Limassol Municipality Philharmonic Wind Orchestra & Marianna Siamisie

Celebration of Cyprus' independence day in the Netherlands

  • 08/10
Limassol Municipality Philharmonic Wind Orchestra & Marianna Siamisie
At the invitation of second year master's student Marianna Siamisie, the Limassol Municipality Philharmonic Wind Orchestra will play music by great Cypriot and Greek composers. Marianne plays along with the orchestra, together with other classical wind students from HKU Utrechts Conservatorium.

Marianne Siamisie was born in Cyprus; the Limassol Municipality Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, an orchestra composed of amateurs and professionals of all ages, was the first orchestra she played in. To give something back to the orchestra, and to give the orchestra members a unique opportunity to give a concert in a real concert hall abroad, Marianne invited the orchestra to perform at the Fentener van Vlissingenzaal. The concert will take place exactly a week after the annual celebration of Cyprus' independence on 1 October.

Special guests during the event are the ambassador of Cyprus to the Netherlands, the mayor of Limassol and Jos Schillings, director of HKU Utrechts Conservatorium.

This concert in the practical work placement project of Marianna Siamisie.

This is a free concert, registration is not required

Marianna Siamisie: flute
Rita Santos: flute
Georgia Siama: clarinet
Julia Prieto: flute
Delia Serrano: flute
Giuseppe Restaino: flutte

1. Tillirkotissa (Traditional Cyprus) arr by Giorgos Krasidis
2. I loved her from my heart (Traditional Cyprus)arr by Giorgos Krasidis
3. Jasmine (Traditional Cyprus) arr by Giorgos Krasidis
4. The Mantra (Traditional Cyprus) arr by Giorgos Krasidis
5. The Village Wedding (Solon Michaelidis) adaptation by Giorgos Krasidis
6. Let the dances last/My red apple/ Ula halali tie (Kalamatiana) arr by Giorgos Krasidis
7. Chariots of Fire (Vangelis Papathanasiou) arr. by Michael Brown
8. The Children of Piraeus (Manos Hatzidakis) arr by Kevin Rodgers
9. Lianohortaroudia (Traditional Zonaradikos) arr by Giorgos Krasidis
10. Giogonta’s Smile (Manos Hatzidakis) arr by Ipp.Athanasiades
11. Zorba the Greek (Mikis Theodorakis) arr by Steven Verhaert

1. Tellyrkotissa is one of the most popular Cypriot songs. The unintelligible language for many Berebe/Barava/Vouruvians is the so-called Korakistika, a sign language that by inserting syllables made an intelligible conversation unintelligible. It is most likely that Tellyrkotissa is an example of a poem/song that lovers used between themselves so that their parents would not understand.

2. I loved her from my Heard is a love song originating from Cyprus. The time signature of the piece is 7/8.

3. Jasmine is a traditional Cyprus love song. Its melody is based on a folk and ancient Hijaz and Ionian scale/mode.

4. The mantra is a men's dance in 7/8 time.

5. At the Village Wedding was written by Solon Michaelidis (1905-1979), a Cypriot Composer, musicologist, conductor, teacher, Principal. He was a multi-faceted personality with international influence who dominated the musical life of Cyprus and Greece. His work At the Village Wedding was originally written for flute and string quartet and has been adapted by Mr. Giorgos Krasidis for flute and wind quartet.

6. Let the dances keep/My red apple/Anything that she wants: three well-known traditional Greek and Cypriot pieces in Kalamatiano rhythm (7/8) and orchestrated by K. Giorgos Krasidis.

7. Chariots of Fire is a 1981 musical score by Greek electronic composer Vangelis (credited as Vangelis Papathanassiou) for the British film Chariots of Fire, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Original Music Score.

8. The Children of Piraeus is a Greek song, one of the best known worldwide, composed by Manos Hadjidakis. His first interpretation was performed by Poly Panou and later became known with the interpretation of Melina Merkouri for the needs of the film Never on Sunday directed by Jules Dassin and starring Melina Merkouri. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for 1960, the first song award given to a foreign-language song.

9. Herbs is a traditional Thracian Zonaradik. A Zonaradikos is a traditional dance from Thrace. It owes its name to the grip used by dancers because they are caught by their belts. The dance music is in 6/8 time.

10. Gioconda's Smile is one of Manos Hadjidaki's best known records. It is considered one of the classic records of 20th century music in Greece. The album was recorded in New York in 1965, with Quincy Jones producing. It was first released in the US in 1965 with twelve instrumental songs.

11. Zorba's Dance is an instrumental piece by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. The song featured for the dance, which has become known as sirtaki, in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek, for which Theodorakis wrote the soundtrack, and became renowned around the world.