“As from afar the magic notes of Mozart’s music still gently haunt me… Thus does our soul retain these fair impressions, which no time, no circumstances can efface, and they lighten our existence. They show us in the darkness of this life a bright, clear, lovely distance, for which we hope with confidence. O Mozart, immortal Mozart, how many, oh how endlessly many such comforting perceptions of a brighter and better life hast thou brought to our souls!”
With these words, Franz Schubert expresses his great esteem and admiration for the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Such indelible bright impressions the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra hopes that their concerts on October 15 and 16 bring to audiences as well. To conduct the two classical masterpieces, Mozart’s Symphony no. 40 and Schubert’s Symphony no. 5, the Orchestra welcomes back on stage maestro Alkis Baltas.
The Thessaloniki-born conductor has been artistic director and conductor of numerous orchestras and operas in his career, including our very own Cyprus Symphony Orchestra between 2011 and 2017. It is then a special concert for the Orchestra to work together again with a former artistic director.
The Classical Masterpieces concert will first entertain Nicosia residents with a concert on Thursday at Pallas Theatre, before travelling to Markideio Theatre in Paphos the following day. Both performances will begin at 8.30pm with tickets being sold on www.cyso.org.cy
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra concert with maestro Alkis Baltas. October 15, Pallas theatre, Nicosia. October 16, Markideio theatre, Paphos. 8.30pm. Tickets via www.cyso.org.cy