Two concerts bring quality musical evenings to cities around the country this week. The Premiere 2 concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will take place in Nicosia and Paphos featuring prominent Greek maestro Michalis Economou and young Polish trumpet soloist Aleksander Kobus.

The concert series will begin from Paphos on Friday evening and continue in Nicosia on Saturday. The distinguished trumpet soloist will present the Cyprus premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s highly demanding Concertino for trumpet, which he recorded with the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by the composer himself. Kobus will also perform Joseph Haydn’s sparkling and delightful Trumpet concerto in E flat.

In this versatile concert, the audience will also hear the work Confused Ostinato by Cypriot composer Akis Pavlou as well as Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a romantic masterpiece which exudes warmth and optimism.

As the month ends, the Pharos Arts Foundation will present a fascinating cello and piano recital with the Spanish cellist Pau Codina joining forces with the Portuguese pianist Marta Menezes. On November 30, the two musicians will put on an intimate recital at The Shoe Factory in old Nicosia delivering an exciting programme steeped in the musical richness and originality of Portuguese and Spanish heritages, with works by L.v. Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, Luís de Freitas Branco and Gaspar Cassadó.

Premiere 2

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. November 17. Markideio Theatre, Paphos. November 18. Pallas Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm.

Cello and Piano Recital

With Spanish cellist Pau Codina and Portuguese pianist Marta Menezes. November 30. The Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8.30pm. 22-663871