SOUNDS OF WINDS
A programme dedicated purely to music for wind instruments, under the baton of conductor Zoi Tsokanou and CySO’s principal trumpetist Gareth Griffiths as the soloist. The concert presents a fine selection of three pieces composed between 1878 and 1974 featuring characteristic sound colours from the composers’ countries of origin: AntonínDvořák (Bohemia),Gordon Jacob (England) and Jean Francaix (France).
Dvořák’sSerenade for wind instruments in D minor (1878) is a magnificent work whose composition was sparked by a fascination of the Czech composer with one of Mozart’s wind serenades. Here too,Dvořákdoes what he is so famous and admired for: combining beautifully the classical serenade genre with traditional Czech and Bohemian dance forms, rhythms and melodic patterns.
Francaix’s Le gay Paris (1974) for trumpet and wind ensemble is a light-hearted piece full of humorous dialogues between the soloist and the wind instruments.
We close our concert with Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles (1959) that is based on four early English folk songs, to which the composer adds his own unique musical twist, thus making them all the more enjoyable and fun.
AntonínDvořák: Serenade for wind instruments, op. 44
Jean Françaix:Le Gay Paris for trumpet and wind ensemble
Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles
Soloist: Gareth Griffiths (trumpet)
Conductor: Zoi Tsokanou
Supporters: Limassol Municipality, Rialto Theatre, Pafos Municipality
Lemesos: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Pafos: Thursday 17 June 2021
Markideio Municipal Theatre, 20:30
Lefkosia: Friday 18 June 2021
Pallas Theatre, Pafos Gate, 20:30
Ticket prices: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18)
Rialto Theatre (Andrea Drousioti 19, Heroes Square, 3040 Lemesos, 77777745)
Pallas Theatre, Pafos Gate (Rigainis and Arsinois corner, 1010 Lefkosia, 22 410181)
Markideio Municipal Theatre (Andrea Geroudi 27, 8010 Pafos,26 22228)
LEFKOSIA, LEMESOS, PAFOS