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Sounds of an Emperor

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In a much-anticipated concert coming up next week, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the giant of classical music Ludwig van Beethoven with one of his most celebrated works, the Fifth Piano Concerto, also known as the ‘Emperor’ – a nickname created in the mid-nineteenth century by the London-based publisher Johann Baptist Cramer.

“To interpret this truly grandiose work,” said the Orchestra, “we welcome on stage the internationally acclaimed pianist Martino Tirimo. Alongside the concerto, you will hear Saint-Saën’s brilliant Second Symphony, a work full of imagination and youthful energy. A treat of divine masterpieces, under the firm baton of maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe.”

Three cities will host sounds of an Emperor with Nicosia and the Municipal Theatre being the first one on October 22. The following day, the Orchestra will travel to Larnaca Municipal Theatre for a concert before concluding this series of performances at Rialto Theatre, Limassol on October 24. All shows will begin at 8.30pm with tickets available from



Concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with pianist Martino Tirimo and maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe. October 22, Nicosia Municpal Theatre. October 23, Larnaca Municipal Theatre and October 23 Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €5-17. Information: 22 463144,

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