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2011 Festival of the Aegean


Seventh Annual International Festival of the Aegean
July 12 - 25, 2011

Apollo Theater, "La Piccola Scala"
Syros Island, Cyclades, Greece

Peter Tiboris, Founder, General Director & Music Director

Pan-European Philharmonia
Jakub Fiebig, Orchestra Executive Manager

Tim Sharp, Direttore Ospite Principale
Earl Rivers, Janet Galvan, Irene Messoloras, Direttore Ospite

Peter Tiboris Conducting Schubert's Symphony No. 8


July 1
2, 14, 16 at 9:00 p.m.

Giuseppe Verdi 's La Traviata
Melodramma in tre atti
Libretto di Francesco Maria Piave
Edizione Ricordi-Milano

Peter Tiboris, Maestro Concertatore e Direttore d'orchestra

Renato Zanella,
Danza Direttore

Vinicio Chieli


Rogelio Riojas, Assistente del direttore d'orchestra

Personaggi ed interpreti

Natalia Ushakova,
Soprano (Violetta Valery)
Marissia Papalexiou,
Mezzo-soprano (Flora Bervoix)
Josephine Delledera, Soprano (Annina)
Israel Lozano,
Tenor (Alfredo Germont)
Frederick Burchinal,
Baritone (Giorgio Germont)
Joseph Brent,
Tenor (Gastone)
Brent Davis,
Baritone (Il Barone Douphol)
Benjamin Dawkins,
Bass (Il Marchese D'Obigny)
Richard Block,
Bass (Il Dottor Grenvil)
Bradley Trammel,
Tenor (Giuseppe, servo di Violetta)
Theodore Moraitis,
Bass (Domestico di Flora and Commissionario)

Acting Chorus

Avery Draut,
Kelsey Fredriksen,
Evelyn Shreves,
Megan Brunning,
Layla Edwards,
John Ford,
Evan Tyor,


Tulsa (Oklahoma) Oratorio Chorus
Tim Sharp,
Maestro del coro

Grateful appreciation to
The University of Georgia Opera Ensemble
Hodgson School of Music, Athens, Georgia USA


July 13 at 9 p.m.

Choral Gala

Music by American, Canadian & Greek Children's Choruses
Janet Galvan, Guest Conductor
Arkadi Serper, Accompanist

Music for Woman's Chorus
Earl Rivers, Guest Conductor
Dean Peiskee, Accompanist

John Rutter's Requiem
Pan-European Philharmonia
Tim Sharp,
Principal Guest Conductor
Paul Torkelson, Musical Associate
Josephine Delledera, Soprano
Sharon DeBoer, Accompanist

and Special Finale
Stavros Xarhakos/Vaggelis Gkoufas: Onero Demeno,
Irene Messoloras, Guest Conductor
Theodore Moraitis, Bass

July 15 at 6 p.m.

Sunset Concert
at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Four Visiting Choirs performing a cappella
sacred choral music.

Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, OK, Tim Sharp, Conductor;
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA,
Laura Kakis Serper, Conductor;
Contra Costa Children's Choir, Walnut Creek, CA,
Iris Lamanna, Conductor;
The Singing Girls of Texas, Mark Stamper, Conductor


July 15 at 9 p.m.

A Concert Commemorating
The 100th Anniversary of Gustav Mahler's death in 1911

-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished") (2011)
Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn

("The Young Boy's Magic Horn")
"Das irdische Leben"
"Wo Die Schonen Trompeten Blasen"

Mahler's "Das himmlische Leben" from Symphony No. 4

Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")


July 17 at 10 p.m.

CARMINA BURANA "Under the Stars"

Orff's Carmina Burana
Myrsini Margariti, Soprano
Paul Zachariades, Male mezzo-soprano
Frederick Burchinal, Baritone

Theodorakis' Zorba Suite
including "Asteraki" "Hasapiko Dance,"
"Strose to Stroma Sou"
Marissia Papalexiou, Mezzo-soprano

Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Miaoulli Plateia


July 19, 20 at 9 p.m

Academy AwardTM Winner

Olympia Dukakis
in a staged reading of

R o s e

Written by Martin Sherman
Directed by Nancy Meckler
Lighting Design by David Lander

"Olympia's performance in Rose is virtuosic."
-- The Boston Globe

"This is a triumph of Olympian proportions."
-- London Daily Telegraph

A remarkable life that began in a tiny Russian village, moved on to Warsaw's ghettos and ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona Canyons and salsa-flavored nights in Miami Beach.


July 22 at 9 p.m.

Mikis Theodorakis

Two Films by Asteris Kutulas & Klaus Salge
"Mikis Theodorakis. Composer"
"Mikis Theodorakis. Sun and Time"

Mikis Theodorakis and the directors will be on hand to discuss the films. The Cinema Theater
Free Admission


July 22, 23, 24 at 9 p.m.

Medea’s Choice
World Premiere Ballet Presentation
Based on the opera score(1991) by Mikis Theodorakis
Renato Zanella, Choreographer
A dance performance in One Act

Medea: Maria Kousouni
Jeason: Danilo Zeka
Glauce: Franziska Hollinek
Aegeus: Eno Peci
Choriphee: Sofia Pintzou
Creon: Nicky Vanoppen
Messenger: Danilo Zeka, Nicky Vanoppen, Eno Peci

Women's Chorus of Corinth - the Akropoditi Dance Theater of Syros
Angeliki Sigourou, Chorus Choreographer 
Alessandra Pasquali, Assistant Choreographer

Jiri Novak, Musical Assistant


July 25 at 9 p.m.

Second Annual Greek Opera Studio
Gala Concert
Eilana Lappalainen, Founder and Artistic Director


The members of the following choirs, a total of more than 400 singers,
are particpating in Carmina Burana and Zorba on July 17.

Some of these choirs are also appearing in other concerts in the Festival.

Nova Voce, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Irene Messoloras
, Guest Conductor

Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA, USA
Laura Kakis Serper,
Guest Conductor

Taghkanic Chorale, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Steven Fox
, Choir Director

Contra Costa Children’s Choir, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Iris Lamanna
, Guest Conductor

Durango Choral Society, Durango, CO, USA
Linda Mack Berven
, Choir Director

Connecticut Master Chorale, Danbury, CT, USA
Tina Johns Heidrich
, Choir Director

Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL, USA
Robert Lamb
, Choir Director

Wesleyan College Concert Chorus, Macon, GA, USA
Nadine Whitney
, Choir Director

The Arcadian Chorale of New Jersey, Matawan, NJ, USA
Marina Alexander
, Choir Director

Richmond Choral Society of New York City, Matawan, NJ, USA
Marina Alexander
, Choir Director

Warwick Valley Chorale, Warwick, NY, USA
Stanley Curtis
, Choir Director

Sardis Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Charlotte, NC, USA
Ken A. DeBoer
, Choir Director

The Knox Choir of Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Earl Rivers
, Guest Conductor

Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa, OK, USA
Tim Sharp
, Guest Conductor

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Austin, TX, USA
Ann Moeller
, Choir Director

The Singing Girls of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Mark Stamper
, Guest Conductor

Etobicoke Youth Choir, Etobicoke, ON, CAN
Louise Jardine
, Choir Director

Chorus of the Department of Musical Studies,
University of Athens, Greece
Nikos Maliaras, Choir Director

The "Manolis Kalomoiris" Children's Choir, Athens, Greece
Nikos Maliaras
, Choir Director

Choir of the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece
Spyros Klapsis
, Choir Director

The Hellenic Choirs Association with members for the following choirs:

Choir of the Employees Union of the Bank of Greece, Athens, Greece
Konstantinos Evangelatos
, Choir Director

Scientists' Choir of Philothei, Athens, Greece
Thomas Louziotis
, Choir Director

Mixed Choir of Eptanisii of Patras
Lena Sourmeli, Choir Director

Choir "Armonia" of Preveza, Greece
Valentin Stefanov
, Choir Director

With special thanks to the Hellenic Choirs Association,
Thomas Loutziotis, Executive Secretary,
for coordinating the appearances of the Greek choirs.

Works and artists subject to change without notice.

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