“Island Escapes - Syros,” Travel + Leisure, February 2019

“Discover Syros,” Blue Magazine, Aegean Airlines, Issue 58

Blue Star Ferries

The 15th Annual International Festival of the Aegean

July 14 – 26, 2019

"The Salzburg of the Aegean"

Tickets go on sale at the Apollo Theater box office and www.ticketservices.gr on May 1, 2019

The appearance of the Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw is made possible due to the generous support of the Schwarz Foundation of Munich, Germany.

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:00 – Evanthia Kairi Theater

Children’s educational performance with opera scenes and arias
as well as Greek dialogue by Greek young artists
“The Opera Train”

PAVLOS KORDIS, Piano
KELSEY BOESCHE, Stage Director
Text and performance built by Eilana Lappalainen,
General & Artistic Director of the Greek Opera Studio

Free and open to the public....especially children and their parents.


Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 19:30 – Della Grazie, Posidonia

“Festival Kick-Off”
Free and open to the public.
Donations for the Greek Opera Studio performers and the scholarship award kindly accepted.
Refreshments will be served.


Friday, July 12, 2019 at 21:00 – The Church of the Virgin Mary, Chroussa

Visiting American Choirs “a cappella choir music presentations”
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Westfield, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir, Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Asheville Choral Society Collective, Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)

Free and open to the public.


Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 19:30 – Megaron Café, Hermoupolis

Greek Opera Studio Artists perform
a Musical Theater review

“Another opening, another show”
Featuring Popular Vocal Favorites

Free admission and open to the public. Seating limited.

2019 FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Opening of the 15th Annual International Festival of the Aegean
“Celebrating Mozart and Beethoven and two iconic Masterpieces”

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
MOZART: Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626
With choirs from America and Greece
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Westfield, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
University of Nevada of Reno, NV (Paul Torkelson, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir, Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Asheville Choral Society Collective, Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)
Kallitexnimata of Keratsini, Greece (Maria Michalopoulou, Director)
Mixed Choir of the Department of Musicology of the University of Athens, Athens, Greece (Nikos Maliaras, Director)

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“A grand and glorious way to open our 15th historic anniversary season!!”


Monday, July 15, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

“The Genius of Mozart”

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
MOZART: Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626
With choirs from America and Greece

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 – The Apollo Theater

Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love”
a performance for the children of Syros and their parents

This is an abbreviated performance of 75 minutes
by the Greek Opera Studio soloists and participants.
MARIOS KAZAS, Piano

Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 20:30 at the Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director

“Spotlight Series”

DAN FORREST: Jubilate Deo (Greek Premiere)
CANDACE WICKE, Conductor (Festival Debut)
Featuring visiting American choirs
Continuo Arts of Westfield, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
University of Nevada of Reno, NV (Paul Torkelson, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir of Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Asheville Choral Society of Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS, Piano (Festival Debut)
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros


Friday, July 19, 2019 at 18:00 – St. Nicholas Church, Hermoupolis

“Sunset Choral Concert”
Featuring choirs from the USA and Greece in a cappella concerts
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Westfield, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir, Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Asheville Choral Society Collective, Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)
Mixed Choir of Syros Musical Club, Syros, Greece (Ioannis Argyriou, Director)

Free and open to the public


Friday, July 19, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director

“All Beethoven — 19th Century Genius”

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS, Piano

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros


Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Monday, July 22, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

NO PERFORMANCE


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

“Liederabend and an evening of Greek 20th Century art songs”
Greek Opera Studio artists and visiting guest artists
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Artistic Director

Tickets: 20 and 10 euros


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

DONIZETTI: L’elisir d’amore
Presented by Greek Opera Studio,
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Music Director
MARIOS KAZAS, Piano

Tickets: 20 and 10 euros


Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF MUSIC
FROM GRANADA SPAIN: “Irlándalus”
Featuring the “Darash” (which means “the search” in Hebrew)
A concept that reinforces the idea of joining contemporary and
ancient music based on music of the Mediterranean.

The Artists:
PABLO GONZÁLEZ COBO, Irish Bouzouki and Lavta
JUAN CABELLO DONAYRE, Violin and Lyra
JUAN ANTONIO RODRÍGUEZ, Clarinet, Kaval, Irish Flute, Bagpipes, and Whistle
JORGE PARADA CASTELLANO, Guitars, Mandolin, and Mandola
JUANA RODRÍGUEZ LARRETA, Dancer & Percussionist:
Egyptian Darbuka, Bendir, Cajón Flamenco

Tickets: 25 and 15 euros


Friday, July 26, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

“Festival Finale”

Greek Opera Studio Opera Gala
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Artistic Director
MARIOS KAZAS, Piano
PAVLOS KORDIS, Piano

Tickets: 25 and 15 euros


2019 Festival Schedule in Greek (PDF)

Tickets available starting April 15, 2019 at the Apollo Theater
and online at www.ticketservices.gr
Schedule and artists subject to change without notice.

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