Cyprus Mail

Voyaging through music

By Maria Gregoriou

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation (CySO) together with the Department of Secondary Education of the Ministry of Education invite you to two performances of the concert entitled Once Upon a Time… There was Music on Friday in Nicosia and Saturday in Limassol.

The concerts will take the audience on a rich journey guided by the magic of music, where the experience of musical cultures from ancient times up to today will be discovered.

Works from ancient Greek, Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Jazz and Contemporary music will be presented, as well as traditional Greek and Cypriot songs. This large variety of musical styles will certainly introduce something new to each person in the audience and give them the opportunity to have a feel for different parts of the world at different times in history.

The concerts will be performed by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with the participation of the Larnaca and Famagusta Music Lyceums Choirs, the Byzantine Choir of the Nicosia Music Lyceum, the Wind Band of the Limassol Music Lyceum and the Traditional Music Ensembles of Nicosia and Limassol Music Lyceums.
Artistic director of the CySO Alkis Baltas will be conducting the concerts, which are part of an educational programme which will take place on Thursday at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus.

Note that the concerts are also being given to highlight the worldwide movement against child labour, and take place under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Culture Dr. Costas Kadis.

Once Upon a Time…There was Music
Educational concert for selected primary, secondary and vocational schools. November 21. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/7. Tel: 22-313010
November 22. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €12/7. Tel: 77-777745

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