Travel book by Amanda Summer designates International Festival of the Aegean on Syros Island as one of the top six Arts and Cultural Destinations in all of Greece!

Travel book by Amanda Summer designates International Festival of the Aegean on Syros Island as one of the top six Arts and Cultural Destinations in all of Greece!

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Press Contact: Dale Zeidman, dzeidman@midamerica-music.com

Tourists and locals looking to experience the performing arts on one of Greece’s most iconic islands, should visit the Island of Syros for the International Festival of the Aegean, according to the travel writer and archeologist Amanda Summer in her new book, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go.

Peter Tiboris, founder and general director of the International Festival of the Aegean, said “Ms. Summer has discovered what we already know – the Festival of the Aegean offers music, drama and dance of the highest order along with the beautiful and historic island of Syros as the Festival’s backdrop. It is the perfect summer destination.”

In her book, Ms. Summer singles out the International Festival of the Aegean: “Founded in 2005 by Peter Tiboris, the International Festival of the Aegean takes place annually in July on the Cycladic island of Syros. Performances of opera, choral music, jazz and liederabend abound at the island’s own Apollo Theater venue, called the Piccola Scala. Recent programs have included music by Dimitri Vassilakis Jazz Quartet, Verdi’s Rigoletto, and choral masterworks by Fauré, Offenbach, and Debussy. This gem of an island with its capital of Ermoupoulis, called the Queen of the Cyclades, offers a delightful venue to explore the many neoclassical mansions, churches, and marble-paved streets between performances. www.festivaloftheaegean.com.”

On December 12, 2011, the International Festival of the Aegean was presented with an honorary distinction award as “Best cultural organization operating in the wider region of Greece in 2011” by the Music Critics of the Union of Greek Theatre and Music Critics. The award was given to the Festival for its presentation of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by Peter Tiboris and directed by Renato Zanella in July 2011, at the Seventh Annual Festival in Syros, Greece; and for the Festival’s wider contribution of important productions and international standards to the continuation of the musical and cultural tradition of the island of Syros since the 19th Century.

The International Festival of the Aegean was founded by the Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris in 2005 and was presented under the auspices of his company, MidAmerica Productions, the world’s foremost independent producer of choral music concerts in Carnegie Hall, through 2012. Since 2013, the International Festival of the Aegean, which just completed its 13thanniversary, has been presented by MidAm International, a company founded by Maestro Tiboris to produce his European concerts. In addition to the Festival of the Aegean, MidAm International is presenting concerts in Austria, France, Italy, Portugal, and China.

Amanda Summer’s 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is published by Travelers Tales: An imprint of Solar House, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, 2016.

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