CYSO Concert Archives 2017


Zhang Zhao
Zhang Zhao

“Gong Xi Fa Cai” or “Happy New year” for yet another time in the company of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, less than a month after the celebrations for the western New Year. Yes, the Chinese New Year was rung in on January 28th this year, and on the occasion maestro Alkis Baltas and the members of the CySO, as well as erhu virtuoso Zhang Zhao on her two-stringed Chinese violin would like to invite you to a special concert featuring works by two Chinese composers as well as by Gluck, Weber, Schmitt, Kreisler and Strauss, all of them directly or indirectly linked to this geographically (at least) distant to us country. Happy New Year then or… “Gong Xi Fa Cai!”

YUANKAI: Little Cabbage
W. GLUCK: Overture from the opera Le Cinesi (The Chinese women), Wq. 18
M. von WEBER: Overture & March from the incidental music for Turandot, op. 37
SCHMITT: The Chinese Umbrella from the ballet Le petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil, op. 73
KREISLER: Tambourin Chinois (Chinese drum), op. 3
STRAUSS: Chinese Galop, op. 20
NAIZHONG: Concerto no. 2 for erhu and orchestra, Old Beijing’s dreams

Soloist: Zhang Zhao (erhu)

Conductor: Akis Baltas

Supporters: Rialto Theatre, Limassol Municipality

Booking & Event Information

Nicosia: Wednesday 8 February
Strovolos Municipal Theatre, 20:30

Limassol: Thursday 9 February
Rialto Theatre, 20:30

Ticket prices:
€12, €7 (young people 18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (young people 12-18 yrs), €3 (children under 12)

Ticket presales:
Strovolos Municipal Theatre (100 Strovolos Avenue, 2020 Strovolos, Tel.: 22 313010)

  • Online at the CySO Foundation website:
  • At the Pallas Theatre box office, every Wednesday, 16:00-19:00
  • At the Strovolos Municipal Theatre box office on the concert day, 18:30-20:30

Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040, Tel.: 77777745)

  • Online at
  • At the theatre Box Office 4 weeks before the concert day (Mo-Fr 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-13:00) and on the concert day 1,5 hours before the concert

Information: 22 463144,