The Ledra Music Soloists, in collaboration with the Institut français de Chypre, invites you to an Art-Song recital with the renowned Cypriot artists, Theodora Raftis (soprano) and Nicolas Costantinou (piano).

Saturday 21 September 2019 - 7:30 pm - Pallas Cinema Theatre, Nicosia (Rigenis 24, 1513)

Tickets: €15 - Members: €10 - Children up to 15 yearls old Free Entrance - Information: 22 35 23 55

The first part focuses, mainly, on the beautiful world of French chanson from the so-called ‘Golden Age’ (La Belle Époque, 1871–1914), which flourished during the Third French Republic and which saw the creation of various artistic movements such as impressionism, symbolism, modernism, expressionism and the art Nouveau movement.

In between, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy three piano miniatures for four hands, performed by the talented young pianists Sara Kakouri and Alexander Khatchiatrian.

To round off the first part of the evening, the two artists will perform, for the first time in Cyprus, Isabelle Aboulker’s virtuosic and passionate Je t’aime.

In the second part, there will be the world premiere of the song cycle Nine Songs, by Cypriot composer, Constantinos Stylianou, based on the poems by Japanese Zen monks and haiku poets.


Gounod: Sérénade

Fauré: Clair de lune / Kitty-Valse

Pierné: Mimi Pinson, Barcarolle, op.26

Marmontel: Badinage

Debussy: Nuit d’Etoiles / Pantomine / Paysages belges : Chevaux de bois / Aquarelles I. Green / Pierrot

Aboulker: Je t’aime, vocalise amoureuse

Constantinos Stylianou: Nine Songs, based on Japanese poems by Zen monks and Haiku poets