An unexpected surprise was waiting for us after work in the city center this Tuesday. My EVS team and I met by chance a friend Natasa during her teaching time for Sistema Cyprus. Although she stopped for a moment to say hi and for inviting us to a concert she was playing the same evening. It’s always a good chance listening classical music for soul releasing and more deep feelings-thoughts. Of course we took the chance and we went for listening her.
for us was that the title of the concert was: Greetings from Greece! So the evening
concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
was amazing. We had the chance to listen the soloist: Theodore Kerkezos (saxophone) and Conductor: Tassos Symeonides playing:
- K. Grigoriou: Symphonic poem Lake of Mist
- A. Glazunov: Concerto in E flat major for alto
saxophone and string orchestra, op. 109
- N. Skalkottas: Five Greek Dances for string orchestra
- M. Theodorakis: Greek Concerto for alto saxophone and
orchestra (arr.: G. Sambrovalakis)
- P. Iturralde: Pequeña Czarda for alto saxophone and orchestra (orch.: Havier Iturralde, adaptation for the CySO: Th. Kerkezos)
That evening it brought to us regards from Greece with award-winning saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos, twice-proposed by the Naxos label in the 50th Grammy Awards, and described by “Gramophone” magazine as “One of the most astounding performers of the day.”
I really love the way that some people take the chance and listen to their heart and act randomly. He stopped and talked to us- the audience for explaining that he is going to play alone for the first time something that its not on the program. I think it was the best moment of the evening. Keep doing thing that brings happiness to you and others.