“United by Music”
by Music – this is the motto under which
the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra has been founded; the idea to it was developed by
the Cypriot musicians Natalie Neophytou and Nihat Ağdac, both having studied
together in London at the Royal Academy of Music. …. Please read more about the
foundation and development in the attached text and on their website. They have
been performing around the island and abroad promoting peace in Cyprus through
the power of music.
the very beginning since the opening of the gates it is thanks to artists such
as these two musicians that efforts have successfully been undertaken to approach
each other without prejudices, to work together and to show to their people how
beautifully it can work.
Pallas Theatre near the Paphos Gate was sold out to the last seat and music
lovers had come from both sides of the dividing line to attend the Christmas
Concert. The event was sponsored by the German Embassy.
programme promised a pure musical delight with Mozart and Haydn, see the details
on the programme attached, with two soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,
Marlene Ito Violin and Martin von der Nahmer, Viola, in the first part of the
symphonies were composed in the 1770s;
it was nice to read some profound information on the programme,
especially on the Farewell Symphony by J. Haydn giving us the anecdote going
was a most pleasurable evening bringing the audience into the mood of the
season and the end of the year which is always a very sensitive time making us
think about peace and harmony on the island and worldwide.