Evening Concerts

PERCUSSION SOUNDS

PERCUSSION SOUNDS

Contemporary Cypriot composer Evagoras Karageorgis’s Polyosti dances (“poly=many, osti=ostinato) are based on ostinati (repeating motifs) that are distributed to different instruments, creating thus harmonic sequences and melodic profusion. The work belongs to the composer’s second phase of experimentation with the technique of repetition, since his production of many such works during the late 1980s. We go back to the Baroque era for J. S. Bach, whose timeless pieces freely lend themselves to being transcribed, as is the case with his Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 which you will enjoy in a transcription for marimba. After all, even the composer himself used to often take pieces he’d written for one instrument and transcribe or adapt them for another! An entirely original – and authentic – work for marimba however is French composer Eric Sammut’s Sugaria Concerto, while Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony, written in just four days in 1783, is the composer’s first symphonic work in which the percussion has a role to play in all four movements.

Karageorgis: Polyosti, five dances for strings
S. Bach: Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 (transcr. for marimba)
Sammut: Sugaria concerto for marimba
A. Mozart: Symphony no. 36 in C major, K. 425, (“Linz”)

Soloist: Katarzyna Myćka (marimba)
Conductor: Michalis Economou
Supporters: Rialto Theatre, Limassol Municipality

Booking & Event Information

Limassol: Thursday 11 May
Rialto Theatre, 20:30

Nicosia: Friday 12 May
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:
Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040, 77777745)

  • Online at rialto.com.cy
  • Box Office, 4 weeks before the concert (Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-13:00) and 1,5 hrs before the concert

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

  • Online at cyso.org.cy
  • Box Office, Wed 16:00-19:00 and 2 hrs before the concert

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