Lebanon shows the world why it needs music with international fest

Published January 13th, 2013 - 01:15 GMT
Themed "The World Needs Music," this year marks the 20th edition of the Al Bustan Festival International Festival of Music.
Themed "The World Needs Music," this year marks the 20th edition of the Al Bustan Festival International Festival of Music.

Lebanon's Al Bustan Festival International Festival of Music and the Performing Arts is one of the major music and performing art festival taking place in the region.

Themed "The World Needs Music," this year marks the 20th edition of this festival.

The opening night set on Tuesday, 19 February will include works by Brahms and Elgar, with violin and cello soloists. Al Bustan Festival Orchestra - The Pan-European Philharmonia, will be conducted by Gianluca Marcianò.

The festival will include a rich programme with performances by international orchestras and conductors, small ensembles, choral works, operas, recitals, flamenco dance, etc.

Most of the performances will take place in the Emile Bustani Auditorium in Beirut that takes almost 500 audience. The festival will continue until 27 March.

For the complete programme, visit Al Bustan Festival's web site


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