Musical Synergies - Cyprus-Russia (Lefkosia)

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

A concert with one of the many waltzes by Chopin, as well as his Piano concerto no.2, the first one he wrote, in 1830 which abounds with sensual ornamentation, bewitching harmonies, and unmistakable references to Polish folk music. As for Shchedrin’s Carmen suite, this came into existence in a rather roundabout fashion, after the composer was asked for a new ballet featuring Prosper Mérimée’s fiery heroine. Shchedrin however found it impossible to think of the story without Bizet's famous tunes going through his head, so in the end he decided to exploit the original opera, describing the process as "a creative meeting of minds". But this was the Soviet Union in the late 60's, and after the first performance it was banned by the authorities as "insulting to Bizet's masterpiece". It took Shostakovich's intervention to get the ballet back on the approved list, and it's since become Shchedrin's best-known work.

FR. CHOPIN: Waltz no. 2, op. 64 from the ballet Les Sylphides (orch.: W. Mc Dermott) 

FR. CHOPIN: Piano concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21 

R. SHCHEDRIN: Carmen suite 

Soloist: Vadim Palmov (piano)

Conductor: Yiorgos Kountouris 

In collaboration with the Russian Cultural Centre

Ticket prices:

12 Euro, 7 Euro (young people 18-26 yrs, pensioners), 5 Euro (young people 12-18 yrs), 3 Euro (children under 12)

Ticket presales:

Apostolos Pavlos Gymnasium (20 Andreas Vlamis, 8025 Paphos)

- At the concert venue 3 hours before the concert 

Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Lemesos 3040, Tel.: 7777 7745)

- Online at 

- At the theatre Box Office 4 weeks prior the concert day (Mo-Fr 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-13:00) and on the concert day from 19:00-20:30  

Pallas Theatre (Regenis and Arsinoes corner, Nicosia 1010, Tel. +357 22 410 181)

- Online at the CySO Foundation website: 

- At the Theatre box office every Wednesday, 16:00-19:00 and on the concert day, 18:30-20:30


Russian Cultural Centre

16 Alassias Street 

Lefkosia 1075, Cyprus

Phone: +357 22 761 607


Phone: +357 22 463 144