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July 2017

Bridging Life and Death

20:30 — 23:30

Inspired by the exhibition Life of the Dead organised by Moesgaard Museum and the Society of Cyprus Studies, the project Bridging Life and Death is an unusual tour through the archaeological site of the Tombs of the Kings. Here, the silence of the dead is perceived as the music accompanying life. The tour will be concluded in the third emblematic tomb where Timotheos Stylianides will perform a guitar recital and Maria Andreou will offer her storytelling-performance. The mysticism of the…

Cyprus Rhymes of Love

20:30 — 21:30

27 July 2017 – Polemi Village, 20:30 The Travelling Stage takes this performance to three different venues, in spaces that are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated. Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous, Orchestration: Michalis Kouloumis. Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti. Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Pegeia Ziarkas and Yiannis Koutis. The love songs will…

The truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road…

Luz Casal

20:30 — 23:30

Luz Casal, one of the most famous stars of the Spanish music scene, who has released dozens of albums and has sold millions of records, is a true star of the music world transferring her own musical tradition throughout the world successfully and winning awards and prizes such as the famous Goya Award. She has worked with many renowned and important artists, and she is constantly experimenting with new genres. The Travelling Stage hosts the warm and soulful voice of…

The Truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road by the…

Cyprus Rhymes of Love

20:30 — 21:45

30 July 2017, Κallepia Village, 20:30 The Travelling Stage takes this performance in the second venue (Kallepia Village). The main idea is that the places were the concert take place are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated. Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous.Orchestration: Michalis Kouloumis. Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti. Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Pegeia Ziarkas and…

The Truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road by the…

August 2017

Soneros de Verdad

21:00 — 22:00

The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 and the Municipality of Pegeia present the authentic and diverse rhythms of Cuban music, from the second generation of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club. The  band, of which Pio Leyva was one of its founding members, is led by Luis Frank Arias, a genuine representative of Son Cubano, who combines masterfully the new with the old. Participating artists: Luis Frank Arias (vocals), Leriosver Moracen Alemani (trumpet), Nicolás Sirgado (bass, vocals), Sergio Veranes…

Cyprus Rhymes of Love

20:30 — 21:45

2nd August 2017, Pegeia, 20:30  The Travelling Stage takes this performance in the third venue (Pegeia Village). The main idea is that the places were the concert take place are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated. Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous.Orchestration:Michalis Kouloumis. Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti. Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Pegeia Ziarkas and Yiannis Koutis.…

Moons and Stars / Music without borders

20:30 — 21:30

The famous Acordes Guitar Ensemble (with nine guitars and a contrabass) presents a programme edited by Evagoras Karageorgis and Zoi Paisanou-Marcou, with guitar pieces from the Mediterranean, Europe and Latin America, as well as traditional Cypriot melodies adapted by Evagoras Karageorgis. Singer: Pavlina Constantopoulou Βuy your tickets HERE

Moons and Stars / Second life – Eleftheria Arvanitaki

22:00 — 23:00

Eleftheria Arvanitaki gives a unique performance of poetry set to music, proving once more how the art of her interpretation can bring out extreme sensitivity, the dynamic of expression and the deep meanings of each individual verse. Orchestration: Alexandros Drakou Ktistakis. Musicians: Giorgos Georgiades (bass), Alexandros Drakou Ktistakis (drums), Yiannis Kyrimkyrides (piano), Nikos Mermigkas (lafta, bouzouki, laouto, mandolin), Dimitris Tsakas (saxophone). Sponsors: OPAP & EAC Hospitality Sponsors: Aphrodite Hills & Atlantica Hotels & Resorts   Ticket for both events: €20…

Moons and Stars / The Mediterranean meets the Balkans

20:30 — 21:30

The Amalgamation Project balance between the Mediterranean sounds and the Balkan musical tradition, celebrating the richness of polyphony by the female vocal group Amalgamation Choir. Vasiliki Anastasiou (vocals, research, compositions), Ermis Michael (guitar, orchestration), Alkis Agathokleous (ney), Pavlos Carvalho (cello), Argyro Christodoulou and Evri Demetriou (vocals). Βuy your tickets HERE

Moons and Stars / Weddings and Funerals – Goran Bregovic

22:00 — 23:00

Goran Bregovic presents a world of unique sounds and exciting musical performances, confirming his talent to bring contrasting elements together, and what superficially seems not to match. His music, highly influenced by the Balkan tradition, is famous for the brass instruments, the traditional Bulgarian polyphonies, the electric guitar, the traditional percussion instruments and the string instruments. A frantic hymn to the beauty of life. Sponsors: OPAP & EAC Hospitality Sponsors: Aphrodite Hills & Atlantica Hotels & Resorts Ticket for both…

From Mycenae to Pafos

20:30 — 23:30

Putting historical sites into the spotlight through various events is one of the objectives of the Open Air Factory. At the Musuem of Nothing, at the Maa Palaiokastro area, a music concert is organised, written especially for this purpose by the Cypriot composer Savvas Savva, depicting the Mycenaean colonization in Pafos and highlighting the historicity of the area. With a piano and an extended selection of percussion instruments (bells, xylophone, drums etc.) the composer will take full advantage of the…

From Odyssey to C. P. Cavafy

20:30

The poetry of C.P. Cavafy narrated by the great actor George Kimoulis carries a sense of nostalgia for a human voice lost, allowing Thodoris Economou to approach it musically and shed light on man’s passions and faults. Through Robert Wilson’s Odyssey, the lights dim and the music takes us to the myth of Ulysses, as envisioned by Thodoris Economou. The terms “Destination” and “Ulysses” function as keywords for Cavafy’s “Ithaca” with which George Kimoulis begins his narration, before the music…

Misia – The Soul of Fado

20:30 — 23:30

Misia is today perhaps the most famous voice of fado after Amalia Rodrigues. Utilizing the traditional form of Portuguese music, she creates and constantly renews fado with new material, bringing fado, in this way, closer to the new members of the audience. She often performs in Europe and Asia and her recordings are sold in hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world. Through her songs in her latest album, “Para Amalia”, she honours the ‘immortal priestess’ of fado,…

Traditional lullabies

20:30 — 23:30

Trio NeRo is a music group that focuses on the re-definition of lullabies from Cyprus, Greece and Asia Minor filtered through a blend of musical traditions with elements of contemporary classical music, funk, rock, jazz, as well as samples of pre-recorded lullabies. The band consists of Christos Agathocleous (electric bass & petal), Nektarios Rodosthenous (vocals, electric guitar) and George Savva (percussion, sampling / tape operator). Trio NeRo will also present an original song written by composer George Rodosthenous and poet…

Lingua Franca Ensemble

20:30 — 23:30

Musicians from Cyprus, Greece and Germany form this dynamic ensemble, that will perform in the context of the Travelling Stage. Members of the ensemble carry with them their personal and musical experiences on a musical quest, during which the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean meet with Western elements and create a colourful musical landscape. Different music creations and traditions lead the audience on a journey of emotions,  seeking euphoria of the soul and the mind. Participating musicians: Michalis Cholevas (Greece):…

2017 Musical Minutes! Five pianos, Five Days, Five places

Duration: 20.8.2017 – 03.09.2017 Five pianos will be exhibited for five days at a different location every day. A travelling interactive installation that will amount to a total of 2,017 minutes of music! Pianists, students and the general public will be able to test them and play on them. On the first day the pianos will be exhibited at Pafos Town Hall Square, on the second day they will be in Pegeia, on the third at Geroskipou Square, the fourth at Makarios…

2017 Musical Minutes! Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places

16:30 — 22:00

Five new pianos will be exhibited for five days at a different location each day. A travelling interactive installation that includes a total of 2017 minutes of music! Of course the pianos are not to be presented as mere exhibits, since musicians but also students and visitors will be able to test their skills on the piano keys. On the first day of the event the pianos will be exhibited at the 28th October Square, followed by Geroskipou Square, Makarios…

September 2017

Piano Street – Five steps into the Future

20:30 — 22:00

The pattern of the five pianos is repeated here in a different version, with the pianos placed along Makarios Avenue and the audience moving from one piano to the next. Five pianists from Pafos and other cities from Cyprus, namely Marianna Georgiou, Pantelitsa Socratous, Galina Dimova, Maria Avraam and Cleo Papadia give an open concert with pieces written for solo piano in the last 50 years curated by Christina Athinodorou. The pieces will include works by living Cypriot and European…

Cassandre

20:30 — 21:30

Based on the work by Christa Wolf, the opera presents the moment just before Cassandra, defeated by gods and people alike, falls in the hands of the Achaeans. In the little time she has left, Cassandra from Troy tells her story and her sufferings as a child, a lover, a prisoner and a woman. Director Hervé Loichemoi showcases the strength of his heroine, while composer Michael Jarrell dresses the performance with different music genres. Fanny Ardant, who has worked with some of…

Janus

20:30 — 23:30

The inspiration behind this project has been drawn from the Ibrahim’s Khan and its history. It includes musical adaptations, compositions for violin and cello, sound programming, animation screenings, and installations. For this project, the Khan acts as an allegory for the political and social reality and the coexistence between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities it used to represent, and the desire for this state of affairs to return. This audiovisual presentation focuses on the Khan and its transition…

Songs without borders

20:30 — 23:30

Cypriot songwriter and singer Vakia Stavrou is based in Paris and has a significant career in the international music world. Her own compositions as well as the other songs she performs carry the distinct mark of her voice and her musicality. As she sings in many languages, Vakia Stavrou is greatly loved amongst musicians and audiences around the world. She has worked with great musicians such as Carlos Bernardo in Paris who works with the Theatre du Soleil and Toda…

Alkinoos Ioannidis – Karine Polwart – Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra

20:30 — 22:00

The Open Air Factory hosts two artists whose musical journeys are full of lyricism and originality, full of broader social and philosophical connotations. Alkinoos Ioannides shares the stage with Karine Polwart from Scotland bridging Cypriot, Greek and Celtic sounds. The Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra will also take part in the event which resounds the motto “Linking Continents– Bridging Cultures”. Business Partner: Cooperative Central Bank Buy your tickets here

The Khoury Ensemble – From East to West

Three musicians, three brothers, famous for composing and performing original works of contemporary music of the East. The ensemble explores music of the Middle East adding elements from other cultures. These three artists have surpassed the limits and possibilities of their instruments and are considered top musicians of their generation. The Khoury brothers underpin their music in the great tradition and heritage of Arabic oriental music mixing in the contemporary music scene. They combine the oud, flute, qanun and violin…

Omar Faruk tekbilek – From East to West

20:30 — 23:30

Pafos will welcome one of the greatest personalities of oriental music and one of the most charismatic musicians of the Mediterranean. Omar Faruk Tekbilek has been active in the music world for over thirty years and has been influenced by the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. His music is deeply rooted in tradition, but combines elements from contemporary musical idioms. Tekbilek is inspired by religious mysticism, tradition, romance and imagination. Considering himself a messenger of peace, he collaborates with…

Oreka TX – From East to West

This music ensemble of Basque musicians uses the txlaparta (a special kind of Basque xylophone made of wood or stone), not just as a music instrument but also as a linking factor uniting the musicians with the audience. Oreka TX use improvisation and explore the capabilities of this musical instrument in music, rhythms and forms going beyond the Basque tradition. The group was created in 2001 and its members are Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente and Mikel Ugarte. In their…

José María Jiménez

20:30 — 23:30

José María Jiménez is a great musician of Roman origin, a virtuoso of the flamenco guitar, born in San Sebastian, Spain. Ever since he was 16 years old, he participated in the most prestigious flamenco school with Emilio Maya. He accompanied famous flamenco dancers and singers like Chonchi Heredia, Titi Flores, El Lebrijano, José Mercé, Potito, Mario Maya and Antonio Canales. He has also composed music for the performances of the dancer Nuria Cazorla with flautist Omar Acosta, and the…

October 2017

Zentralkapelle & Windkraft band

20:00 — 22:00

The music ensembles Zentralkapelle (Berlin) and Windkraft Band (Cyprus) come together in a musical celebration. The two bands played together for the first time in Cyprus in October 2015. After working together in Berlin, they made another appearance in Cyprus in July 2016. Now for the third time, the bands will excite their audience with a rich music programme including sounds from Blasmusik, funk and pop songs, Latin and traditional dances, in an effort to bring people closer through music.…

Zentralkapelle in Lemona

18:00 — 20:00

The music ensemble Zentralkapell (Berlin), is coming in Cyprus for a musical celebration. A day after Zentralkapell & Windcraft’s performance in Pafos the German band will be playing in Lemona Village. Zentralkapelle aims to excite their audience with a rich music programme including sounds from Blasmusik, funk and pop songs, Latin & traditional dances, in an attempt to bring people closer through music. * The German band Zentralkapelle will appear also on Sunday  1st of October at Pafos Castle Square at 8pm with the Cypriot band Windcraft.

November 2017

Re:Mains

20:30 — 23:30
Attikon

An audiovisual performance combining contemporary music with animation. A concert with music by the composer Christina Athinodorou, including the first performances of the composition Re:Mains for Multi-Pianist (2013-15) to be performed by the pianist Annini Tsiouti and accompanied by the animation of Charalambos Margaritis. A small chamber ensemble with the soprano Margarita Elia will present Athinodorou’s song collection Ángel Inmenso, also in a world first performance. Βuy your tickets HERE

The Clarinet-Piano music of the East meets the West

20:30 — 23:30
Attikon

This event takes us on a journey of traditional Cypriot and Greek music where the East will meet the West. The music has been written for piano and clarinet and will be performed by Czech clarinetist Karel Dohnal and the Cypriot pianist Kyriacos Kyriacou. Βuy your tickets HERE

Meeting of two cultures

20:30 — 23:30

Two pianists, two different artists from Cyprus and Turkey join in a musical journey and coexist through works of Greek, Turkish and Russian composers, demonstrating that the power of music is stronger than our differences. Manolis Neophytou and Canan Kocaay Camurtas give a joint concert that unites cultures. Βuy your tickets HERE

Invitation to Cypriot Composers

20:30 — 21:30

The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and the Centre of Cypriot Composers invite composers from Cyprus to produce musical works drawing on the Open Air Factory and its motto “Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures” and its programme lines (Myth and Religion, World Travellers, Stages of the Future). Six of these works will be performed during a concert given as part of the closing ceremony of the European Capital of Culture. Εvent Sponsor:  McDonald’s Cyprus Βuy your tickets HERE

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