The island of Syros, from August 7 -9 will host the International Classical Music Festival of the Cyclades, an annual, summer event, which this year will host artists from Norway, Sweden, Turkey and Greece.
Held for the 13th year in a row, the festival will feature classical masterpieces of chamber music and opera arias by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Piazzola, performed by renowned soloists and ensembles.
Among them is the MiN Ensemble from Norway; the Cyclades Festival Ensemble from Greece; Izmir National Opera baritone Teyfik Rodos; pianists Ai Motohashi and Triantafyllos Liotis and Greek National Opera cellist Nikolaos Prevezianos.
Yannos Margaziotis, violinist of the Greek National Opera, is the festival’s artistic director.
All concerts will be held at the “Apollon” theater in Ermpoupolis, which was built in the 19th century as a smaller scale replica of “La Scala” in Milan. This year’s festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, among other organizations.
Monday, August 9 – Chamber Music Jewels Ι
W. A. Mozart – Sonata for violin & piano No. 23 in D major, K. 306
J. Haydn – Piano Trio in G major (Gipsy trio)
D. Shostakovich – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
Tuesday, August 8 –
Chamber Music Jewels IΙ
J. S. Bach – Sonata No.1 in G Major, BWV 1027 (Arr. for cello and piano)
L. van Beethoven – Sonata for violin and piano No.5. Op24. Spring
A Bass in Opera
G. F. Handel – Serse, Ombra mai fu
Α. Scarlatti – Gia il sole dal Gange
B. Marcello – Il mio bel foco
G. F. Handel
Orlando, Zoroastro aria – Sorge infausta una procella
Imeneo, Argenio aria – Di cieca notte allor
J. Massenet – Élégie
Y. Tura – Gidem Dedim (Turkish song)
Wednesday, August 9 – Nordic Passion
J. Brahms – Piano quintet in in F minor, Op. 34
A. Piazzolla (Arr. Marco Mazzeo) – Libertango – Oblivion – Ave Maria
C. Gardel (Arr. Marco Mazzeo) – Por Una Cabeza