34th Ayia Napa International Festival

Cyprus : 34th Ayia Napa International Festival

This year's 34th International Ayia Napa International Festival will take place in the Central Square of the village from the 28th until the 30th of September, and promises special moments featuring big concerts by the great artists Dionisis Savvopoulos (Saturday 29 September) and Pantelis Thalassinos (Friday 28 September).

Detailed Programme

THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2018
(Ayia Napa’s “Thalassa” Municipal Museum)

19:00
Exhibition Inauguration by the Nanyue Palace Archaeological Museum of Guangzhou City - China
A presentation of the preparation and the serving of Chinese Tea.

19:30
“Traditional Cyprus” Ayia Napa Municipal dance group

20:30
Folk Instrument Show:
«Extolling Good Times with Singing and Dancing»
«Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn»
Performers:Pan Qianqian, Guo Peili, Fang Lan, Zheng Ce, Yu Jiasheng, Chen Huarui
Puppet show «Long Silk Dance»
Performers:Cui Keqin
Cantonese Opera «BailongGuan»
Performers:Wu Feifan,Li Weisong

21:00
“Cypriot Wedding”
Derynia’s Municipal Dance group “Drimio”

FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2018
(On stage in Ayia Napa’s Square)

20:00
“Choral encounter”
Pera Orinis Community Choir
Sotira’s Municipal Choir

21:30
Pantelis Thalassinos - Georgia Dagaki - Katerina Paraschou-Kostas Hatzichristodoulou - Michalis Xatzimichael - “Dionysos” Cultural Dance Club
The concert is infused with many dances performed by the outstanding dancers of the Dionysos dance group. There will be compositions by Theodorakis, Hatzidakis, Loizou, Thalassinos, Xarhakos and our own Mario Toka, which this year completes 10 years since his death. Tokas’ songs will be performed by Kostas Hatzichristodoulou, who was one of the main collaborators of our great composer.
Musical Editing / Direction undertaken by Admitos Pitsillides

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2018
(On stage in Ayia Napa’s Square)

19:00
The Cypriot Police Force Philharmonic Band will parade from Ayia Napa’s port (small roundabout) to the monastery.

19:45
Welcoming of the officials – Tour around the festival’s activities and exhibitions.

20:30
Welcome greeting by the Mayor of Ayia Napa, Mr. Yiannis Karousos and the Minister of Interior, Mr. Constantinos Petrides.

21:30
“Dionysis Savopoulos with songs of others”
A musical performance conducted for the first time by the great songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos, along with the "Dimosta" choir, 30 musicians from Cyprus and Greece and orchestrations by two great musicians, D. Savvopoulos’ Greek collaborator Yiotis Kiourtsoglou and of the Cypriot composer Vassos Argyridis.
Dionysis Savvopoulos will perform songs by other artists, old and new, from Attik or Markos Vamvakaris, (for example Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Foivos Delivorias and others).
The musical performance is inspired by his narratives on acquaintance,
his memories and his thoughts about these great musicians and their songs.
This is the first time that Dionysis Savvopoulos will be presenting a concert that is not based on his own songs, but mainly on the songs of others he loved. He believes that their beauty helped him to deepen his own art. All contributors sing and play twenty-four songs, which are presented as a musical fresco covering a hundred years of Greek song writing.
The orchestra consists of about 30 musicians, in 2 sections,
the Acoustic and the Wind instruments of the Symphonic Orchestra.
Musical Editing / Direction undertaken by Vasos Argyridis.

SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2018
(On stage in Ayia Napa’s Square)

20:00
“Traditional Dancing Saunter”
Ayia Napa’s Municipal dance group

20:15
“Come, at night, to listen to my song”
Ayia Napa’s Cultural Group Music Band “Cavo Greko”
Siakkali Dance Group

21:30
Declaration of the 35th Festival 2019 by the Mayor of Ayia Napa, Mr. Yiannis Karousos

21:50
“Traditional Dancing Saunter”
Ayia Napa’s Municipal dance group

21:45
“Come, at night, to listen to my song”
Ayia Napa’s Cultural Group Music Band “Cavo Greko”
Siakkali Dance Group

When

From: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Until: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Time: See Description

Where

Ayia Napa, Famagusta Cyprus

Cost

Free Entrance

Contact

Phone: 23816307

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