Egyptian composer steals the show in Oman
Yasser Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Facebook)
Click here to add Bela Gawad as an alert
Disable alert for Bela Gawad,
Click here to add Budapest Symphony Orchestra as an alert
Disable alert for Budapest Symphony Orchestra,
Click here to add El-Emberator as an alert
Disable alert for El-Emberator,
Click here to add Khaled Youssef as an alert
Disable alert for Khaled Youssef,
Click here to add Nasser as an alert
Disable alert for Nasser,
Click here to add Royal Opera House Muscat as an alert
Disable alert for Royal Opera House Muscat,
Click here to add Sadat as an alert
Disable alert for Sadat,
Click here to add Yasser Abdel-Rahman as an alert
Disable alert for Yasser Abdel-Rahman,
Click here to add Youssef Chahine as an alert
Disable alert for Youssef Chahine
Award-winning Egyptian composer and violinist Yasser Abdel-Rahman wowed audiences when he performed a selection of film scores at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman on 6 December.
Themed 'Immerse Yourself', the concert was a collaboration between the renowned Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Egyptian musicians representing folkloric and oriental music. Abdel-Rahman conducted the orchestra and performed a violin solo, adding lots of improvisation.
The concert included rababas (folkloric string instrument), mezmar (wind instrument), nay (kind of flute) andkanoon (string instrument) – played by six folkloric musicians who do not read music and performed without scores. They were joined by 14 professional oriental musicians performing the oud (kind of lute), guitar and Arabic percussion, in addition to drums and piano. The oriental music combined with the big symphonic orchestra gave a unique flavour to the evening which was enjoyed by an audience of many nationalities and cultures.
The programme included a selection from Abdel-Rahman's film scores such as Fares Bela Gawad (Knight without a horse), El-Emberator (The Emperor), Ayyam El-Sadat (The days of Sadat), Nasser 56, among many others. Music to Heya Fawda (This is chaos) directed by Youssef Chahine and Khaled Youssef were well-received. There was also a unique solo of music from Leilet El-Baby Doll (The baby doll night).
The same programme will travel to Hungary where it will be performed during the upcoming Budapest Spring Festival in March 2013.