Festival of the Aegean

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


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

Program from the Thirteenth
Festival of the Aegean, 2017

Fota Program

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Past Festivals

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2012 Festival of the Aegean

Peter Tiboris, Founder
General Director and Aristic Director

Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania (Festival Debut)
Zhani Ciko, General Director, National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania

Greek National Opera Ballet (Festival Debut)
Featuring choirs from the U.S.A., Canada, France, and Greece

New Zealand Chamber Soloists, Special Guests (Debut)
Lara Hall, Violin; James Tennant, Cello; Katherine Austin, Piano

Saturday, June 30, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Festival Kickoff

Old City Hall, Possidonia (Della Grazia)

The Festival Kickoff will include a wine tasting featuring Cycladian wineries, the introduction of Festival artists and directors, and a performance of Arias by the Greek Opera Studio.

Monday, July 9, 2012
Festival Opening Concert
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

 

Presentation by Mayor Yannis Dekavallas to Peter Tiboris and the people of Syros, of the "Festival of the Year Award in Greater Greece" for July 2011 Festival of the Aegean, given by the National Music and Theater Critics Association of Athens. The award was first given to Mayor Dekavallas on December 12, 2011, at Megaron Musikis in Athens.

"The Epic and Historic Genius of Beethoven"

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (“Choral”)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)

Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Dimitris Sgouros, Piano (Festival Debut)

Erica Muller, Soprano
Maria Ratkova, Mezzo-soprano
Keith Ikaia-Purdy, Tenor
Dimitri Kavrakos, Bass

Choruses from the USA, Canada, and Greece
Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
July 10, 12, 14, 2012

Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

"The December 9, 1905, Dresden controversial opera by Richard Strauss that changed the course of music in the 20th Century"

Richard Strauss: Salome

An opera in one act

Wiktor Bockman, Guest Conductor (Greek Conducting Debut)
Dirk Schattner, Stage Director
Jens Huebner, Lighting

Salome: Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano
Herod: Peter Svensson, Tenor
Herodias: Graciela Araya, Mezzo-soprano
Jochanaan: Anooshah Golesorkhi, Baritone
Narraboth: Keith Ikaia-Purdy, Tenor
A Page of Herodias: Maria Ratkova, Soprano
First Jew: Riad Ymeri, Tenor
Second Jew: Gilmond Miftari, Tenor
Third Jew: Klodjan Kacani, Tenor
Fourth Jew: Julian Gjojdeshi, Tenor
Fifth Jew: Edvin Kastrati, Bass
First Nazarena: Théo Gavaliatsis, Tenor
Second Nazarena: Dimitri Kavrakos, Bass
First soldier: Nikolaos Karagiaouris, Bass
Second soldier: Augusto Garcia Vázquez, Bass
A Cappadocian: Thanos Foskolos, Baritone
A slave: Chen Laks, Soprano

Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania

100 minutes, no intermission

With grateful appreciation to the Greek National Opera for assistance in this production

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

"Pergolesi's Voices from Heaven & the Lyric Elegance of Schubert"

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in D-flat major, D. 485
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Eleni Panagiotopoulou, Soprano
Fotini Athanasaki, Mezzo-soprano
Francis Bardot, Conductor
Choeur d'Enfants d'Ile-de-France, Francis Bardot, Music Director

Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

Strauss: Salome
Same as July 10

With grateful appreciation to the Greek National Opera for assistance in this production

Friday, July 13, 2012
St. Nicholas Church - 6 p.m.

"Sunset a cappella choral concert—Sacred Music in a Sacred Place"

Gary L. Mabry, Director
Yellow Rose Singers, San Antonio, TX

Francis Bardot, Director
Choeur d'Enfants d'Ile-de-France, Paris, France

Katerina Vasilikou, Director
Ambitus Choir, Athens, Greece

Christina Kalliaridou, Director
Corfu Island Children's Choir & Corfu Mixed Chorus, Greece

Free Admission

Friday, July, 13, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

"Beethoven's Triple Concerto & the Sweeping Power of Symphony No. 7"

Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56
New Zealand Chamber Soloists
Lara Hall, Violin; James Tennant, Cello; Katherine Austin, Piano

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

"Family One-hour Rush Concert: Getting to Know the New Zealand Trio from Down Under
"

Mozart: Trio in B-flat major, K.502
Kalomiri: Violin Sonata (In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of his death)
Psathas: Three Island Songs
New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Free Admission

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

Strauss: Salome
Same as July 10

With grateful appreciation to the Greek National Opera for assistance in this production

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 10 p.m.

A Concert for Syros

"Under the Stars" in Miaoulli Plateia


John Rutter: Magnificat (Greek Premiere)
John Rutter, Conductor (Greek Debut)
Liliana Del Conde, Soprano
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Nikola Zoraqi: Festival Overture
Thoma Gaqi: Albanian Dance (with tambour)
Zhani Ciko, Conductor
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Ravel: Bolero
Maria Kousouni, Principal Dancer of the Greek National Opera
Renato Zanella, Choreographer

Beethoven: “Choral Finale” from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Erica Muller, Soprano
Maria Ratkova, Mezzo-soprano
Keith Ikaia-Purdy, Tenor
Dimitri Kavrakos, Bass

Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania
Lighting: Vinicio Chielli
Sound: Nikos Kontizas

Bring a chair, come early.
Free admission

Monday, July 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Pnevmatiko Kentro

Lieder Abend

An hour of art songs performed by Greek Opera Studio participants
Carlos Vazquez, Piano

Monday, July 16, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

"Stylistic Variations on a Song by Mikis Theodorakis"
(Festival Premiere)

Christos Papageorgiou, Piano (Festival Debut)

Past, present, and the future of piano music are combined in this piece, which posits that music always arises from what people want to sing. The core of this work is a Greek melody from a song titled ''Denial'' or "At the Secret Shore," written by composer Mikis Theodorakis and Nobel Prize-winning poet George Seferis.

 “Stylistic Variations for piano on a song by Mikis Theodorakis” is a  set of 32 variations, each of which references the style of  a composer or epoch starting with Couperin and and traveling through the history of music to Mozart, Webern, Debussy, Chopin, Keith Jarret, pop music, and the electronic sounds made by computers and heard through speakers in the concert hall (thus representing the future of piano music).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

Euripides: Heracles (Festival Premiere)

Aquila Theatre of New York
Peter Meineck, Artistic Director
(Performed in English with Greek Surtitles)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
No Performance

Thursday, Friday, Sunday, July 19, 20, 22, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

“Everybody’s Waltzing”

J. Strauss II: Alles Walzer (“Everybody’s Waltzing”)
Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, John Hassel: “Empty Places”
Minkus: Don Quixote pas de deux
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet pas de deux
J. Strauss II: Blue Danube pas de deux

Featuring Principals, Soloists and Chorus dancers of the
Greek National Opera Ballet

Choreographed by Renato Zanella

Friday, July 20, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

“Everybody’s Waltzing”
Same as July 19

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

Greek Opera Studio

Eilana Lappalainen, Founder and Artistic Director=

Sunday, July 22, 2012
Apollo Theater ("La piccola scala")

“Everybody’s Waltzing”
Same as July 19


Choirs from the US, Canada, France, and Greece


Anita Cyrier
Johnson County Chorus, Overland Park, Kansas, USA

Gary L. Mabry
Yellow Rose Singers, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Gary Miller
Indian River Charter High School Choir, Vero Beach, Florida, USA

Wendolin Pazitka Munroe
Canadian University College Choral Union, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

Beth Richey
Towne Singers, La Cañada, California, USA

Francis Bardot
Choeur d'Enfants d'Ile-de-France, Paris, France

Stavros Beris
Choir of Emporiki Bank, Athens, Greece

Kostas Evangelatos
Choir of Employees of the Bank of Greece, Athens, Greece

Lina Geronikou
University of Patras Choir, Greece

Christina Kalliaridou
Corfu Island Children’s Choir and Corfu Mixed Choir, Greece

Spyros Klapsis
Members of National Conservatory's Choir (Ethniko Odeio), Athens, Greece

Thomas Louziotis
Scientists' Choir of Philothei, Athens, Greece

Nikos Maliaras
The Choir of the Department of Musicology of the University of Athens and The “Manolis Kalomoiris” Children’s Choir, Athens, Greece

Stavros Solomos
Polyphonic Choir of Patras, Patras, Greece

Katerina Vasilikou
Ambitus Choir, Athens, Greece

Marina Retskaklova
Choir of Filarmoniki Foundation Conservatory of  Patras, Greece

Special Thanks to Thomas Louziotis, Hellenic Choirs Association


 


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