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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Kinyras, 'Cypris And The Nereids'

NICOSIA, 29 May 2009 Within the framework of the Cultural Events scheduled in parallel with the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe Cypriot composer Anastasia Guy will be debuting her opus 'Kinyras, Cypris and the Nereids'.

History and legend are brought to life within the composition that incorporates lyrics from the poems of Sapho, Giorgos Seferis, Odysseus Elytis and Athena Charalambous, that have been set to music.

Focal points in the work are the Hymn to Aphrodite and the musical battle between Kiniras and Apollo.

The composition will be performed at two concerts at the Onisilos Theatre in Limassol on June 2 and in the Cultural Centre of the Bank of Cyprus on June 3.

The work was arranged into a vocal and instrumental quartet by Francis Guy.

The soloists performing in the work are Eleni Michalopoulou, Kostandinos Rassidakis and Marios Andreou.

The orchestra comprises of five talented musicians; Sophia Karapataki: Flute, Ioanna Maria Galanou: Piano, Andreas Kostandinou: Violin and on cello Doros Zisimos.

According to Greek mythology, King Kinyras (or Cinyras) of Cyprus was a son of Apollo and the husband of Galatea. With Galatea, he fathered Adonis and Myrrha. Kinyras was revered on Cyprus as the creator of art and of musical instruments, such as the flute. The myth holds that Kinyras and his father, Apollo, held a musical contest to see who was a better musician with a lyre. Kinyras lost and killed himself.

Cypris is an alternative name for Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite is also known as Cypris (or Kypris) and Cytherea after the two places, Cyprus and Kythera, which claim her birth.

The Nereids, according to Greek mythology, are sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris (and through the latter granddaughters of Oceanus).

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