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


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


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 Peter Tiboris. Now entering its twelfth season, the Festival attracts world-class musicians, dancers, and actors 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. MidAmerica Productions was founded in 1983 and has produced worldwide 1300 concerts of which 550 of them have been in historic Carnegie Hall in New York City.



13th Annual International
Festival of the Aegean
July 16 - 30, 2017
Island of Syros, Greece

"Great Music in a Great Place”
(Since 2005)

Peter Tiboris
Founder, General & Music Director

Eilana Lappalainen
General Director and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio

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

Principal Sponsors of The Festival of the Aegean are Peter Tiboris and Eilana Lappalainen-Tiboris of MidAm International, Inc. of New York City in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros, George Marangos, Mayor, and Thomai Mendrinou, Vice-Mayor.

The appearance of the Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw is made possible due to a donation by the Schwarz Foundation.

This summer’s company features 250 artists and production persons from 22 countries.

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

Friday, July 7

11:00 AM - Evanthia Kairi Theater

“Bravo, Brava”
Children’s music performance featuring artists from the Greek Opera Studio

Eilana Lappalainen, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
Marios Kazas, Pianist

Free and open to the public and children.


Saturday, July 8

7:30 PM - Tsiropina Mason Gardens (Della Grazia)

Festival of the Aegean “Kickoff”
Supported by the Friends of the Festival.
Concert performance of opera selections by Greek Opera Studio artists.

Eilana Lappalainen, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio and Hostess of the Kickoff
Marios Kazas and Spyros Souladakis, Pianists

Refreshments served.
Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 14

9:00 PM - Xroussa at Genisiou Theotokou (Church of the Virgin Mary)

Performance by American Choirs:
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA, USA (Laura Kakis Serper, Director and Conductor)
Camerata Singers, Pocatello, ID, USA (Scott Eric Anderson, Director and Conductor)
The Yellow Rose Singers, San Antonio, TX, USA (Gary L. Mabry, Director and Conductor; Karli Anderson, Assistant Conductor)

Hosted by Father Albescu Flavianos.

Refreshments served.
Free and open to the public.


Saturday, July 15

8:00 PM - Megaron Café

“Broadway Parade featuring music from American Musicals”

Eilana Lappalainen, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
Marios Kazas, Pianist

Free and open to the public.


OPENING OF FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 16

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Welcome by Mayor George Marangos and General Music Director Peter Tiboris

“A dramatic and robust concert opening to the Festival”
MOZART: Overture to “The Impresario,” K.486

“A Mozart masterpiece performed the world over and now in glorious Syros”
MOZART: Coronation Mass in C major, K.317
Camille Ortiz-Lafont, Soprano
Miranda Makrynioti, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Jurgenson, Tenor
Nikos Karagiaouris, Bass-baritone

Featuring a 100-voice choir from the U.S. and Greece
Sun Valley Community Church Traditional Choir, Tempe, AZ, USA (Marlynn Rey, Director)
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA, USA (Laura Kakis Serper, Director)
Camerata Singers, Pocatello, ID, USA (Scott Eric Anderson, Director)
Proclamation Chorale, Fort Worth, TX, USA (Jonathan Peacock, Director)
The Yellow Rose Singers, San Antonio, TX, USA (Gary L. Mabry, Director)
Solartissimo Vocal Ensemble of Contemporary Conservatory of Larissa, Greece (Nikos Euthymiadis, Director)

“The most difficult, dramatic, and searing of the Tchaikovsky symphonies—rarely performed. It will leave you breathless.”
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Peter Tiboris, Conductor

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Monday, July 17

1:30 PM – St. Nicholas Church

MOZART: Coronation Mass in C major, K.317
Marilena Striftobola, Soprano
Miranda Makrynioti, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Jurgenson, Tenor
Benoit Pitre, Bass-baritone

Featuring five American choirs
Sun Valley Community Church Traditional Choir, Tempe, AZ, USA (Marlynn Rey, Director)
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA, USA (Laura Kakis Serper, Director)
Camerata Singers, Pocatello, ID, USA (Scott Eric Anderson, Director)
Proclamation Chorale, Fort Worth, TX, USA (Jonathan Peacock, Director)
The Yellow Rose Singers, San Antonio, TX, USA (Gary L. Mabry, Director)

SOLO PERFORMANCE by Solartissimo Vocal Ensemble of Contemporary Conservatory of Larissa, Greece, conducted by Nikos Euthymiadis


Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Free and open to the public.


Monday, July 17

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

"Abandon yourself in this heart-breaking love story. A timeless masterpiece."
PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (Premiere Performance)

Giovanni Pacor, Conductor
Johannes Weigland, Stage Director

Eilana Lappalainen, Madama Butterfly
Alessio Borraggine, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, US Navy
Jennifer Arnold, Suzuki
Nikos Karagiaouris, Sharpless
Walker J. Jackson, Goro
Camille Ortiz-Lafont, Kate Pinkerton
Benoit Pitre, The Bonze
Vasso Zdravkov, Prince Yamadori
Miguel Angel Vasquez, Imperial Commissioner
Giorgos Voutsinos & Axilleas Ionaskou, Dolore

Jens Huebner, Technical Director, Set and Lighting Design
Daisuke Sogawa, Japanese Consultant and Choreography

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Tuesday, July 18

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

“Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, and Brahms—three of the greatest composers in all of music. A night of herculean musical drama.”
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op. 81

“Among the most difficult, dramatic and celebrated concerti in all of music”
DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36


Nicholas Canellakis, Cellist
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Wednesday, July 19

1:00 PM - Pnevmatiko Kendro

MASTER CLASS
Featuring Lydia Zervanos, Soprano, from Athens

Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, July 19

8:30 PM – Apollo Theater

PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly
Giovanni Pacor, Conductor
Johannes Weigand, Stage Director

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Thursday, July 20

11:00 AM – Pnevmatiko Kendro

MASTER CLASS
Featuring Jennifer Arnold, Mezzo-soprano

Free and open to the public.


Thursday, July 20

8:30 PM – Apollo Theater

“Mozart and Tchaikovsky—epic music geniuses”
MOZART: Overture to “The Magic Flute,” K.620

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 19, K.459

Christos Papageorgiou, Pianist

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Peter Tiboris, Conductor

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Friday, July 21

11:00 AM – Pnevmatiko Kendro

MASTER CLASS
Featuring Vassilis Kostopoulos, Bass

Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 21

6:00 PM - St. Nicholas Church

SUNSET CONCERT
Featuring American choirs performing sacred music from four centuries

Participating Choirs
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA (Laura Kakis Serper, Director)
Camerata Singers, Pocatello, ID (Scott Anderson, Director)
The Yellow Rose Singers, San Antonio, TX (Gary L. Mabry, Director)


Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 21

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly
Giovanni Pacor
, Conductor
Johannes Weigand, Stage Director

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Saturday, July 22

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

“The first Bach and Shostakovich works to be performed as part of the Festival of the Aegean by a great Greek-American cellist accompanied by the pianist Rogelio Rioja-Nolasco”

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonato for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36


Nicholas Canellakis, Cellist
Rogelio Rioja-Nolasco, Pianist
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Sunday, July 23

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (Final Performance)
Giovanni Pacor
, Conductor
Johannes Weigand, Stage Director

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Monday, July 24

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

LIEDERABEND
Featuring Greek Opera Studio Young Artists
Eilana Lappalainen, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
Rogelio Rioja-Nolasco, Pianist

“BE MY LOVE – A Tribute to Mario Lanza: Selected Arias and Songs in Homage to a Star of the Golden Age of Hollywood”

Konstantinos Latsos, Tenor
Special guest artist soprano Camille Ortiz-Lafont
Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco, Pianist

12 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
8 euros third tier, fourth tier


Tuesday, July 25

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

MOZART: Don Giovanni

Presented by the Greek Opera Studio
Eilana Lappalainen
, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco, Conductor
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director
Spyros Souladakis, Pianist

12 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
8 euros third tier, fourth tier


Wednesday, July 26

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

“Kinissis” from Athens

SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Jenia Manoussaki,
Pianist

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 19, K.459
Christos Papageorgiou,
Pianist

And additional special works for strings.

12 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
8 euros third tier, fourth tier


Thursday, July 27

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Greek Opera Studio “Gala”

“Featuring great arias, duet, quartet and scenes from the great operas works of the 18th and 19th centuries – a cornucopia of sound and drama”

Eilana Lappalainen
, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
Eilana Lappalainen, Detlef Soelter and Kristina Franz, Stage Directors
Spyros Souladakis, Pianist
Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco, Pianist

12 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
8 euros third tier, fourth tier


Friday, July 28: No performance.


Saturday, July 29

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

The ballet of the National Opera of Bucharest (Premiere)

“Invitation to Dance: A Gala Night featuring the Stars from the Ballet of the National Opera of Bucharest”


Featuring Selections from:
Voyage
Radio and Juliet
Fraudulent Smile
Anna Karenina
Giselle
Romeo and Juliet
Corsaire
Tango
Black Swan


Renato Zanella, Director and Choreographer

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


Sunday, July 30

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Festival Finale
The ballet of the National Opera of Bucharest

“Invitation to Dance: A Gala Night featuring the Stars from the Ballet of the National Opera of Bucharest”


Featuring Selections from:
Voyage
Radio and Juliet
Fraudulent Smile
Anna Karenina
Giselle
Romeo and Juliet
Corsaire
Tango
Black Swan


Renato Zanella, Director and Choreographer

20 euros main floor, first tier, second tier
12 euros third tier, fourth tier


2017 Festival Schedule in Greek



Tickets on sale starting May 1, 2017, 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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