. Maggie suggested that all who are on Social Media can help the publicity effort by sharing Andrew’s Facebook posts. A listings magazine is still in mind.

 

Association: We now have enough members and the lawyer has started the process to register the Association. Treasurer Lynn gave a financial report and all is on track, though it will take a long time!

 

Fundraising: There was a debate about fundraising concerts, commercial sponsorship and crowdfunding, in order to bring our balance at the bank to around €10,000, which is the target figure needed to support all types of events we may plan in the future. It was decided that sponsorship, donations and fundraising concerts were the best vehicles for us to raise money at present, and crowdfunding may be used in future to purchase items, such as equipment or a piano.

 

Translator: We still urgently need a Greek-speaking translator to check Google Translate.

 

Cultural Centre of Pegeia: A new venue open to us; we plan an Open Evening on Wednesday 12 December at 6pm, subject to confirmation from Pegeia Mayor, which will be an ideal opportunity to introduce the venue to local residents, test the systems and maybe perform a little informal music. Andrew H, Keith and Marian will pursue an early meeting to confirm this date and a number of future concerts and the purchase of a new concert grand piano. Mike will also attend, in order to assess the sound and light equipment installed there and Andrew O will endeavour to borrow a piano as a temporary instrument until a concert grand can be supplied. It was noted that Brexit meeting at the Centre, on 27 November would be a good time to circulate flyers promoting the Open Evening and jazz concerts etc.

 

Technopolis 20: We can help by spreading the word about events at this venue. Christiane is making 65 cushions to improve the comfort. Allen suggested earlier start times might encourage more concert-goers and Tina commented that sometimes this is not possible for music teachers, coming straight from classes.

 

Concert programme: the following dates were discussed and roles assigned

 

WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tuesday 13 November 8pm, Sorin Alexandru Horlea (violin, viola) & Savvas Lagou (violin), Technopolis 20 Paphos. Production Manager – Mike Lavey, Cashier – Linda Maidment.

Tuesday 20 November 6pm, Organ Recital - Paul Timmins, Ayias Kyriaki Church. Organiser - Andrew Hogbin.

Thursday 29 November 8pm, Natalia Lezedova (piano) and Russian mezzo-soprano Anastasia Maksimova Gonsales Moreau, School of Music Arts. Organisers - Derek and Lyn, assistant – Marion Lewis. The poster has now been changed.

Thursday 13 December 8pm, Tefkros Xydas (viola), George Georgiou (clarinet) & Mariola Charitidou (piano), Technopolis 20. Organiser – Mike Lavey, cashier – Linda Maidment. Monday 17 December 3pm, Christmas Concert – Tina Chester, Ivelina Ruseva, Technopolis 20. Organisers – Teddy Slavcheva, Linda Maidment, Marian McEwen, cashier – Lynn Grierson.

 

NEWYEAR/FRESHJAZZ FESTIVAL

Friday 4 January 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, The Carmen Ghian Duo. Free entrance. Organiser: Keith, Bar: Lynn, Sound/light: Mike/Geoff.

Tuesday 8 January 8pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia. The Bizios/Rodosthenous/Xydias Band, George Bizios/Electric Guitar, Andreas Rodosthenous/Bass and Stelios Xydias/Drums. Free entrance. Organiser: Derek, Bar: Lynn, Sound/light: Mike.

Sunday 13 January 6pm, Darcy’s, €10, food available, Avant Tout piano/vocal duo – piano/vocal. Organiser: Keith, Sound: Mike/Tina.

Sunday 20 January 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Loukas Louka Trio Free entrance. Organiser: Keith, Bar: Lynn, Sound/light: Mike/Geoff.

Wednesday 30 January 7pm, Anavargos Tavern, €25 inc dinner. Jazz /Tapas, Blue Jar Gypsy Jazz. Organiser: Derek/Lynn.

Sunday 10 February 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Trio Frission. Free entrance. Organiser: Teddy, Bar: Tina, Sound/light: Mike/Tina.

Sunday 17 February 6pm, Darcy’s, €10, food available, The Christina Doxa Trio with Alexis Kasinos (guitar) and Costas Challoumas (bass). Organiser: Keith, sound: Mike/Tina.

Tuesday 19 February 8pm, Ananas 8bit Coffee, €10, Conversation Between Brothers. Organisers: Geoff/Fiona.

Wednesday 27 February 7pm, Anavargos Tavern, €25 inc dinner. Jazz/Tapas, Melissa & Costas Jazz Funk. Organiser: Derek. Fundraiser with FOC band.

Saturday 2 March 7pm, Annabelle Hotel or Aliathon, Paphos Big Band (€2,500, sponsorship needed) waiting for hotel to confirm. Organiser: Keith plus team: Daniel, Derek, Lynn.

 

MARCH BACH BIRTHDAY FEST – proposed at Technopolis 20, Annas 8bit Coffee, School of Music Arts, Annabelle, Church, Stage One, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Evengalismos hospital roof terrace, care home, hospice. About 6 events throughout March. Birthday: Friday 21 and/or Sunday 31 March. Piano recital, organ recital, student’s concert, illustrated talk, dinner, choral concert, birthday party, chamber music concert, jazz film or concert We have musicians willing to perform and Organisers are urgently required.

 

APRIL/MAY

Pegeia Spring Festival – Organiser Andrew Hogbin is booking 5/6 concerts late April/May for the new Cultural Centre of Pegeia.

Saturday 11 May. Drousia Dixie 7, Darcy’s, €17.50 including souvla. Organisers – Marian & Keith. Sponsor required.

Paphos Seasons – May to August – Organiser Dan Merson has fixed a large number of top quality large scale concerts at the Castle and Ancient Odeon as part of a major cultural tourism initiative.

 

JUNE

CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis, Saturday 22 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor Paphos. Free entrance. Organisers – Marian & Keith. Sponsor?

Papageorgiou String Quartet, Saturday 29 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor Paphos. Free entrance. Organisers – Marian & Keith. Sponsor?

 

JULY/AUGUST OUTDOOR MUSIC - proposed Raised Voices – choral Music Fest – pop/rock showcase Ethnological Museum, classical recitals?

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Ideas? Crossover? Indian? The Place Arts Complex, organisers – Marian & Keith

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

As the meeting was over-running. Andrew thanked everyone, called a halt and went to lunch!

 

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 12 December 6pm, Cultural Centre of Pegeia, Open evening, followed by dinner at the Old Cinema Tavern next door.

The minutes of the PCV MEETING, Tuesday 16 October 5pm - School of Music Arts

 

Present: David Sanders, Fiona Greavy, Geoff Greavy, Marion Lewis, Linda Maidment, Andrew Oliver, June Megennis, Charles Megennis, Derek Towner, Lynn Grierson, Alfonso, Teddy Slavcheva, Daniel Merson, Marian McEwen, Keith McEwen, Russell Thomson Dredge.

 

Welcome: Andrew Oliver welcomed the delegates to the meeting and thanked Despina Constantinou for the free use of lovely little recital hall and re-iterated the mission of PML, which is to develop audiences for all genres of music in Paphos, by providing a comprehensive publicity service and organising concerts, with a network of 4,000 Supporters, 30 Volunteers and 20 Association Members.

 

Publicity service: Andrew explained that the Facebook followers and the website hits were at an all-time high and that the newsletter and Twitter subscribers were growing steadily. The proposed cultural listings magazine launch was abandoned due to a lack of advertisers and a new plan is being developed.

 

Association: More than 20 potential Members have stepped forward and the process of establishing an official Association is well underway.

 

Fundraising: We need to build up a fund of about €10,000 as working capital to under-write local concerts. This will be partly achieved through profits from our concerts. In addition, Daniel Merson agreed to look at commercial sponsorship and David Sanders will look at online crowd-funding.

 

Organisers: In addition to Derek, Lyn, Teddy and Andrew H, we now have Marian, Keith, Fiona and Geoff in that role and Karolina Boron, who sent her apologies has also offered to organise concerts, all of which is greatly appreciated.

 

Translator: We now have Angie Banfield translating English to Greek, which is vital to get listed on certain websites and for some local government proposals

 

Designer: Some of the organisers and musicians are able to produce their own poster designs. For the remainder, Fiona Greavy has agreed to design posters.

 

Concert programme:

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER - WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Five concerts are currently planned; first, four fund-raisers, then one regular concert (17 December) underwritten by PaMLA. All Volunteers and Members are urged to attend and bring their friends!

 

Tuesday 13 November 8pm, Sorin Alexandru Horlea (violin, viola) & Savvas Lagou (violin), Technopolis 20 Paphos. Production Manager – Mike Lavey, Cashier – Linda Maidment.

 

Tuesday 20 November 6pm, Organ Recital - Paul Timmins, Ayias Kyriaki Church. Organiser - Andrew Hogbin.

 

Thursday 29 November 8pm, Natalia Lezedova (piano) and Russian mezzo-soprano Anastasia Maksimova Gonsales Moreau, School of Music Arts. Organisers - Derek and Lyn, assistant – Marion Lewis.

 

Thursday 13 December 8pm, Tefkros Xydas (viola), George Georgiou (clarinet) & Mariola Charitidou (piano), Technopolis 20. Organiser – Mike Lavey, cashier – Linda Maidment.

 

Monday 17 December 3pm, Christmas Concert – Tina Chester, Ivelina Ruseva, Technopolis 20. Organisers – Teddy Slavcheva, Linda Maidment, Marian McEwen, cashier – Lynn Grierson.

 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY NEW/YEAR - FRESH/JAZZ, 6 - 8 shows in Jan/Feb 2019. Already 10 great jazz ensembles have offered to appear and they are currently being matched to venues.

Themis – Waiting for a new music licence

Annanas 8bit Coffee, organisers – Fiona & Geoff

Anavargos Tavern, organiser – Derek will look at it

Darcy’s, organisers – Marian & Keith

Elysium or Annabelle, organisers – Daniel, Derek, Lynn, Fiona, Geoff, Keith

 

MARCH BACH BIRTHDAY FEST – proposed at Technopolis 20, Annas 8bit Coffee, School of Music Arts, Annabelle, Church, Stage One, Evengalismos hospital roof terrace, care home, hospice. About 6 events throughout March. Birthday: Friday 21 and/or Sunday 31 March.

 

APRIL Ideas? Bass Monsters at the Annabelle.

 

MAY GARDEN PARTY - Dixie7 or Oompah Band – an afternoon fundraiser. Saturday 11 May. Darcy’s, €17.50 including soulvla. Organisers – Marian & Keith.

 

JUNE CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Paphos Big Band conducted by George Morfitis, Saturday 22 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor Paphos. Free entrance. Organisers – Marian & Keith. Papageorgiou String Quartet, Saturday 29 June 8.30pm, Attikon Outdoor Paphos. Free entrance. Organisers – Marian & Keith.

 

JULY/AUGUST OUTDOOR MUSIC - proposed Raised Voices – choral. Music Fest – pop/rock showcase. Ethnological Museum?

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Ideas? Crossover? The Place Arts Complex, organisers – Marian & Keith

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS Daniel gave an impressive presentation of his ideas for some high-quality large-scale concerts planned for 2019. He is well advanced with getting social media, sponsors, investors and artistes all on board and is currently fixing venues and a piano. Andrew offered to help with booking Tala and Pissouri amphitheatres and to check out the Aliathon theatre with Daniel. Daniel is seeking professional, qualified and experienced arts administrators for salaried positions within his team. Andrew offered to circulate a wanted advert for Daniel.

 

The meeting closed at 6.45pm and many of us crossed the road to the delightfully rustic Myrra Tavern for a super meal and a further two hours on concert gossip!

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday 12 November 10am, Technopolis 20.

The Minutes of the Paphos Cultural Volunteers meeting on Thursday 20 September 6pm, Coral Star

 

Present: Andrew Oliver, Linda Maidment, Allen Robson, Suzanne Cousins, Keith Cousins, Jill Ward, Eva Rylander, Simon Mesquita, Derek Towner, Lyn Greirson, Andrew Hogbin, Carole Eldridge, Teddy Slavcheva, Antonia Filppou

 

Introduction:

Andrew Oliver explained that Paphos Music Lovers is a non-profit service with a mission to build audiences for concerts and other cultural events in Paphos.

 

Publicity: Currently, this is achieved through a free publicity service operated by retired musician, Andrew Oliver. Andrew is connected with a network of some 4,000 concert-goers, musicians, concert promoters and arts journalists. He collects details of forthcoming events and posts them on the website: www.paphosmusiclovers.simplesite.com. He also posts the events each day on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MusicPaphos and also Facebook on his timeline, group and page:  www.facebook.com/groups/893216254149315/. Andrew also sends out a weekly emailed newsletter containing the following weeks’ events: you can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dyeXgr.

 

There are also plans for a cultural listings magazine, currently under study, with a team of eight (4 sales/4producton) and scheduled to be a 36 page glossy, colour magazine with a print run of 4,000, distributed free to 150 outlets (bars, restaurants, music venues, shops etc) and 150 kiosks (with a cover price).

 

Culture Detectives are needed to seek out details of forthcoming concerts and events well in advance and pass them to Andrew, for free listing on all the platforms. Teddy and Derek offered to help and in fact all present agreed to keep their eyes open for any events not currently listed, in order to attract more events.

 

Advertising Sales Representatives are needed to sell advertising space in the magazine to a few large organisations and brand leaders. We have a team of four (Ashraf, Maria, George and Antonia) and Jill also offered to source potential advertisers.

 

Magazine Distributors are required to take bulk copies of the magazine and distribute them to local outlets in Paphos. Jill, Eva, Derek and Lyn offered to help distribute magazines in their local areas.

 

Paphos Music Lovers Association: Andrew gets directly involved in helping concert promoters, charities, venues and musicians stage their events. Some high-quality concerts simply cannot be funded through ticket sales alone, so Andrew is currently setting up a non-profit, NGO called the Paphos Music Lovers Association (PaMLA) to collect donations and fund concerts and other arts projects in Paphos.

 

Fundraisers are needed who are connected with a large company, organisation or wealthy individual or can set up a crowd-funding campaign, or other fundraiser, in order to financially support the work of the Paphos Music Lovers Association. Currently we are still seeking a fundraiser with experience of Crowd-Funding.

 

Members are needed either to become passive or active members. These individuals will be drawn mostly from the concert-going audience. Twenty members are required in total, including 5 Board Member, of which three are active: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Lyn agreed to be Treasurer. Carole initially offered to be Secretary but upon reflection found she could not find the time to do the job effectively, so we are still seeking a Secretary, Andrew agreed to be Chairman and Russell agreed to be a non-active Board Member so we still need one more non-active Board Member. We need a further 15 ordinary Members (with no duties or responsibilities) and so far, six people (not at the meeting) come forward and if they join, we will then need a further 9 folks to join us in a passive/supportive role.

 

Concert Organisers are required to organise high quality classical and jazz concerts either as fund-raisers for PaMLA or as regular, commercial concerts, on behalf of PaMLA. Derek, Lyn, Andrew H and Teddy all agreed to be organisers and two more are currently needed to fill that role, as we have six concert coming up in the Winter.

 

Concert Assistants such as ticket collectors, ushers, bar staff, box office staff are required to assist concert organisers. Jill, Alan, Linda, Eva, Suzanne, Keith and Simon all offered their help, which is a fantastic response!

 

Winter Music Festival:

Six concerts are currently planned; first, five fund-raisers then one regular concert (17 December) underwritten by PaMLA.

 

Proposed programme

Despina Constantinou Piano Recital

One hour recital

A weekend night in early November? Will confirm later..

School of Music Arts

Organisers – Derek and Lyn


Sorin Alexandru Horlea and friends

Tuesday 13 November 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Organiser required please

 

Organ Recital Paul Timmins

Tuesday 20 November 6pm

Ayias Kyriaki Church

Organiser - Andrew Hogbin

 

Natalia Lezedova (piano) and Russian mezzo-soprano Anastasia Maksimova Gonsales Moreau (Russian music, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, romances, arias from operas and piano solo music)

One hour recital  

Thursday 29 November 8pm

School of Music Arts

Organisers - Derek and Lyn

 

George Georgiou: clarinet, viola, piano

Thursday 13 December 8pm

Technopolis 20
Organiser required please

 

Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December 3pm

Technopolis 20

Organisers – Teddy Slavcheva, Linda Maidment, Jill Ward

 

 

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