Official Handover Ceremony
Friday 29 December 2017
Markideio Theatre 20:00
As the year of the title comes to its end for Pafos, the Organisation Pafos2017 and the City of Pafos hand over the title to representatives of the European Capitals of Culture for 2018, Valetta (Malta) and Leeuwarden (Netherlands).
The official part of the ceremony will be followed by a concert featuring the great work of Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125. The fourth and last movement of the symphony is a musical setting of Friedrich Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy”, which is the Anthem of the European Union.
With the participation of the soloists Annemarie Kremer, Soprano (Netherlands), Dina Strani, Mezzo-Soprano (Greece), Nico Darmanin, Tenor (Malta), Kyros Patsalides, Baritone (Cyprus), the Cyprus Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Voices (London).
Artistic Director & Conductor: Yiannis Hadjiloizou
With the Support of the British Council in Cyprus.
*Entrance by invitation only