CYSO Concert Archives 2017

The Musical Contemplations of J.Sibelius


Jean Sibelius, born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius on December 8, 1865 in Finland, is considered Scandinavia’s most significant symphonist and one of the last great romantics. While the core of his oeuvre is undoubtedly his set of seven symphonies, his other works cannot be ignored, especially his Violin concerto, given that he himself was an accomplished violinist. In all, and in addition to the aforementioned works, he is also known for his tone poems, the more than 100 songs for voice and piano, his incidental music for numerous plays and others. Throughout his career, the composer found inspiration in nature and Nordic mythology, especially the heroic legends of Finland’s national epic, the Kalevala.

Sibelius: Valse lyrique, op. 96a
Violin concerto in D minor, op. 47
Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, op. 82

Soloist: Nicos Pittas (violin)
Conductor: Esa Heikkilä
Supporters: Larnaka Municipality

In collaboration with the Embassy of Finland
The concert in Larnaka is part of the Larnaka Festival of Classical Music

Booking & Event Information

Larnaka: Thursday 27 April
Municipal Theatre, 20:30

Nicosia: Friday 28 April
Strovolos Municipal 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:
Larnaka Municipal Theatre (Leonida Kioupi, Larnaka, 24 665794)

  • Box Office, 2 weeks before the concert (Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00, 16:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00) and 2 hrs before the concert

Strovolos Municipal Theatre (100 Strovolos Avenue, 2020 Strovolos)

  • Online at
  • Pallas Theatre Box Office (Regenis and Arsinoes corner, Nicosia 1010, 22 410181), Wed 16:00-19:00
  • Strovolos Municipal Theare Box Office, 2 hrs before the concert

Information: 22 463144,