14th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival
The International Pharos Chamber Music Festival has established itself as the most important annual classical music event on the island, and has gained an international reputation for its quality concerts and magnificent settings. Guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, the Festival attracts over 2.000 visitors every year. It also maintains a strong tradition of community service, with educational concerts organized for students of public schools and a number of master-classes for young instrumentalists.
Organised from 23 until 31 May 2014, the 14th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival welcomes to Cyprus some of the most remarkable artists on the international music scene, for an extensive week of music-making in two unique venues in #Cyprus: the Royal Manor House in Kouklia – one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture in Cyprus and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and The Shoe Factory, a contemporary recital venue situated in Ermou Street near the buffer zone in Nicosia.
Join us in a leisurely exploration of the history and cultural heritage of Cyprus and enjoy an unparalleled range of recitals and chamber concerts.
WHAT, WHEN & WHERE:
Friday 23 May @ The Shoe Factory: Piano Recital with François-Frédéric Guy
Saturday 24 May @ The Shoe Factory: Harpsichord Recital with Mahan Esfahani
Sunday 25 May @ The Shoe Factory: Concert with the Amarcord Vocal Ensemble
Monday 26 – Friday 30 May @ Royal Manor House: Five chamber concerts in the Royal Manor House in Kouklia
Saturday 31 May @ The Shoe Factory: Recital with Yevgeny Sudbin (piano) & Alexander Chaushian (cello)
**Concerts start at 8.30
The Royal Manor House in Kouklia is one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture on the island and an unparalleled venue for intimate chamber music performances. The building also houses an archaeological museum, which records the rich history of human activity in the region from about 2800 BC to the present day. The Royal Manor House, which is part of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s “Aphrodite’s Cultural Route”, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Palaipaphos, or Old #Paphos, was a city-kingdom of Cyprus and one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world. It was the site of a famous sanctuary of Aphrodite, the oldest remains of which date back to the 12th century BC. Join us in a leisurely exploration of the history and cultural heritage of the western region of Cyprus.
The Shoe Factory is situated in the old part of Nicosia, near the buffer zone. Through it, the Pharos Arts Foundation is helping to revitalize this beautiful and historic section of the capital city by attracting a wide and diversified younger audience. All concerts are characterized by a unique feeling of intimacy and music is performed in an exceptionally inspiring setting: a modern venue decorated with contemporary art by mainly local artists; a venue situated in the “run down” part of Nicosia that offers the audience the unique opportunity to sit within an amazing proximity to world famous artists and experience performances in a venue like no other.
Click on attachment for detailed Festival Programme.
PHAROS ARTS FOUNDATION
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