CYSO Concert Archives 2017

“AVE VERUM CORPUS”

Konstantinos Diminakis
Konstantinos Diminakis

Easter Concerts

In 2017, Christians the world over (orthodox, catholics and protestants) celebrate Easter together, something which won’t happen again for another 17 years, in 2034! On the occasion then, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents us with an analogous programme featuring topical melodies by both “eastern” and “western” composers. Evangelatos’ Byzantine Melody transports us directly to the ambience of the season, devoutly and ecclesiastically, while Shostakovich’s Sinfonia da camera arranged by Kostas Nikitas lends a different dimension to this particular time of year. Well-known, of course, is Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus, even in its orchestral arrangement, while the same melody, based however on Liszt’s transcription for piano, is used by Tchaikovsky in the third part of his Suite no. 4, the “Mozartiana”. Easter together then, irrespective of dogma or creed, with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra!

ANT. EVANGELATOS: Byzantine melody
D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Sinfonia da camera (orch. Kostas Nikitas)
W. A. MOZART: Ave Verum Corpus (trans. for string orchestra: H. Sitt)
P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite no. 4 in G major, op. 61 (“Mozartiana”)

Conductor: Konstantinos Diminakis

Booking & Event Information

Larnaka: Thursday 6 April
Terra Santa Catholic Church, 20:30

Nicosia: Friday 7 April
Pallas Theatre, Paphos Gate, 20:30

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

Ticket presales:
Terra Santa Catholic Church

  • At the entrance on the concert day, from 19:00-20:30

Pallas Theatre (Regenis and Arsinoes corner, Nicosia 1010, Tel. 22 410181)

  • Online at the CySO Foundation website: www.cyso.org.cy
  • At the Theatre box office every Wednesday, 16:00-19:00 and on the concert day, 18:30-20:30

Information: 22 463144, www.cyso.org.cy