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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 Peter Tiboris. Now entering its tenth 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 1250 concerts of which 570 of them have been in historic Carnegie Hall in New York City.


151th Anniversary of the Apollo Theater
1864-2015

Eleventh Annual International
Festival of the Aegean
July 12 - 25, 2015, Hermoupolis,
Island of Syros, Greece

Presented by MidAmerica Productions, Inc., and
MidAm International, Inc. of NYC
in cooperation and conjunction with the
Municipality of Syros, and
Ma‎yor George Marangos and
Vice-Mayor Thanos Foskolos

Peter Tiboris
General Director & Music Director

Zoe Zeniodi
Associate Conductor

Apollo Theater (“La piccola scala”)
founded April 20, 1864

Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris
, Music Director & Conductor



July 12, 14, 16, & 18, 2015
Apollo Theater

Luigi Cherubini’s MEDEA (1797)

Based on the ancient play by Euripides
Sung in Italian with Greek and English Surtitles

Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Dirk Schattner, Stage Director
Jens Huebner, Production Design & Lighting

Eilana Lappalainen in the role of Medea


Sunday, July 12, 2015

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
LUIGI CHERUBINI: Medea (Premiere)
(Sung in Italian with Greek and English surtitles)

Peter Tiboris, Music Director
Zoe Zeniodi, Associate Conductor
Dirk Schattner, Stage Director
Jens Huebner, Set and Light Design
Vangelis Siadimas, Technical Director

Eilana Lappalainen, Medea
Konstantin Andreyev, Jasone
Vassilis Kostopoulos, Creonte the King
Burci Hanci, Glauce
Fotini Athanasaki, Niris
Marilena Striftobola, Prima Ancela


Monday, July 13

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Gabriel Faure: REQUIEM

Featuring choirs the United States of America and Greece
William Wyman, Conductor

Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter" in C major, K. 551

Zoe Zeniodi, Conductor


Tuesday, July 14

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
CHERUBINI: Medea
Same as July 12


Wednesday, July 15

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
SCHUBERT: Overture to "Rosamunde"
BEETHOVEN: Triple concerto for violin, cello, and piano

Trio 92, Vienna, Austria:
Nadezda Kalmykova, Violin
Loukia Loulaki, Violoncello
Maciej Skarbek, Piano
Gina Bachauer Award Laureate 2014



Thursday, July 16

6:00 PM - Apollo Theater
"One hour of music for children"
(Free Admission)

Trio 92, Vienna, Austria:
Nadezda Kalmykova, Violin
Loukia Loulaki, Violoncello
Maciej Skarbek, Piano
Gina Bachauer Award Laureate 2014

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
CHERUBINI: Medea
Same as July 12


Friday, July 17

6:00 PM - St. Nicholas Church
"Sunset Concert"

Sacred a cappella choral music at St. Nicholas Church
Featuring 4 choirs from the USA and 1 choir from Greece

American Choirs
Lincoln Choral Artists, Lincoln, Nebraska
Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, Lincoln, Nebraska
Saint Paul United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, Lincoln, Nebraska
William Wyman, Conductor

Central Community College Spectrum, Columbus, Nebraska
Jeffrey Kitson, Conductor

Western Nebraska Community College Collegiate Chorale, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Rita Stinner, Conductor

Children's Chorus of Sussex County, New Jersey
Deborah Mello, Conductor

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Boccherini: STABAT MATER

Olanna Goudeau and Ashley Renee Watkins:
Sopranos, ACTE II, Opera Duo
Finalists in "America's Got Talent" 2014 on American National Television

Zoe Zeniodi, Conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No.6, op.68 "Pastorale"

With special lighting design by Stella Kaltsou

Peter Tiboris, Conductor


Saturday, July 18

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
CHERUBINI: Medea
Same as July 12


Sunday, July 19

2:00 PM - Apollo Theater
American Folk Song and Spirituals

Family concert
Olanna Goudeau and Ashley Renee Watkins:
Sopranos, ACTE II, Opera Duo
Finalists in "America's Got Talent" 2014 on American National Television

Manolis Papasifakis, Piano

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Grand Choral Gala
Mozart: Symphony #40 K.550 in G minor
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra, op.80


Featuring Choirs from the USA and Greece

Tzenia Manousaki, Piano
Peter Tiboris, Conductor


Monday, July 20

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Concert for Kids
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf


Narrated in Greek with English surtitles

Dirk Boiy, Conductor
Giorgos Mihalakis, Narrator/Actor
Members of Pan-European Philharmonia

Greek Opera Studio
Celius Dougherty: Many Moons (A children's opera)
Eilana Lappalainen, Artistic Director
Dirk Schattner, Stage Director


Tuesday, July 21

6:00 PM - Apollo Theater
"Mediterra" Concert for Kids (Free Admission)
ZZ Trio/Athens

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Greek Opera Studio
Liederabend
Eilana Lappalainen, Artistic Director

“Mediterra”
Mediterranean Music by: Ravel, Granados, Ibert, Borne, Bizet, Koumendakis, Chatzidakis, and traditional songs from Corsica and Italy

ZZ Trio/Athens:
Myrsini Margariti, Soprano
Natalia Gerakis, Flute
Zoe Zeniodi, Piano


Wednesday, July 22

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Puccini: Suor Angelica
(Staged and costumed)

Eilana Lappalainen, Artistic Director
Zoe Zeniodi, Music Director


Thursday, July 23

6:00 PM - Apollo Theater
Recital for children and meeting with Theodoros Kerkezos and Christos Papageorgiou
(Free Admission)

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Saxophone and Piano Recital:
"The all-classic sax sound"

Music by Bach, Milhaud, Gershwin, Piazolla, Papageorgiou, Ravel, Inturalde, LeGrand among others

Theodoros Kerkezos, Alto saxophone
Christos Papageorgiou, Piano


Friday, July 24

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater
Greek Opera Studio
The Grand Finale with Arias and Opera Scenes

Eilana Lappalainen, Artistic Director


Tickets available beginning March 1, 2015 at the Apollo Theater and through www.ticketservices.gr

Program and artists subject to change without notice.

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