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The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra (CySO) presents its third live streaming concert, a family performance titled “A Giant, a Bull, a Hare and a Turtle”.

The concert will be streamed on CySO’s Facebook page on Saturday, April 4 at 7 pm.

The concert will comprise three fascinating musical stories, for the whole family recounted by a double bass, a violin and a narrator. The concert will include projection of illustrating images and the narration will be in Greek.

The story:

A Giant walks in the wild, dark forest, sits below a tree and has a dream…what is he dreaming of?

Ferdinand the bull is chosen for a bull fight, but he wants to peacefully sit under a beech and smell the flowers. Will he join the fight?A rabbit and a turtle agree to race each other. Who will win? The narration of Aesop’s well-known myth is accompanied by melodies from popular classical works by Rachmaninov, Paganini, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Mozart and other composers, arranged by Alkis Baltas.


The Giant in the Woods for violin, double bass and narrator (an adaptation of A. Ridout’s Little sad sound for solo double bass and narrator)

A. Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull for violin and narrator

The Hare and the Turtle for violin, double bass and narrator – Aesop’s myth adapted by Vicky Stylianou on melodies from popular classical works arranged by Alkis Baltas.

Violin: Nicos Pittas

Double bass: Nicos Ioannou

Narrator: Petros Georgadjis

Artistic Supervision: Jens Georg Bachmann

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