Tuesday, 18 February at 20:30

A happy opening, to welcome you to the 21st Festival “In Nature’s Kingdom”.

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, bandoneon | Pan- European Philharmonia Festival Orchestra | Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

Dvorak, In the Nature’s Realm op.91; Nino Rota, Suite; R. Molinelli, Heart of Spring; Stormy Winter. Dvorak, Symphony no.9 “From the New World”
Dvorak says in this overture that Nature was created by the Almighty and is the giver of life.
The Nino Rota suite is film music by the author of the music of the Godfather…
Molinelli has dedicated his composition “Heart of Spring, Stormy weather” to Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, the genius of the bandoneon.

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$60/$90/$120


Thursday, 20 February at 20:30

“In Nature’s Kingdom”.

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, bandoneon Pan- European Philharmonia Festival Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

Dvorak, In the Nature’s Realm op.91; Nino Rota, Suite; R. Molinelli, Heart of Spring; Stormy Winter. Dvorak, Symphony no.9 “From the New World”
Dvorak says in this overture that Nature was created by the Almighty and is the giver of life.
The Nino Rota suite is film music by the author of the music of the Godfather…
Molinelli has dedicated his composition “Heart of Spring, Stormy weather” to Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, the genius of the bandoneon.

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$45/$60/$90/$120


Saturday, 22 February at 20:30

Winter Dreams

Alexandra Soumm, violin | Pan- European Philharmonia Festival Orchestra, | Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

Mendelssohn leads us to the extraordinary Fingal’s Cave in the Hebrides, the islands in the west coast of Scotland; We will hear the echoes in the Cave . Jules Verne used this cave in his book “Le Rayon Vert”
Beethoven’s violin concerto will be played by the Russian born, French violinist Alexandra Soumm .
The orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’s first symphony, also called “Winter Day dreams”,

Alexandra Soumm plays a 1785 Guadanini violin.

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Tuesday, 25 February at 18:00

Lecture: Musique et Impressionisme

Alain Duault

Venue: Salle Montaigne

“Impressionism in music” is the subject of the lecture given by Alain Duault, a music lover and specialist. The lecture will be in French.

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Free Admission


Wednesday, 26 February at 20:30

The last Four songs

Johanni Von Oostrum, soprano | Pan- European Philharmonia Festival Orchestra | Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

The fourth Symphony by Tchaiykovsky is one of the most uplifting pieces of music.

Weber, Der Freischütz Overture; R. Strauss, The Last Four Songs; Tchaikovsky, Symphony no.4

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Friday, 28 February at 20:30

Stormy Weather

Segey Krylov, violin | Pan- European Philharmonia Festival Orchestra | Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

The mature violinist Sergey Krilov will play Tchaikovsky’s violin concert opus 35.
The second part of the concert will be a collection of storms by Tchaikovsky and Rossini played by the Festival orchestra conducted by Gianluca Marciano

Tchaikovsky, violin concerto in D major, Op. 35; Rossini, Willam Tell Overture; Rossini, Barbiere di Siviglia: The Storm; La Cenerentola: The Storm; Tchaikovsky, The Storm

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Saturday, 1 March at 20:30

Whispers in the Forest

Paolo Restani

An impressionistic piano recital painted on the piano by the colors of Liszt Ravel and Debussy

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Saturday, 1 March at 22:00

Late night Oriental Jazz

Nabil Khemir, guitar/lute/chant, | Nabil Dous- drums | Hatem Gafsia – bass | Rafik Gharbi – piano

Venue: Crystal Garden

Celebrate the marriage of a guitar and a mandolin; the result is a “Rayjan”. It is certainly worth listening to with the Tunisian player Nabil Khemir and his band.

Ticket Prices
$50 + 1 Drink


Sunday, 2 March at 20:30

Rhythm and Sound

Karbido – The Table

You have never seen or heard something like “The Table” before. A mesmerizing and witty performance.

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$30/$45/$55


Tuesday, 4 March at 20:30

The Nightingale – Stravinsky

Helikon Opera

Stravinsky’s famous and most loved opera
A nightingale sings for the Chinese Emperor who admires its song. Later three Japanese emissaries offer the emperor a mechanical nightingale, which pleases the Emperor. The real Nightingale flies away and the angry Emperor banishes the bird from his realm.
The Court musicians call back the real Nightingale who sings to the dying Emperor and revives him.

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$60/$90/$120


Thursday, 6 March at 20:30

La Finta Giardiniera,”The fake lady gardener”

Helikon Opera

This opera is the work of a teen-ager called Mozart.
Countess Violante is believed dead after she was wounded in a lover’s quarrel with Belfiore , She is still in love with him and persues him to Lagonero where she is working as Sandrina in the Mayor’s garden. Her servant , Nardo is with her.
This is a lighthearted paper-back romance, full of misunderstandings and fake identities, where everyone is playing with love.

Sung in Italian with English and French subtitles

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Friday, 7 March at 20:30

Singing from Heaven

The Helikon Opera choir

Venue: St. George Greek Orthodox Catherdral, Beirut

Tchaikovsky Vespers. A soul lifting concert

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$40/$60/$80


Sunday, 9 March at 20:30

All Beethoven

Patricia Kopatchinskaya, violin | Fazil Say, piano

Possibly the greatest violinist today. Patricia will play with the already famous pianist, Fazil Say.
An all Beethoven program and some surprises….
She plays a Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, 1834

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Tuesday, 11 March at 20:30

All Chopin

Jan Lisiecki, piano

“A pianist who makes every note count” (N.Y.Times)
“Perhaps the most complete pianist of his age”) BBC Magazine)
Gramophone award in 2013

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$40/$60/$80


Wednesday, 12 March at 20:30

The Chirping of the Nightingale

The Lautten Compagney Berlin

The Lautten Compagney Berlin is an outstanding baroque ensemble, of the highest quality

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$40/$60/$80


Thursday, 13 March at 20:30

The Al Bustan Festival Choir.
Edouard Torikian, Choirmaster

Our Homemade Choir

Ticket Prices
$60


Friday, 14 March at 20:30

Music by Candle Light

The Leipzig Quartet

Venue: Mar Sassine Church, Beyt Meri

The Leipzig quartet has won numerous prizes and awards including the “Diapason d’Or” the quartet has 300 works by 100 composers in their repertoire

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$40/$60/$80


Saturday, 15 March at 20:30

Dreams and Romance

The State Ballet of Georgia

Featuring the acclaimed ballerina Nina Ananiashvili in the role of Margerit in Fredryk Ashtron’s “Margueritte and Armand”.
The performance will also include “Chopiniana” choreography of Mikhail Fokine and “Dying Swan”.

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$45/$90/$120


Sunday, 16 March at 20:30

Dreams and Romance
(Second performance)

The State Ballet of Georgia

Featuring the acclaimed ballerina Nina Ananiashvili in the role of Margerit in Fredryk Ashtron’s “Margueritte and Armand”.
The performance will also include “Chopiniana” choreography of Mikhail Fokine and “Dying Swan” .

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Tuesday, 18 March at 20:30

The Four Seasons

Red Priest

Strolling in Venice with Antonio Vivaldi, the Red Priest.

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Wednesday, 19 March at 20:30

Beethoven’s ninth,

Yasko Fujii, soprano | Clare Presland mezzo soprano, | Irakli Murjikneli tenor, | Sašä Čano bass, | Choir of the Lebanese Conservatoire, The Antonine University & The NDU | Choir Masters: Father Khalil Rahme, Toufic Maatouk O.A.M., | The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, SYOA | Conductor Gianluca Marcianò

Venue: St. Joseph Jesuit Church

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$40/$60/$80


Friday, 21 March at 20:30

Cello Fantasy

Antonio Meneses cello, | The State Youth orchestra of Armenia, SYOA | Segey Smbatyan, conductor

The smoothest of cellists Antonio Menesses
SYOA orchestra conductor Sergey Smbatyan
Antonio Menesses plays an Alessandro Gagliano cello, 1730

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Saturday, 22 March at 20:30

Khaled Mouzannar Film Scores

Khaled Mouzannar Ensemble Orchestra, | Claude Chalhoub, conductor

You already know his music from the award winning movie soundtracks “Caramel” , “Where do we go now” and “Beirut After Shave”; now you will experience his first live performance, complete with 30 musicians.
Khaled Mouzanar and his ensemble orchestra will be playing on the piano, under the direction of violin soloist Claude Chalhoub, while screening some of the most memorable scenes from these films.

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$40/$60/$80


Sunday, 23 March at 20:30

The heat of summer

Ruxandra Donose mezzo soprano, | The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, SYOA | Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

Berlioz , Les Nuits d’éte
Beethoven 6th Symphonie Pastorale

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