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Al Bustan – the classical music festival in Beirut that survives war and assassinations

Posted by Maya Jaggi on The Guardian

Toufik Maatouk, the festival’s Lebanese assistant conductor, has seen it grow. A baritone, who makes his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in May, he says it gave him his big breaks.... later conducting the Lebanese Philharmonic. For him, “no other festival in the Middle East gives space to young talents. Others bring big names and productions, but the young generation also need space. They can’t go direct to La Scala or the Met.” Maatouk founded the Christmas choral festival Beirut Chants, whose performers are 60% Lebanese. “Twenty years ago there were no good professional choirs here, and the musical level was nothing like this. Now we have five concerts a night in Beirut.”

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Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Toufic Maatouk on March 6, 2015

Posted by May Menassa on Annahar newspaper
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Beirut a place for the most known Italian opera composer

Posted by Christelle Lichaa khoury on Sharjah24
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‘A la croisée des chemins entre le Bel canto et le sacré : un très beau concert

Posted by Nelly Hélou on Agenda culturel
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Petite Messe Solenelle- G.Rossini

Posted by Emile Nasr on Agenda culturel

Rossini au paradis devrait être ravi!

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