The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra has quality music entertainment planned for each season of the year and now they’re ready to blast everyone into spring with their Easter concerts.
Taking into consideration both the Orthodox and the Catholic Easter that fall one week apart this year, CySO has ensured that its concert caters for both. It will begin with funereal and mourning music, with the second of the three works of the programme featuring the warm, introspective and solemn tone of the viola, lending, some would venture to say, a melancholy note to the first part of the evening given the imminent commemoration of the Divine Passion.
Easter, however, is also a time for rejoicing, for the Resurrection of the Christ inevitably follows His Passion, and it’s in this spirit that the orchestra’s Artistic Director and conductor Jens Georg Bachmann has chosen Haydn’s Symphony no. 97 as the last in a long line of brilliant and festive ‘trumpet and drum’ symphonies in C major by the Austrian composer.
Soloist for the night will be Krzysztof Wrobel on viola. The concerts are set to take place in Nicosia on Tuesday at the Pallas Theatre and in Paphos on Wednesday at the Markideion Municipal Theatre.
Grief and Resurrection
Easter concerts by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. April 16. Pallas Theatre, Nicosia. April 17. Markideion Municipal Theatre, Paphos. 8.30pm. €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18). Tel: 22-463144