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Mendelssohn’s concerto for piano, violin and strings is the highlight of the next evening concert series of the CYSO, with soloists Plotinos Mikromatis (piano) and Alexis Theophylaktou (violin), under the baton of Nabil Shehata.

Two concerts will be given as follows:
Limassol: Wednesday 8 November 2017, Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Nicosia: Thursday 9 November 2017, Pallas Theatre, Paphos Gate, 20:30

The symphonic poem “Khirokitia” by Cypriot composer Yiorgos Karvellos conjures up an image of this Neolithic settlement recalling primordial memories and historical experience of 9000 years. It is written in a tonal musical idiom in which the composer incorporates and develops rhythmic and melodic elements from the music tradition of our country. Mendelssohn was only 14 years old when he composed his Double Concerto in D minor, which had its first public performance on July 3rd 1823 at the Berlin Schauspielhaus. The work, however, remained unpublished during Mendelssohn's lifetime and it wasn't until 1999 that a critical edition of the piece was available. Haydn’s Symphony no. 104, the composer’s last, was written in 1795 while the composer was living in London, and premiered there at the King's Theatre with great success on May 4th 1795. Haydn wrote in his diary, "The whole company was thoroughly pleased and so was I. I made 4000 gulden on this evening: such a thing is possible only in England."

G. Karvellos: Κhirokitia, symphonic poem
F. Mendelssohn: Concerto for piano, violin and strings in D minor, MWV O4
J. Haydn: Symphony no. 104 in D major, Hob.I:104

Supporters: Rialto Theatre, Limassol Municipality

Ticket prices:
€12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (12-18 yrs), €3 (under 12)

Ticket presales:
Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040, 77777745)
-  Online at
-  Box Office, 4 weeks before the concert (Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-13:00) and 1,5 hrs before the concert  
Pallas Theatre (Regenis and Arsinoes corner, Nicosia 1010, 22 410181)
-  Online at 
-  Box Office, Wed 16:00-19:00 and 2 hrs before the concert 

Information: 22 463144,