This is the 8th year of the International Festival of the Aegean, that takes place on the island of Syros every summer. This year the festival, founded by the Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris, will last from July 9th to 22nd, 2012. The schedule is as follows:
July 9th, 2012 Festival Opening Concert at Apollo Theatre "The Epic and Historic Genius of Beethoven" Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 ("Choral") Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 ("Emperor")
July 10th/12th/14th, 2012 Apollo Theatre Richard Strauss: Salome An opera in one act Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania
July 11th Apollo Theatre "Pergolesi's Voices from Heaven & the Lyric Elegance of Schubert" Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in D-flat major, D. 485 Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Tirana, Albania
July 13th Saint Nicholas Church, at 6 p.m. "Sunset a cappella choral concert - Sacred Music in a Sacred Place" Free Admission and at Apollo Theatre "Beethoven's Triple Concerto & the Sweeping Power of Symphony No. 7"
July 14th Apollo Theatre "Family One-hour Rush Concert: Getting to Know the New Zealand Trio from Down Under" Free Admission
July 15th A Concert for Syros "Under the Stars" in Miaouli Square, Hermoupolis, at 10 p.m. Free admission
July 16th at 7:30 pm Cultural Centre Lieder Abend An hour of art songs performed by Greek Opera Studio participants and at Apollo Theatre "Stylistic Variations on a Song by Mikis Theodorakis"
July 17th Apollo Theatre Euripides: Heracles (Festival Premiere) Aquila Theatre of New York (Performed in English with Greek Subtitles)
July 19th/20th/21st/22nd Apollo Theatre "Everybody's Waltzing" Choreographed by Renato Zanella