A Musical Journey To Cyprus

April 9, 2024 (Tuesday) — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kislak Center, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion,
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (6th floor)

Throughout history, Cyprus has been variously described as ‘the island of love’, ‘the birthplace of Aphrodite’, ‘the blessed isle’, ‘the land of lemon and olive trees’, among many other things. But in the past half century, Cyprus has also been known as a land of pain and sorrow; an island of division and loss.

On this ‘Musical Journey to Cyprus’, Nicoletta Demetriou (voice), Nikitas Tampakis (viola), and Roger Mgrdichian (oud) explore this varied identity, as expressed through the island’s music and song. Join these three accomplished musicians on an imaginary journey to Cyprus, as they sing about the joys and intricacies of love, the pain and sorrow of loss, and the hope for better days to come. 


Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome. Penn faculty, staff, and students must swipe their PennCard for access. Visitors from outside the Penn community must present a a current, valid government or school-issued photo I.D. that contains an expiration date. Find more information to plan your visit


A collaboration between the Albrecht Music Library and the Department of Music, Music in the Stacks brings Penn musicians into library spaces for drop-in, public performances throughout the semester.