ARAB SPRING: SYMPHONY OR REQUIEM?
‘What does the future hold for composers in the Middle East?’
Concert and Discussion:
6th & 7th November 2012
The discussion will be chaired by Professor Peter Wiegold and Oliver Butterworth, Co-Directors of the Brunel Institute for Contemporary Middle Eastern Music.
They will be joined by composers Bushra El Turk, Abdalla El Masri, Houtaf Khoury and Toufic Succar and will consider the teaching of music composition in Middle Eastern Universities and Conservatoires and the development of orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Middle East, with particular reference to Qatari, Jordanian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian and Omani symphony orchestras.
7pm Tuesday 6th November 2012
Mosaic Rooms – 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM LEBANON
7.30pm Wednesday 7th November 2012 DANTE STRING
QUARTET (Hyperion, Dutton, ASV, Meridian Records, Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music in 2007) with ROBERT PLANE,(Naxos, EMI, Chandos, ASV Records, Principal Clarinet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales)and BENJAMIN FRITH (Naxos, Nimbus, Decca, Metier, Regis Records, Busoni International Piano Competition 1st Prize) perform music from Lebanon in the presence of the composers including the 90 year old TOUFIC SUCCAR (former pupil of Messiaen), BECHARA EL KHOURY (LSO Masterprize, Erato, Naxos Records), ABDALLA EL MASRI (Professor Kuwait University & Conservatoire), HOUTAF KHOURY (Nimbus Records) and BUSHRA EL TURK (LSO Panufnik Scheme). Also music by the late BOGHOS GELALIAN (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres).
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA.
6.30pm Pre-concert talk by Professor Peter Wiegold, who will introduce the composers
Both events are FREE but please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org