When: 03/12/2023

Tickets: €6

Duration: 1.5 hour

Language: English/Greek


About the event:

On Sunday 3rd of December 2023, “A crescendo of Dreams” comes to knock your socks off at Nicosia Municipal Theatre at 17:00. Sistema Cyprus will bring on stage 160 young musicians with unique dreams from three different orchestras from Larnaca and Nicosia under the direction of the renown Venezuelan Maestro Ruben Cova Villalobos.

More about the event:

Just like our orchestra, the concert’s programme is diverse. You will be able to hear compositions from America, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, England, Portugal, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. 

Composition Alas a Malala by Arturo Marquez holds a special place in this concert since it represents our goals as a community. It is a piece dedicated to Malala Yousfzai who fought for the world she dreamed of, a world of equality and peace! We invite you to join us at the concert and experience this ‘crescendo of dreams’!

The entrance fee for the concert is 6 euro and the public can obtain tickets from https://www.soldoutticketbox.com/hope-lives-on/?lang=en and in all Stephanis stores.

Concert Major Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Culture

Hospitality sponsor: Classic Hotel

Corporate Sponsors: Mohari Hospitality, XM Cyprus

Institutional Funder: Yianis Christodoulou Foundation

Institutional Supporters: Nicosia Municipality, Alkionides, Savvino, Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional Center


About Sistema Cyprus

Sistema Cyprus is a social-music orchestra programme established in 2018. Sistema Cyprus offers music education to the children and young people of Cyprus, including migrants, refugees and children and young people with less opportunities, and ensures that these groups are respected, recognised, and included in the society. 

Sistema Cyprus is inspired by the El Sistema social action music programme that was first founded in Venezuela in 1975. Through the formation of orchestras and choirs, El Sistema acts as a superb model, reaching children and young people to many of the world’s challenging neighbourhoods. El Sistema and other El Sistema inspired programs, like ours, offer free classical music education that gives children and youth with less opportunities all over the world the opportunity for personal development. 

Sistema Cyprus is focused on the personal development of its participants focusing primarily on empowerment and helping them in reaching their full potential. 

You can find out more about Sistema Cyprus and our actions and how to support us by visiting https://www.sistemacyprus.com/donate-now/ and by following our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Ruben Cova Villalobos

Maestro Ruben Cova Villalobos is the Coordinator of the National Orchestra Sistema in the state of Zulia, an organisation that brings together thousands of the region’s children and young people. He is currently managing director of the Rafael Urdaneta Youth Orchestra of Zulia and the National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela.

Born in the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela, maestro Ruben Cova Villalobos began his musical studies at the Conservatory “Jose Luis Paz” under the guidance of Ciro Adarme, founding member and concertmaster of the Zulia State Youth Orchestra. He studied violin with Giann Carlo Cerri, Francoise Delaval and Jose Francisco del Castillo.

He has directed the teaching programmes at the international Eastern Venezuela Violin Festivals, the Andes violin seminars and the Paraguana Chamber Music Festival. He taught at the Latin American Academy of Violin, is a founding member of the Simon Bolivar Quartet, member of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and director, creator and founder of the Montalban children’s academic centre.

As a soloist and conductor, he has performed with the symphony orchestras of Falcon, Lara, Trujillo, Guayana, Cumana, Caracas and Zulia among others. He was director of the city of Caracas Children’s and Youth symphony orchestras and also a musical consultant for the “Network of schools and bands in Medellin” programme in Colombia.

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