"Tribute to the Polis" - Charity Concert dedicated to Constantinople
Sunday June 1st, 2014, 19:30
‘Knights’ Courtyard’ Cyprus Wine Museum
Entrance: 7 (seven ) and 3 ( three ) EUR
This is about the big journey of a Constantinopolitan Citizen within the Reigning City of Constantine the Great. His tour through the city’s alleys brings back memories of the city’s glorious past and its present alienation.
The Constantinopolitan Citizen sitting by the straits of Bosporus listens to the musical sounds of the water warbling the Tzivaeri and smells the fragrant flowers. Scanning the shore of the other continent he sees the aching Hellenism. Smyrna is burning, the mother is crying. The Aegean is boiling; Cyprus is bleeding from the violent dismemberment.
But a genuine political aura awakens him. The four villages of Galata, Tatavla, Therapia and Nichori. A luminous glint on the blackened veil of memory that warms him and dances within him: Farewell Holy Virgin we spoke of them, it was just a dream, ....we have forgotten them . Today meets yesterday. Istanbul becomes again Constantinople. Modern music humbly bows humbly to the Roman, the Byzantine and the Ecclesiastical, and they all become as one.
Songs born through tradition. Tracks about Constantinople, Smyrna and Asia Minor. Poetry set to music by the Cypriot composer Anastasia Guy.
The event is held under the patronage of the Bishop of Limassol mr Athanasios and the net income will be donated to the poverty-stricken’s Lunch of the Limassol Metropolis.
Choir Conductor: Marios Koulermos Karasamanis
Friendly participation: Anastasia Guy - composer
Colloquist-Narrator: Peter Mantralis - Philologist
Soloists: Chris Timotheou, Michael Theodoulou, Michael Solomou
Piano: Rea Kafkalia
Violin: Maria Lanitis
Tambouras (Banjo): Iliana Kallis
Toumperleki: Michael Theodoulou
Guitar: Nicholas Praxiteles
Organizer: Cultural Association Palimpsests
Sponsor: Cyprus Wine Museum
With the support of the Greek School Pascal