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Welcome to the Pharos Arts Foundation's website where you will find
information about the programme and activities of the Foundation as well
as past and forthcoming events.
EVENING & BOOK LAUNCH
The Hour of the Star
Friday 21 April 2017
The Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Ideogramma and the
Moufflon Bookshop, and with the kind support of the Embassy of Brazil in
Cyprus, presents a literary evening featuring the works of the
celebrated Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, and the launch of the
Greek edition of The Hour of the Star, which was her last book before
she died in 1977. Stephanos Stephanides, poet and Professor of English
and Comparative Literature at the University of Cyprus, will give a talk
on the significance of Lispector’s works in Brazilian literature.
Friday 28 April 2017
The Pharos Arts Foundation presents the long-awaited return visit of
pianist Ashley Wass. Described by Gramophone Magazine as “a thoroughbred
who possesses the enviable gift to turn almost anything he plays into
pure gold” and as an “endlessly fascinating artist”, Ashley is highly in
demand on the international stage, having performed as a soloist and
with numerous leading orchestra at many of the world’s finest concert
halls. For his recital in Cyprus, on Friday 28 April 2017, at The Shoe
Factory, Nicosia, 8:30pm, Ashley Wass will present a Shakespeare
inspired programme with works by Beethoven, Liszt, Smetana and
Prokofiev. read more...
Friday 5 May 2017
The Pharos Arts Foundation presents a piano recital with Theodore
Tzovanakis, considered one of the most sought-after and talented
pianists of his generation in Greece, in an all-Russian programme,
comprising works by Alexander & Julian Scriabin, P.I. Tchaikovsky,
Sergei Prokofiev and Nikolai Medtner. The recital which is kindly
supported by the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus will take place on Friday 5
May 2017 at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm.
Friday 12 May 2017
The Pharos Arts Foundation presents a concert with the Tetraktys String
Quartet, recognised as one of the most dynamic and innovative quartets
in Europe. Internationally acclaimed for its technical excellence and
stylistic elegance, Tetraktys is distinguished for its impeccable and
absorbing sound as well as the expressiveness and passion of its
performances and it has appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious
venues. For its first ever concert in Cyprus, on Friday 12 May 2017, at
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm, the Tetraktys String Quartet will
perform an exciting programme of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich,
Schnittke and Ginastera.
17 May – 5 July 2017
Gideon Rubin asks what it means to be a contemporary painter by using
anonymous photographs, often from the turn of the century. He then
selects characters and scenes which he conveys onto canvas or linen.
Through the use of broad brushstrokes and a muted palette, the figures
and landscapes are often abstracted, details are effaced and scenes move
in and out of the picture plane.
The surfaces of the paintings reveal strata of previous paintings or are
scraped back to reveal the canvas beneath.
INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
2 – 20 JUNE 2017
Since its inception 17 years ago the International Pharos Chamber Music
Festival has established itself as the most important annual classical
music event in Cyprus, and has gained an international reputation for
its quality concerts and magnificent settings. Organized between 2 and
20 June 2017, the 17th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival
welcomes to Cyprus some of the most remarkable artists on the
international music scene, for an extensive week of music-making in two
unique venues in Cyprus. Exploring the many forms of the chamber music
genre, the Festival will encompass an impressive array of instrumental
combinations and repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to the 20th
century, as well as a number of rarely performed masterpieces.