The Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Opap Cyprus, and the Cyprus Olympic Committee will present a unique concert this June dedicated to Olympic Day, celebrated on June 23. A day before that, young musicians, narrators, athletes and a conductor come together at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre for an Ode to Olympism.
“The International Olympic Committee, founded on June 23, 1984,” say concert organisers, “revived the Ancient Olympic Games along with the values of fair play and sportsmanship, which are shared by both sports and culture.
“In this concert, athletes become musicians and musicians become athletes while they project messages of peace, friendship, solidarity, respect, and hope the same way these messages were portrayed through significant moments in the history of modern Olympic Games. Such messages, need to be shared during the challenging times humanity is now confronted with.”
The audience will enjoy simultaneous projections of the most important and emotional moments of the Olympic Games, embellished by the sounds of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra. Wednesday’s programme will include works by Vangelis, Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Williams, texts narrated by Savvas Kosiaris and scripts and orchestrations by Vicky Stylianou.
Ode to Olympism
Concert by the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, OPAP Cyprus, and the Cyprus Olympic Committee. June 22. Nicosia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 7.30pm. €12. www.cyso.org.cy