Paronaxia Arts: Summer Classical Piano Music Concerts
by David Salihi
Summer Classical Piano Music Concerts
Paros - 16-22 July 2012
We are pleased to announce four classical music recitals on 16, 18, 20 and 22 July in the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. All the recitals will begin at 8.30pm and are free admission.
This is the third consecutive year in which we celebrate with our mini-festival for classical piano. Last year we welcomed the addition of a violin and soprano and this year we are excited to announce the addition of a cello.
The second recital on 18 July is by pianist Michail Tsiaras. Michail will begin with a Bach prelude and fugue, in C# minor from book 1, followed by Haydnâ€™s sonata in E flat, No.49 from the Hoboken Haydn catalogue.
Michail will then move away from the German baroque/classical period, to Greek composer Yannis Constantinidis, the last of the handful of composers referred to collectively as the Greek National School, with his Sonatine no.1. Then the music travels to Spain, since the second half consists of four pieces from Albenizâ€™s Iberia.
On 20 July pianist Evi Kiriazidou returns to our mini-festival stage. Some of you may remember Evi from last year when she gave a dazzling rendition of Samuel Barberâ€™s â€˜Souvenirsâ€™. This year Evi will start her recital with Mozartâ€™s sonata, KV 310 in A minor. Next, firmly in Greece, are five pieces from For a little white seashell by Manos Hadjidakis, followed by Chopinâ€™s Ballade Op.38 in F and Mussorgskyâ€™s masterpiece piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition.
The final recital on 22 July is by pianist Nikos Kyriosoglou. Nikos will begin with Haydnâ€™s sonata in E, No.31, followed by three pieces from De Clavecin, by Jean-Philippe Rameau - Le Rappel des Oiseaux, L'Egyptienne and La Poule originally composed for the harpsichord and two waltzes, Op.69 by Chopin.
Those attending all of the concerts will hear flavours from many countries, Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, and just a whiff of Bohemia. The artists will fill the warm summer air breeze with the sounds of glorious music, creating magical experiences you wonâ€™t want to miss!