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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 — 22:30

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 with George Kimoulis

20:30 — 22:00

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 — 22:30

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 — 22:00

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

16:30 — 22:00

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

2017 Minutes of Music! Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places

16:30 — 22:00

2017 Minutes of Music! Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places Five new pianos will be exhibited for five days at a different location each day as a travelling interactive installation of 2017 minutes of music! Of course the pianos are not to be presented as mere exhibits, since musicians, students and visitors will be able to test their skills on the piano keys. In collaboration with Avangarde Association. Free Entrance

2017 Minutes of Music!Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places

16:30 — 22:00

2017 Minutes of Music!Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places Five new pianos will be exhibited for five days at a different location each day as a travelling interactive installation of 2017 minutes of music! Of course the pianos are not to be presented as mere exhibits, since musicians, students and visitors will be able to test their skills on the piano keys. In collaboration with Avangarde Association. Free Entrance

Piano Street – Five steps into the Future

20:30 — 21:30

The pattern of the project “2017 Minutes of Music! – Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places” is repeated in a different version, with the pianos placed along Makarios Avenue. The concept of the event is that the audience moves from one piano to the next, in an open air space. Five talented pianists from Pafos and other townsof Cyprus, namely Marianna Georgiou, Pantelitsa Socratous, Galina Dimova, Maria Avraam and Cleo Papadia, perform pieces written for solo piano in the last…

2017 Minutes of Music! Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places

08:00 — 20:00

2017 Minutes of Music! Five Pianos, Five Days, Five Places Five new pianos will be exhibited for five days at a different location each day as a travelling interactive installation of 2017 minutes of music! Of course the pianos are not to be presented as mere exhibits, since musicians, students and visitors will be able to test their skills on the piano keys. In collaboration with Avangarde Association. Free Entrance

Cassandre

20:30 — 21:30

  An international production of the Comédie de Genève, which was first presented in the Grand Opera d’ Avignon. Based on the work of Christa Wolf, the music performance presents the moment just before Cassandra, defeated by gods and people alike, falls into the hands of the Achaeans. In the little time she has left, Cassandra tells her story and her sufferings as a child, a lover, a prisoner and a woman. Director Hervé Loichemol showcases the strength of his heroine, while composer Michael…

Janus

20:30 — 21:30

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 – Vakia Stavrou

20:30 — 21:30

Tala Amphitheatre 20:30 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 orchestras and great musicians such as Carlos Bernardo – musician, orchestrator and associate of…

Alkinoos Ioannidis – Karine Polwart – Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra

20:30 — 22:00

Friday 22 September 2017 Pafos Castle Square 20:30 A special characteristic of the thematic line “World Travellers” is that it brings down boundaries, while works travel and artists come together. Lyricism, originality but also broader reflections on important issues of mankind, characterise the musical journeys of these two artists that share the stage for this concert. Alkinoos Ioannides and Karine Polwart, from Scotland, co-create a musical “symposium”, a “bridging” of sounds about the things that we love and unite us.…

The Khoury Ensemble – From East to West

20:30 — 22:00

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 — 21:30

The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 welcomes one of the greatest personalities of oriental music, one of the most important instrument players in the world (ney, baglama, zourna and percussion) and one of the most charismatic musicians of the Mediterranean and the world. Omar Faruk Tekbilek has been active in the international music scene for over thirty years, during which the legendary musician has created work deeply rooted in tradition and is full of fertile influences from contemporary music…

Oreka TX – From East to West

20:30 — 21:30

  Friday 29 September 2017 Medieval Manor House, Kouklia 20:30 This extremely dynamic ensemble of Basque musicians, whom we met at the ‘Roots’ dance performance last June, returns to showcase the Txalaparta not only as a music instrument but also as a linking factor uniting the musicians with the audience. Oreka TX use improvisation and explore the potential of this instrument in music, rhythms and forms that go beyond the strictly local Basque tradition. The group was created in 2001…

José María Jiménez

20:30 — 21:30

Saturday 30 September 2017 28th October Square 20:30 José María Jiménez’s ensemble is composed of musicians, singers and dancers who present a tribute to the top guitarist Paco de Lucia, as well as a composition of flamenco and gypsy jazz. The great musician of gypsy origin, a virtuoso of the flamenco guitar, was born in San Sebastian. Ever since he was 16 years old, he participated in the most prestigious flamenco school with Emilio Maya. He accompanies famous flamenco dancers…

October 2017

Zentralkapelle & Windkraft band

20:00 — 21:30

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 — 19:00

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. Powered by: Cytamobile Vodafone * The German band Zentralkapelle will appear also on Sunday  1st of October at Pafos Castle Square at 8pm with the Cypriot band Windcraft.

Peri Poleos – La Boîte 67 – 1967 – 2017

19:30 — 20:30

Wednesday 4 October 2017 19:30 La Boîte 67 (Kato Pafos Harbour) Peri Poleos – La Boîte 67 – 1967 – 2017 The “Peri Poleos” programme of Pafos2017 makes a stop at the legendary cafe La Boîte 67, where it all began exactly 50 years ago. During the magical and most turbulent decade of the 20th century, La Boîte 67 became the place where painting, poetry and singing met with the artistic explorations, the new trends, the political discussions and the…

November 2017

Re:Mains

20:30 — 21:30
Attikon

Saturday 11 Νovember 2017, 20:30  Attikon RE:MAINS An audiovisual performance combining contemporary music by the composer Christina Athinodorou with animation by Charalambos Margaritis. Featuring the newly established Ensemble Cyclamen, with the soprano Margarita Elia, the concert includes the first performances of the work “Re:Mains” for Multi-Pianist that will be performed by Annini Tsiouti, as well as the première of the Song Cycle “Ángel Inmenso”. Supported by: Geroskipou Municipality / Υouth Council of the Municipality of Paphos Within the Travelling Stage…

Europe meets the Mediterranean

20:30 — 21:30
Attikon

Friday 17 November 2017, 20:30 Attikon Europe meets the Mediterranean The Czech clarinist, Karel Dohnal, together with the Cypriot pianist, Kyriacos Kyriacou, take us on a musical journey, starting from central Europe and reaching the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean. The musical journey goes through the classic works of Schumann and Poulenc and travels all the way to the light, Mediterranean flavoured and folklore works ofKonstantinides and Christou, combining  successfully the Mediterranenan tradition with the classics of central Europe. This collaboration proves that a true music experience has no…

Meeting of two cultures

20:30 — 21:30

Friday 24 November 2017, 20:30 Markideio Theatre  Meeting of two cultures 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. Εισιτήρια: 10€ Βuy your tickets HERE

Invitation to Cypriot Composers

20:30 — 21:30

Saturday 25 November 2017, 20:30 Markideio Theatre Invitation to Cypriot Composers The European Capital of Culture and the Centre of Cypriot Composers invited composers from Cyprus to produce musical works drawing on the Open Air Factory and its thematic lines (including the motto “Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures”) with the aim of producing original works which will always be linkedwith the voyage of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. Upon the completion of the process, the works of the following composers were selected and will be presented: 1. Evagoras Karagiorgis…

December 2017

The Sea that unites us

20:30 — 22:30

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30 An exciting musical journey with George Dalaras which starts from Greece and the most important songs by some of the greatest Greek composers, and travels with the Italian songwriter Eddy Napoli and the virtuosi musicians all around the Mediterranean, showcasing emblematic songs and beautiful melodies from this region. Estoudiantina Neas Ionias and Musicians: Andreas Katsigiannis – zither, George Papachristoudes – piano, George Matsikas and Konstantinos Gedikis – bouzouki, Apostolos Valaroutsos…

The Sea that unites us

20:30 — 22:30

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30 An exciting musical journey with George Dalaras which starts from Greece and the most important songs by some of the greatest Greek composers, and travels with the Italian songwriter Eddy Napoli and the virtuosi musicians all around the Mediterranean, showcasing emblematic songs and beautiful melodies from this region. Estoudiantina Neas Ionias and Musicians: Andreas Katsigiannis – zither, George Papachristoudes – piano, George Matsikas and Konstantinos Gedikis – bouzouki, Apostolos Valaroutsos…

Official Handover Ceremony

20:00 — 22:00

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…

Pafos – All about this City (Closing Celebration)

19:00

Saturday 30 December 2017 28th October Square 19:00 The end of 2017 marks not only the end of a significant and festive journey for Pafos, but also the beginning of a new one. The European Capital of Culture celebrates everything the city has accomplished, transforming it and making its people proud. In the same area where the Opening Ceremony took place in January 2017, music, images, projections, mapping and lights will create a spectacle, which will bring back memories, excitement…

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