When: 23/06/2023

Tickets: Free Entrance (€1 Processing Fee per seat)

Duration: 1 hour

Language: Greek/English


About the event:

Sistema Cyprus is coming back for a unique concert on June 23rd at 19:30 in Nicosia Municipal Theatre. The concert is organized within the framework of the European project “B-Me - Blending Melodies: Bridging Cultural Identities” carried out by the organization Sistema Cyprus in collaboration with El Sistema Greece and Associação das Orquestras Sinfónicas Juvenis Sistema Portugal, with the support of the European Union.
The goal of ‘B-Me - Blending Melodies: Bridging Cultural Identities’ is the creation of original music compositions through the cooperation of local composers along with musicians with refugee or migratory background. In this concert, under the baton of Santiago Ossa Alzate, will present 6 new pieces (world premiere) composed especially for this project.

More about the event:

More specifically, we will listen to the following pieces:

  1. When the Torches lights up the Valley, Alexandros Gkonis (Greece) and Hassan Sebastian Labendz (Poland)
  2. Hayal, Ioanna Topsi-Moutesidou (Greece) and Hussein Badran (Syria)
  3. The Forest Has Secrets Too, Marta Domingues (Portugal) and Ale Damasceno (Brasil)
  4. Γιορτή-3астілля-Feast, Voris Sarris (Cyprus) and Nikita Zozovskyi (Ukraine)
  5. Rapsodia dos Rios, Anne Victorino d’Almeida (Portugal) and Edison Otero (Colombia)
  6. Kotyku Sirenkyi, Carlos Garcia (Portugal) and Marian Yanchyk (Ukraine)

The concert is under the auspices of the UNHCR Country Office in Cyprus and is dedicated to World Refugee Day 2023.

Concert Major Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Culture

Concert Supporters: UNHCR Country Office in Cyprus, Intercity Buses

More about Sistema Cyprus

Sistema Cyprus is a social-music orchestra programme established in 2018. Sistema Cyprus offers music education to the children and young people of Cyprus, including migrants, refugees and children and young people with less opportunities, and ensures that these groups are respected, recognised, and included in the society. 

Sistema Cyprus is inspired by the El Sistema social action music programme that was first founded in Venezuela in 1975. Through the formation of orchestras and choirs, El Sistema acts as a superb model, reaching children and young people to many of the world’s challenging neighbourhoods. El Sistema and other El Sistema inspired programs, like ours, offer free classical music education that gives children and youth with less opportunities all over the world the opportunity for personal development. 

Sistema Cyprus is focused on the personal development of its participants focusing primarily on empowerment and helping them in reaching their full potential. 

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