Music, theater and outdoor shows at Rialto in June


With the arrival of summer, the calendar of events has received a boost and the Rialto Theater has planned a full calendar of events for June.

Kicking off the month’s performances is a concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra on June 4. The sizzling rhythms and sounds of Nuevo Tango will echo in the Theater as the Orchestra presents the new style of tango created by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla in the mid-20th century. Integrating elements of classical and jazz music with traditional Argentine tango, his work takes the audience to the heart of the most intense human emotions.

The program also includes the world premiere of the Concerto for Three Guitars by contemporary Argentinian composer / guitarist Maximo Diego Pujol, which also merges traditional tango and folk genres with classical forms and styles.

The performance of June 5 seeks to portray the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca whose work finds fertile ground in the Greek intellectual world since the quests of the Spanish poet are intrinsically linked to innovation and secularism in Greece. after war.

The starting point was Blood Wedding, directed by Karolos Koun Theatro Technis in 1948. Romancero Gitano then followed with music composed by Theodorakis, based on an adaptation of Odysseas Elytis (1967). Having at the epicenter the works Blood Wedding, adapted for voice, guitar and cello, as well as Romancero Gitano, adapted for guitar and voice, both presented for the first time in this form in Cyprus, the event pays homage to the one of the most loved and sung poets. Several other selected songs based on Lorca’s poetry, composed by renowned artists, will also be presented.

Other music will follow throughout June 9, 10 and 11 as Tatiana Stupak and her fellow musicians will perform different classical repertoires.

A concert featuring some of the most legendary songs of the Greek New Wave movement and Athenian ‘clubs’ of the 60s and 70s will follow on Sunday 13. The show will be a musical journey into the nostalgic atmosphere of these small spaces, where friends and softly whispered love songs take the lead.

Mid-June will once again host the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra to present Sounds of the Winds. Under the direction of conductor Zoe Tsokanou and CySO Principal Trumpeter Gareth Griffiths, CySO stages a program purely dedicated to music for wind instruments. The concert presents a selection of three pieces composed between 1878 and 1974 in sound colors characteristic of the countries of origin of the composers: Antonín Dvořák (Bohemia), Gordon Jacob (England) and Jean Francaix (France).

The performance on June 17 brings audiences back to an all too familiar feeling felt by many during the various lockdowns. A Mirror is a performance about the loneliness and social isolation experienced at that time, the sense of loneliness conveyed both by stories of people living among us as well as by loneliness itself.

The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, will not go unnoticed at Rialto as the Alliance Française de Limassol in collaboration with the Municipality of Limassol, the Rialto Theater, the Embassy of France and the French Institute of Cyprus in Nicosia are organizing a special event to celebrate the day. With world-renowned singer Vakia Stavrou in a multicultural repertoire from all over the world, accompanied by renowned pianist Manolis Neofytou, a charming performance will be presented for free.

The next event, June 24, will have a completely different tone as the Municipality of Famagusta is organizing a symposium on 450 years since the siege and fall of Famagusta. Coordinated by Dr Petros Papapolyviou, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Archeology at the University of Cyprus, it invites three speakers (Dr Angel Nicolaou-Konnari, Dr Michalis Olympios and Mimis Sophocleous) to join the discussion. Entitled Odyssey of Return, the symposium will also be broadcast online via the Facebook page.

The month will end with an outdoor play at the Antilogos Theater called Waiting for Godot. Samuel Beckett’s iconic play has been translated and adapted into Greek Cypriot and Turkish dialects by director Kostas Silvestros. In this performance, the two dialects merge and become one, creating an intense need for communication between the two heroes.

June shows at the Rialto theaters

A series of live music concerts, plays and more. Throughout June. Rialto Theater, Limassol. More details and tickets on

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