13th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

Cyprus : 13th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

The International Pharos Chamber Music Festival is being organized again this year, despite the recent shortcomings in Cyprus. The Festival has established itself as the most important annual classical music event on the island, and has gained 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.

This year’s Festival would not have been made possible if it were not for the kindness of the participating artists, who expressed their wish to show solidarity with the people of Cyprus by performing for a very small symbolic fee, in order to enable the Foundation to reduce the price of the tickets even more. At a time when our country faces enormous economic, political and societal challenges, the necessity of serious cultural events is often neglected, yet it is precisely during these difficult times that we need the inspiration and beauty that only the arts and music can provide.

Programme:

Monday 27 May 2013

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Double-bass Quintet No.2 in G major, Op.77 (1876)
Levon Chilingirian / violin, Charles Sewart / violin, William Coleman / viola, Alexander Chaushian / cello, Hayk Khachatryan / double-bass

Interval

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “Trout” (1819)
Ashley Wass / piano, Levon Chilingirian / violin, Diemut Poppen / viola, Alexander Chaushian / cello, Hayk Khachatryan / double-bass

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op.23, for piano 4 hands (1861)
Ashley Wass / piano, Vahan Mardirossian / piano

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op.40 (1865)
Sergei Nakariakov / flugelhorn, Daishin Kashimoto / violin, Maria Meerovitch / piano

Interval

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Fantasiestücke, Op.73 (1849)
Sergei Nakariakov / flugelhorn

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90, No.3 (1827)
Maria Meerovitch / piano

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Soirées de Vienne - Valse caprice No.6 d'après F. Schubert (1852)
Maria Meerovitch / piano

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
"C" from Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon (1943)
"Violon" from Fiançailles pour Rire, No.5 (1939)
"C'est ainsi que tu es", from Métamorphoses, No.2 (1943)
Sergei Nakariakov / flugelhorn

Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825–1889)
Variations on Bellini's Norma
Sergei Nakariakov / trumpet

Wednesday 29 May 2013

W.A. Mozart (1756 –1791)
Fantasia No.4 in C minor, K.475 (1785)
Vahan Mardirossian / piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
Selection of Mazurkas
Elisha Abas / piano

Interval

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Three Petrarch Sonnets S158 from Années de pèlerinage II (1858)
Ashley Wass / piano

Samuel Barber (1910–81)
Piano Sonata, Op.26 (1949)
Ashley Wass / piano

Thursday 30 May 2013

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Piano Trio No.39 in G major, Hob. XV/25 "Gypsy" (1795)
Vahan Mardirossian / piano, Boris Brovtsyn / violin, Marc Coppey / cello

W.A. Mozart (1756 –1791)
Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat major, K.493 (1785)
Ashley Wass / piano, Daishin Kashimoto / violin, Diemut Poppen / viola, Marc Coppey / cello

Interval

Max Bruch (1838–1920)
String Octet in B-flat major, Op. Posth (1920)
Daishin Kashimoto / violin , Levon Chilingirian / violin, Boris Brovtsyn / violin, Monika Urbonaite / violin, William Coleman / viola, Sam Barsegian / viola, Marc Coppey / cello, Alexander Chaushian / cello

Friday 31 May 2013

W.A. Mozart (1756 –1791)
Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K.407 (1782)
Sergei Nakariakov / trumpet, Levon Chilingirian / violin, William Coleman / viola, Diemut Poppen / viola, Alexander Chaushian / cello

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Piano Trio No.2 in E-flat major, D.929 (1827)
Vahan Mardirossian / piano, Boris Brovtsyn / violin, Alexander Chaushian / cello

Interval

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 (1940)
Maria Meerovitch /piano, Daishin Kashimoto / violin, Boris Brovtsyn / violin, Sam Barsegian / viola, Alexander Chaushian / cello

TICKETS
Ticket price: €10
Box Office: Tel. 7000-9304 (daily 9.30-11.30am) / www.pharostickets.org

When

From: Monday, May 27th, 2013
Until: Friday, May 31st, 2013
Time: Starts at 20:30

Where

Kouklia, Paphos Cyprus

Cost

€10

Contact

Email:
Phone: 22663871

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