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


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“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.



12th Annual International
Festival of the Aegean
July 10 - 23, 2016
Island of Syros, Greece

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

The Festival of the Aegean is produced and presented by MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International of New York City in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros, George Marangos, Mayor, and Thomai Mendrinou, Vice-Mayor for Cultural Affairs.

Peter Tiboris, Founder, General & Music Director
Eilana Lappalainen,
     Artistic Director of Festival Opera Productions,
     General Director of Greek Opera Studio,
     Festival Manager
Giovanni Pacor, Principal Guest Conductor (Italy, Festival Debut)
Zoe Zeniodi, Associate Music Director and Conductor
Francis Bardot, Guest Conductor
Dirk Boiy, Guest Conductor
Rafail Pylarinos, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master
(Greece, Festival Debut)
Dirk Schattner, Stage Director
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director (Germany, Festival Debut)
Pantelis Polichronidis and Spyros Souladakis, Pianists

240 visiting artists from 20 different countries

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
Jakub Fiebig
, Executive Manager

THE APPEARANCE OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN PHILHARMONIA OF WARSAW IS MADE POSSIBLE DUE TO A DONATION BY THE SCHWARZ FAMILY OF MUNICH, GERMANY.

Sunday, July 10

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Festival Premiere Concert
In Celebration of the 190th Anniversary of the Founding of Hermoupolis by Louka Rallis on June 24, 1826

HAYDN: Mass No. 10 in C major, H. XXII:9 (“Missa in Tempore Belli” / “Mass in Time of War”) (1796)
Lydia Zervanos, Soprano
Katerina Roussou, Mezzo-soprano
Ioannis Kavouras, Tenor
Stanislav Chernenkov, Bass

Corfu Municipal Choir "San Giacomo" (Antoniy Ivanov, Director)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”) (1893)
Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris, Conductor


Monday, July 11

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci (1892)
Piero Giuliacci, Tenor (Canio)
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano (Nedda)
Massimiliano Fichera, Baritone (Tonio)
Ioannis Kavouras, Tenor (Beppe)
Gustavo Feulien, Baritone (Silvio)

Pan-European Philharmonia 
Giovanni Pacor
, Conductor
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director


Tuesday, July 12

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (1807)
HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Hob.VIIb:1 (1761-65)
"Great Artist Series" – Nicholas Canellakis, Cellist and Leader (USA, Greek Debut)

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1806)
"Great Artist Series" – Pavel Šporcl, Violinist (Czech Republic,
Festival Debut)
Pan-European Philharmonia 
Peter Tiboris
, Conductor


Wednesday, July 13

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci (1892)
Piero Giuliacci, Tenor (Canio)
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano (Nedda)
Massimiliano Fichera, Baritone (Tonio)
Ioannis Kavouras, Tenor (Beppe)
Gustavo Feulien, Baritone (Silvio)

Pan-European Philharmonia 
Giovanni Pacor
, Conductor
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director


Thursday, July 14

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in in E minor, Op. 11 (1830)
"Artist Spotlight Series" - Asiya Korepanova, Pianist (Russia)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”) (1893)
Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris
, Conductor


Friday, July 15

6:00 PM - St. Nicholas Church

“Sunset Concert” featuring
Choeur d'Enfants d'Ile-de-France (Paris, France)
Francis Bardot, Director

Free and open to the public


Friday, July 15

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci (1892)
Piero Giuliacci, Tenor (Canio)
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano (Nedda)
Massimiliano Fichera, Baritone (Tonio)
Ioannis Kavouras, Tenor (Beppe)
Gustavo Feulien, Baritone (Silvio)

Pan-European Philharmonia 
Giovanni Pacor
, Conductor
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director


Saturday, July 16

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Free admission for children
Sponsored by the Municipality of Syros

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op. 81
BERLIOZ: La mort de Cléopâtre, H.36 (1829)
“Artist Spotlight Series” - Katerina Roussou, Mezzo-soprano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74
("Pathétique") (1893)
Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris, Conductor


Sunday, July 17

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci (1892)
Piero Giuliacci, Tenor (Canio)
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano (Nedda)
Massimiliano Fichera, Baritone (Tonio)
Ioannis Kavouras, Tenor (Beppe)
Gustavo Feulien, Baritone (Silvio)

Pan-European Philharmonia 
Giovanni Pacor
, Conductor
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director


Monday, July 18

7:00 PM - Apollo Theater

Special Children's Concert - Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Municipality of Syros

BRITTEN: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946)
KLEINSINGER: Tubby the Tuba (1946)
Pan-European Philharmonia
Dirk Boiy, Conductor (Brussels, Belgium)
George Michalakis, Narrator (Syros)

HENRY MOLLICONE: Starbird (1981)
Greek Opera Studio
Eilana Lappalainen, General Director of Greek Opera Studio
Detlef Soelter, Stage Director


Tuesday, July 19

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Free admission for children

Solo Arias from Great Oratorios featuring Greek Opera Studio Artists
Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

"Liederabend"
Greek Opera Studio artists singing works from
Italy, Germany, France, America and Greece
Eilana Lappalainen, General Director of Greek Opera Studio
Pantelis Polichronides, Pianist


Wednesday, July 20

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

"Mozart's Marriage Madness"
(Based on Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro)
Presented by the Greek Opera Studio
Eilana Lappalainen, General Director of Greek Opera Studio
Dirk Schattner, Stage Director
Spyros Souladakis, Pianist


Thursday, July 21

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Academia Athens Orchestra (Strings from Athens) (Festival Debut)
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 (1933-34)
BARBER: Adagio for Strings, from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)
HANDEL: Sonata No. 4 in D major for Violin, Piano, and Strings, HWV 372 (1749-50), reinterpreted by C. Papageorgiou
J.S. BACH: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (1738)
C. PAPAGEORGIOU: Piano Concerto No. 3, reimagining Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Traditional Zeibekiko and Tango-Ballade-Mambo
Christos Papageorgiou, Conductor and Pianist


Friday, July 22

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Academia Athens Orchestra (Strings from Athens)
MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G major), K.525 (1787)
GENZMER: Concertino No. 2 for Piano and Strings (1963)
Jenia Manoussaki, Conductor and Pianist

TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (1880)
Peter Tiboris, Conductor


Saturday, July 23

8:30 PM - Apollo Theater

Greek Opera Studio Grand Finale: Opera Galore
Scenes, duets, and arias from the world’s best-known operas featuring
young and upcoming artists from the Greek Opera Studio
Eilana Lappalainen, General Director of Greek Opera Studio
Pantelis Polichronides, Pianist


All seats in the theater are reserved and are 15 euros (except 10 euros for senior citizens and children). Tickets will be on sale at the Apollo Theater starting May 15, 2016, and through www.ticketservices.gr

Please note that the schedule above is subject to change without notice.

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