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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.