Orchestra to honour World Refugee Day

A Stelios Cyprus bicommunal award-winning orchestra who played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 2017 plan to honour World Refugee Day with a summer concert at Bellapais Abbey this month.

The Cyprus Chamber Orchestra was founded by two young musicians violinist Nihat Ağdac and oboeist Natalie Neophytou who as joint artistic directors have brought together more than 20 musicians from both sides of the divide.

The duo formed the idea to promote peace through quality music performances around the island while studying in London at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The first bicommunal classical music orchestra on the island has no conductor, in order to promote a closer partnership by musicians.

The summer concert is to take place at 8pm next Sunday, June 18, with a programme offering an Adagio by T Albinoni, Passacaglia by G F Handel-Aslamazy an, A Hoca’s Little Cypriot Suite, A Cyprus Suite by N Vichas and Mozart’s Symphony No 40.

Tickets are priced at eight euros or 30TL, available from branches of Deniz Plaza in Lefkoşa and Girne, the Bellapais Abbey ticket office or on the door or may be reserved by phoning 0533 860 3715.

By Anne Canalp for Cyprus Today

Orchestra honours World Refugee Day

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