Four classical music concerts are taking place in Paphos, Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol this week as the Representative of the Latin Community in the House of Representatives organises events to celebrate music and the community.
November 4 at Markideion Theatre Paphos will see the first concert evening with three more to follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Nicosia on November 5, the St Mary of the Graces Catholic Church in Larnaca on Saturday 6 and St. Catherine’s Catholic Church at Limassol on Sunday 7. Performing the songs of the concerts will be the noted tenor Andreas Aroditis, member of the Latin Community. Along with him on stage will be soprano Sona Gargaloyan, Zbynex Maruska on the flute, Doros Zisimos on the violoncello and Aris Antoniades as the Artistic Director and head of orchestrations.
Starting at 8.30pm each night and lasting for one hour, the concerts will feature works by dell’ Acqua, Antoniades, Bellini, Fauré, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Strauss and Quilter. These evenings celebrate not only local talent and timeless composers but also the Latin community of the island.
“The concerts are an opportunity to promote the presence of the Latin Catholic Community in Cyprus and are a reminder of the European traditions and identity which the Latins brought with them to Cyprus,” say the organisers. “The works selected were originally written to be performed in a church setting, showing the influence of the Catholic Church in the development of Western classical music.” In a church or not, though that would be even more memorable, evenings of art songs are just around the corner.
An Evening of Art Song with Andreas Aroditis
Classical music concerts organised by the Representative of the Latin Community in the House of Representatives. November 4, Markideion Theatre, Paphos. November 5, the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Nicosia. November 6, St. Mary of the Graces Catholic Church, Larnaka. November 7, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Limassol. 8.30pm. €5. Tel.25-362045. [email protected]