International Classical Music Festival of the Cyclades Underway on Syros



Concert at the Town Hall of Hermoupolis, on the Greek island of Syros. Credit: Kathimerini

This year’s International Classical Music Festival of the Cyclades began in Hermoupolis, on Syros Island on August 10 and will continue through August 17. Hermoupolis is the capital city of the Cyclades island archipelago.

For more than 15 years now every summer, Syros becomes the center of global classical music”, according to Festival organizers.

The website for the event states that it attracts hundreds of soloists and ensembles, ”providing the solid ground for international chamber music creativity, and presenting masterclasses and concerts to a wide audience from all over the world.”

Reviving the European musical traditions of the 19th century, the Syros Festival offers a uniquely Greek summer experience for those who love classical music.

The festival has seen such success because it combines culture, music and of course, opportunities for luxurious summer relaxation within a setting of unsurpassed beauty on this Greek island.

Among this year’s performances, fortunate audience will be able to enjoy classical masterpieces from composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell.

The Festival takes place at the Apollon Theater, on Vardaka Square in Hermoupolis.