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From Gounaris to Sinatra

It’s time for the youth to take the stage and showcase their talent with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra presenting two performances titled From Gounaris to Sinatra, a special live musical documentary about world art song next Tuesday in Limassol and Wednesday in Nicosia.

The evening will take the audience on a journey from Greece to America with some unforgettable melodies from last century (1900-1970) that have left a lasting mark on people’s hearts and will include narration and slide projections.

A varied selection of songs including Asta ta Mallakia Sou, La Vie en Rose, I Did It My Way, that are loved by people around the globe and immortalised by the voices of great singers from Nicos Gounaris to Frank Sinatra, will be interpreted by renowned soloists Kyros Patsalides, Zoe Nicolaidou and Vakia Stavrou.

The artists will be accompanied by the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra (CyYSO) with the participation of the Aris Choir of Limassol (choirmaster: Solon Kladas). The songs have been orchestrated especially for this production by Vicky Stylianou, who also wrote the script of this special musical documentary. Actor Petros Georgadjis will be the narrator and the Artistic Director-Conductor Yiorgos Kountouris.

Running for 27 years, the Orchestra has over 80 members aged 9 to 26, selected through auditions. Promoting music, training young musicians for professional careers and building future audiences, CyYSO is considered the most important youth music ensemble of the country.

Aris choir dates back even further, currently in its 81st year of existence. A well-travelled musical ensemble that has performed around Europe, Aris has collaborated with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra as well and recorded four albums and three CDs with works of Cypriot and Greek composers.

From Gounaris to Sinatra
A special live musical documentary about world art song by the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, ARIS Choir of Limassol and selected artists. March 12. Pattihio Municipal Theatre, Limassol. March 13. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18). Tel: 22-463144



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