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Aris Orchestrates and Music Directs The Impossible Dream with Diastasis and George Perris

Updated: Jan 29, 2023

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Larnaca, CY: After months of hiatus, due to the pandemic, The Impossible Dream with Diastasis - a staged concert with songs from famous musical theater works which originally opened last year on August 10, 2020 at Limassol's Municipal Garden Theater - was performed last Saturday July 10th, 2021 at the Pattihion Municipal Amphitheater in Larnaca. This time the cast of the Diastasis Cultural Foundation was joined by the internationally acclaimed Greek singer, George Perris. Aris Antoniades orchestrated and conducted the show.

Aris with George Perris after the concert

The show, aside from adult and children choruses (directed by Isavella Christofidou; and Demetra and Christina Pissouriou) and soloists of the Diastasis Cultural Association, featured performances by top-tier Cypriot singers Andreas Aroditis, Aliki Chrysochou, and Riana Athanasiou. The show was directed by a veteran of the business, Marios Papadopoulos.

When asked about the show, Aris mentioned, "I had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of musicians and an excellent music supervisor, Andreas Georgallis. It was, certainly, a very positive experience for me."

He further noted that, "It was also a great honor to collaborate with our guest star George Perris who not only has a remarkable voice and an immensely powerful presence on stage, but who was also incredibly fun to work with."

The Impossible Dream band, conducted by Aris, was comprised of members of the newly created TrakArt Orchestra, of which Aris is the artistic director and chief conductor: Antonis Polycarpou (keys), Konstantinos Krasides Makaritis (flute/piccolo), Giannis Koudounas (trumpet/flugelhorn), Byron Athinodorou (euphonium/guitars), Andreas Rodosthenous (bass), and Constantinos Paouros (drums).

The TrakArt Orchestra has a very exciting season planned for the rest of 2021. Stay tuned, more details are coming soon!

Aris with members of the TrakArt Orchestra and singer Andreas Aroditis

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