Wed Oct 12th 2016 to Fri Oct 14th 2016 at 20:30
Cyprus, Multiple locations, See the text

Event Details

A concert with one of the many waltzes by Chopin, as well as his Piano concerto no.2, the first one he wrote, in 1830 which abounds with sensual ornamentation, bewitching harmonies, and unmistakable references to Polish folk music.

As for Shchedrin’s Carmen suite, this came into existence in a rather roundabout fashion, after the composer was asked for a new ballet featuring Prosper Mérimée’s fiery heroine. Shchedrin however found it impossible to think of the story without Bizet's famous tunes going through his head, so in the end he decided to exploit the original opera, describing the process as "a creative meeting of minds". But this was the Soviet Union in the late 60's, and after the first performance it was banned by the authorities as "insulting to Bizet's masterpiece". It took Shostakovich's intervention to get the ballet back on the approved list, and it's since become Shchedrin's best-known work.
FR. CHOPIN: Waltz no. 2, op. 64 from the ballet Les Sylphides (orch.: W. Mc Dermott)
FR. CHOPIN: Piano concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21
R. SHCHEDRIN: Carmen suite
Soloist: Vadim Palmov (piano)
Conductor: Yiorgos Kountouris
In collaboration with the Russian Cultural Centre

Paphos: Wednesday12 October 2016
Apostolos Pavlos Gymnasium, 20:30
Limassol: Thursday 13 October 2016
Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Nicosia: Friday 14 October 2016
Russian Cultural Centre, 20:30
Ticket prices:
€12, €7 (young people 18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (young people 12-18 yrs), €3 (children under 12)
Ticket presales:
Apostolos Pavlos Gymnasium (20 Andreas Vlamis, 8025 Paphos)

  • At the concert venue 3 hours before the concert
Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040, Tel.: 77777745)
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  • At the theatre Box Office 4 weeks prior the concert day (Mo-Fr 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-13:00) and on the concert day from 19:00-20:30 
Pallas Theatre (Regenis and Arsinoes corner, Nicosia 1010, Tel. 22 410181)
  • Online at the CySO Foundation website:
  • At the Theatre box office every Wednesday, 16:00-19:00 and on the concert day, 18:30-20:30
Information: 22 463144,

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