Alpen Capital and Sarasin-Alpen hosted their fifth Global Fusion concert on Thursday, 8 November 2012 at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat and showcased world class performances by leading artistes from across the world. The concert was a private client event, attendance to which was by invitation only.
The Guest of Honour at the event was HE Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri, Chairman - Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority. He welcomed the guests and spoke at the event about the journey of Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital over the last five years.
The 2012 concert was led by the sitar virtuoso Niladri Kumar who captivated the audiences with his dexterity on the zitar and sitar. He was accompanied by musical gurus like Eliana Burki, Hassan Jumaa Al Balushi, Gino Banks, Abbas Kosimov, Osam Ezzeldin, Chloe Arnold, Sheldon D’Silva, Satyajit Talwalkar and Agnelo Fernandes. In addition to the fusion music extravaganza, the audience also enjoyed the performance of the Swiss Alphorn player – Eliana Burki as well as the tap dancer – Chloe Arnold. The concert also included a performance by the Omani musician Hassan Jumaa Al Balushi on the Mizmar.
Atul Rao, Senior Executive Officer, Sarasin Alpen LLC, Muscat: With this concert, we celebrate the fifth year of our operations in Muscat. We are overwhelmed by the response we have received from clients both in terms of our presence in the country as well as on the fusion concert. We are glad that our endeavour to do something different with every concert has been appreciated by our clients.
Siraj Bhavnagarwalla, Senior Executive Officer, Alpen Capital, Muscat: We are glad that through Global Fusion we are able to support the local community and provide an opportunity to musicians in the country to perform with internationally renowned names. Oman has several talented musicians and we are happy that we are able to support them through our Fusion concerts.