Cyprus Mail

A great musical mosaic

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will present something a little different in Limassol tomorrow and in Nicosia on Friday under the name Musical Mosaic.

The two performances could be considered unconventional for the classical music scene, as they will feature the santouri and the euphonium, two instruments that do not immediately come to mind.

Soloist Angelina Tkatcheva – from Belarus – will play the santouri while James McVicar – from Scotland – will be on the euphonium. Together with the artistic director Alkis Baltas and members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the soloists will perform works by composers from Armenia, Greece, Belarus, Italy, America and the UK.

The Musical Mosaic will bring together the ‘Armenian Capricci, no. 2 and 3’ by Hovanesyan, three dances from ‘Archipelago’ by Tenidis, ‘Tonight at Midnight’ by Baltas, ‘Prelude’ and ‘Allegro’ for santouri and orchestra by Smolsky, ‘The Birds’ by Respighi, ‘Summer Isles’ for solo euphonium and strings by Sparke and ‘Fantaisie Originale’ for solo euphonium and orchestra by Picchi.

Musical Mosaic
Concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. June 16. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €12/7. Tel: 77-777745
June 17. Pallas Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/7. Tel: 22-463144

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