The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra collaborates with music pedagogue Christina Charalambidou to present the symphonic version of the musical story “Kiki in America” in five unique performances! The protagonist of the story is an adventurous chicklet named Kiki, which will come to life through storytelling, projected illustrations and live music.
Kiki makes a journey in America which starts from San Francisco, passes through the Grand Canyon and ends in New York City – the “Big Apple”! During her trip, Kiki will discover music by American and European composers inspired by the natural beauty of America, melodies of Native Americans and Afroamericans, Latin music and Jazz.
Moreover, the work “New York Suite” by Cypriot composer Tasos Stylianou that has been specially commissioned for this programme by the CySO Foundation, will embody the sounds of New York!
The concert is addressed to young children aged 3-10 years and includes interactive musical activities between the musicians, the music educators and the children during the performance, as well as in the brief workshop to follow.
Μusical excerpts and songs:
Antonin Dvořák: “New World” Symphony, excerpt from the 1st movt.
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, excerpt
Leonard Bernstein: songs from West side story
Duke Ellington: “C-Jam Blues” and “Take the ‘A’ train”, orchestration: Tasos Stylianou
Louis Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World”
Tasos Stylianou: “New York Suite” – Special commission by the CySOF, Cyprus premiere
Jazz musicians: Ioanna Troullidou (voice)
Μarios Toumbas (piano)
Charis Ioannou (saxophone)
Narration: Sophie Lambrou
Illustrations: Anna Stylianidou
Conductor: Petros Stylianou
Programme Creator – Music Educator: Christina Charalambidou
Supporters: Larnaka Municipality, Pafos Municipality
Grand Sponsor: OPAP
Lemesos concert: Online at www.soldoutticketbox.com, and at Pattihio Theatre Limassol Box Office: Mon-Fri: 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00 and before the concert.
Lefkosia, Larnaka and Pafos concerts: Online at www.cyso.org.cy and at the Box Office every Wednesday 16:00-19:00 and 2 hrs before the concert.
Pattihio Limassol Municipal Theatre (Ayias Zonis 4, 3027 Lemesos, 25 377277)
Pallas Theatre, Pafos Gate (Rigainis and Arsinois corner, 1010 Lefkosia, 22 410181)
Larnaka Municipal Theatre (Leonida Kioupi, Larnaka, 24 665794)
Markideio Municipal Theatre (Andrea Geroudi 27, 8010 Pafos, 26 222286)
Information: 22 463144, www.cyso.org.cy
In the workshop, the children will have the opportunity to try some of the instruments of the orchestra.
Free entrance for people with disabilities
Orchestra 4 All 4
KIKI IN AMERICA
Family Concerts for children aged 3-10 years
Lemesos: Saturday 21 May 2022
Pattihio Municipal Theatre, 16:00
Lefkosia: Sunday 22 May 2022
Pallas Theatre, Pafos Gate, 10:00 and 12:15
Larnaka: Saturday 28 May 2022
Larnaka Municipal Theatre, 16:00
Pafos: Sunday 29 May 2022
Markideio Municipal Theatre, 16:00