Fota Program

July 23, 2018 – Peter Tiboris Conducts an International Gala of Great Opera Moments at Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Musikis)

Article in The National Herald about
Peter Tiboris and Festival of the Aegean, April 9, 2016.


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

Program from the Thirteenth
Festival of the Aegean, 2017

Fota Program

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The International Festival of the Aegean, which takes place annually on the Island of Syros, Greece, was founded in 2005 by the Greek-American conductor, producer, and impresario Peter Tiboris. Now entering its fourteenth season, the Festival attracts world-class artists from dozens of countries, and has become a summer destination for lovers of the arts from Europe and beyond. In 2011, the Festival was named "Best cultural organization operating in the wider region of Greece" by the Awards Committee of Music Critics of the Union of Greek Theatre and Music Critics, based in Athens, Greece. In December 2014, the Festival was awarded the Gina Bachauer Award as Festival of the Year.

MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International are the primary producers of this Festival in Syros in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros; George Marangos, Mayor; and Thomai Mendrinou, Vice-Mayor of Cultural Affairs. MidAmerica Productions was founded in 1983 and has produced over 1300 concerts worldwide, over 550 of which have been in historic Carnegie Hall in New York City. MidAm International was founded in 2012 and produces and presents concerts in Florence, Verona, Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Porto, Macao (China), and Syros.


14th Annual International
Festival of the Aegean

(Since 2005)

Peter Tiboris
Founder, General & Music Director

Eilana Lappalainen
Artistic Director of the Festival's Opera Productions

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw, Poland
Peter Tiboris, Music Director
Jakub Fiebig, Executive Manager

Giovanni Pacor, Principal Guest Conductor
Marta Kluczyńska, Associate Principal Guest Conductor
David R. Thye, Chorus Master

The year 2018 marks the 150th Anniversary (1868) of Gioachino Rossini's death and this is being commemorated by the performances of his difficult and demanding, yet seldom heard, STABAT MATER and four performances of his beloved LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella).

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

2018 FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 15, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

OPENING FESTIVAL CONCERT
Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
ROSSINI: Stabat Mater
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano
KATERINA ROUSSOU, Mezzo-Soprano
ALESSANDRO LUCIANO, Tenor
DANIEL BOROWSKI, Bass
Four Famous Rossini Overtures
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor
DAVID R. THYE, Chorus Master

Participating Choruses
Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France, Paris, France (Francis Bardot, Director)
Rincon University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Monday, July 16, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (PREMIERE)
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini
GIOVANNI PACOR, Principal Guest Conductor (Verona, Italy)
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director (Berlin, Germany)
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Stage Design (Mistelbach, Germany)

Cast:
Angelina — Tamara Gura, Mezzo-Soprano (Munich, Germany)
Don Ramiro — Damir Zakirov, Tenor (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Dandini — Jerome Boutillier, Baritone (Paris, France)
Don Magnifico — Costas Tsourakis, Bass (New York, USA)
Clorinda – Marilena Striftobola, Soprano (Athens, Greece)
Tisbe – Miranda Makrynioti, Mezzo-Soprano (Athens, Greece)

Men’s Chorus — Members of “Solartissimo,” Larissa Conservatory, Larissa, Greece (Nikos Euthymiadis, Director)

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 35 in D minor, Op. 47
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

ROSSINI: Stabat Mater
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano
KATERINA ROUSSOU, Mezzo-Soprano
ALESSANDRO LUCIANO, Tenor
DANIEL BOROWSKI, Bass
MARTA KLUCZYŃSKA, Special guest conductor, Greek and Festival Debut

Participating Choruses
Chśur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France, Paris, France (Francis Bardot, Director)
Rincon University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — St. Nicholas Church Cathedral, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
HANDEL: Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-260
Zadok the Priest
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
The King Shall Rejoice
MICHELLE L. LOUER, Conductor (Festival Debut)

Participating Chorus:
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)

Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France (Solo a cappella appearance)

FRANCIS BARDOT, Conductor

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
VIVALDI: Gloria in D major, RV. 589
MAREENA BOOSAMRA BALL, Conductor (Festival Debut)

Participating Chorus:
Rincon University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra Ball, Director)

Free and open to the public


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Stage Design

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Thursday, July 19, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C Major, “Linz,” K. 425
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Friday July 20, 2018 – St. Nicholas Church Cathedral, 6pm

11th Annual Sunset Concert
Featuring visiting American a cappella choirs in sacred music performances

Participating Choruses
Rincon University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)

Free and open to the public


Friday, July 20, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Stage Design

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Saturday July 21, 2018 – Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
Apollo Theater
Syros, Greece

“Great Opera Moments from Great Operas”
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano (Canada)
GIAN CARLO PASOLINI, Tenor (Italy)
IGOR BAKAN, Bass/Baritone (Lithuania)
DAVID R. THYE, Chorus Master
Featuring a 190 voice chorus form the US and France.

Featuring arias, duets, trios, overtures as well as great choral moments from Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Beethoven, Rossini, Mascagni, and more.

Participating Choruses
Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France, Paris, France (Francis Bardot, Director)
Rincon University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Sunday, July 22, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Stage Design

Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Friday, July 27, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Theodorakis ELECTRA: The Ballet (World Premiere)
Featuring dancers from Athens and Abroad
RENATO ZANELLA, Director


Saturday, July 28, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Theodorakis ELECTRA: The Ballet
RENATO ZANELLA, Director


Sunday, July 29, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Theodorakis ELECTRA: The Ballet
RENATO ZANELLA, Director


2018 Festival Schedule in Greek



Tickets on sale starting May 1, 2018, at www.ticketservices.gr
And at the Apollo Theater +30 22810 85192
Please note that the schedule above is subject to change without notice.

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