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Strumming 100 guitars in Larnaca

Larnaca will be taken over by the melodies of 100 guitars on Monday when The Cyprus Guitar Orchestra and other participating musicians and choirs will perform.

After leading many concerts in Greece, conductor Vangelis Bountounis will lead this big-scale concert – which is advertised as the biggest guitar events ever to be held in Cyprus – together with artistic director Antonis Koizas.

Members of the Cyprus Guitar Orchestra – who perform musical works especially written for guitar ensembles as well as instrumental arrangements of famous musical works for guitar – together with soloists Giorgos and Stelios Golgaris, will also be joined on stage by the Cyprus Guitar Trio, the Piraeus Guitar Ensemble and the String Demons.

The Cyprus Guitar Trio – Vasilios Avraam, Giorgos Christophi and Sokratis Leptos – will lead a musical adventure through the works of Boccherini, Vivaldi, Bizet, Guridi, Farkas, Pujol, Kaps, Dyens, Hindemith and Gragnani written or adapted for three guitars.

The Piraeus Guitar Ensemble was created with the support of the world Guitar Orchestra of the World Guitar Association and the International Art Academy. It was established by Georgos Fountoulis and it is a community of students, musicians and collaborators from all over the world.

The String Demons are Constantinos on the cello and Lydia Boudounis on the violin. The pair intertwine classical music with heavy metal, while the traditional and folk music genres are blended with rock music in a repertoire that ignites the crowds with compositions by Iron Maiden, Queen, Hadjidakis, Bach, Vivaldi, Theodorakis, Tsitsanis and many more.

The performance is part of the Larnaca Festival 2018.

100 Guitars
Live performance by the Cyprus Guitar orchestra. July 2. Pattihio Theatre, Larnaca. 9pm. €10/15. Tel: 24-665795

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