12th Annual Pharos Chamber Music Festival
The 12th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival comprises 10 concerts throughout May-June, in three unique venues in Cyprus: the impressive Royal Manor House in the ancient village of Kouklia, birthplace of goddess Aphrodite; the contemporary The Shoe Factory, situated in the run-down part of Nicosia; The Olive Grove, a world- class, open-air venue surrounded by the idyllic forest of Delikipos.
Over 20 artists will join forces, including Lars Hannibal, Michala Petri, Streichtrio Berlin, Daishin Kashimoto, Alexander Chaushian, Emmanuel Pahud and Chen Halevi.
The festival starts on 16 May with a Recital with Michala Petri (Recorders) & Lars Hannibal (Lute, Guitar) / The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
Go to www.pharosartsfoundation.org for the full programme.
Concerts start at 8.30
THE VENUES: The Royal Manor House / Kouklia is one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture on the island and an unparalleled venue for intimate chamber music performances. The building also houses an archaeological museum, which records the rich history of human activity in the region from about 2800 BC to the present day. The Royal Manor House, which is part of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s “Aphrodite’s Cultural Route”, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Palaipaphos, or Old Paphos, was a city-kingdom of Cyprus and one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world. It was the site of a famous sanctuary of Aphrodite, the oldest remains of which date back to the 12th century BC.
The Shoe Factory is situated in the old part of Nicosia, near the buffer zone. Through it, the Pharos Arts Foundation is helping to revitalize this beautiful and historic section of the capital city by attracting a wide and diversified younger audience.
All concerts are characterized by a unique feeling of intimacy and music is performed in an exceptionally inspiring setting: a modern venue decorated with contemporary art by mainly local artists; a venue situated in the “run down” part of Nicosia that offers the audience the unique opportunity to sit within an amazing proximity to world famous artists and experience performances in a venue, quite frankly, like no other.
The Olive Grove is a world-class, open-air concert venue, which aims to deliver relaxed and informal events so that intimacy is developed between the artists and the audience. The venue is surrounded by the idyllic forest of Delikipos and is adorned with wooden decks, shallow pools of water, zen landscaping and a uniquely atmospheric lighting. The audience can relax on the chairs, blankets and pillows with a glass of wine.
INFORMATION & TICKETS: Information: Pharos Arts Foundation Tel. +35722663871 / Box Office: Tel. 7000-9304 (daily 9.30-11.30am)/ www.pharostickets.org)
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