Extra classical music will attain Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos because the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra (CySO) plans extra concert events this summer season. A programme devoted purely to music for wind devices will entertain audiences in the course of the month because the Orchestra presents its live performance collection Sounds of Winds, earlier than paying tribute to the jazz legend Charlie Parker with three additional concert events.
Arising first on June 16, 17 and 18 in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia respectively, Sounds of Winds will happen underneath the baton of conductor Zoi Tsokanou and CySO’s principal trumpetist Gareth Griffiths because the soloist. The live performance presents a positive number of three items composed between 1878 and 1974 that includes attribute sound colors from the composers’ nations of origin: Antonín Dvořák (Bohemia), Gordon Jacob (England) and Jean Francaix (France).
“Dvořák’s Serenade for wind devices in D minor (1878) is an impressive work,” says the Orchestra, “whose composition was sparked by a fascination of the Czech composer with one in all Mozart’s wind serenades. Right here too, Dvořák does what he’s so well-known and admired for: combining fantastically the classical serenade style with conventional Czech and Bohemian dance kinds, rhythms and melodic patterns.”
Francaix’s Le Homosexual Paris (1974) for trumpet and wind ensemble is a light-hearted piece stuffed with humorous dialogues between the soloist and the wind devices. The live performance will shut with Jacob’s Outdated Wine in New Bottles (1959) that’s primarily based on 4 early English people songs, to which the composer provides his personal distinctive musical twist, thus making all of them the extra pleasant and enjoyable.
Then on Sunday June 30, the Orchestra will likely be joined by the Charis Ioannou Quartet for 3 concert events to pay tribute to the jazz legend Charlie Parker and particularly to his 1949-50 recordings for jazz quartet accompanied by a string part, oboe, harp and typically French horn, titled Hen with Strings.
“This legendary recording,” explains the Orchestra, “created a brand new vogue for jazz soloists to include a string ensemble into their commonplace jazz part, a development nonetheless in trend in our days. Charlie Parker, often known as Hen, supposed to play with strings as early as 1941 as he was all the time trying to find new colors in his music-making. The Charis Ioannou Quartet together with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra pay homage to this repertoire that sounds fascinating and vibrant.”
The programme opens with the world premiere of the piece Modus Vivendi, in a jazz fusion model, written by Robert Hovanesyan, 2nd violin tutti, and in addition a gifted composer with a particular aptitude for jazz. Robert’s private reflection in connection to this composition is that: “Life is unpredictable. Everyone seems to be on the lookout for their very own modus vivendi – way of life – with a purpose to survive…”
Sounds of Winds
Live performance by Cyprus Symphony Orchestra performing three items composed between 1878 and 1974. June 16. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. June 17. Markideio Theatre, Paphos. June 18. Pallas Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €5,7,12. Tickets through cyso.interticket.com, rialto.interticket.com or theatre field workplaces. Tel: 22-463135
Charlie Parker with Strings
Live performance by Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with soloists the Charis Ioannou Quartet, performed by Gerardo Estrada Martínez. June 30. Pallas Theatre, Nicosia. July 1. Markideio Theatre, Paphos. July 2. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €5,7,12. Tickets through cyso.interticket.com, rialto.interticket.com or theatre field workplaces. Tel: 22-463135