Al Farabi Concerto is a series of concerts, established in 2005, presenting new music bycontemporary composers from the Middle East and North Africa.
H. R. H. Prince Turki Al-Faisal
Mr Naim Attallah CBE
John Austin Esq.
Sir David Blatherwick
Mrs Myrna Bustani
Mrs Frances Guy
H. E. Amre Moussa
The Lord and Lady Palumbo
Formerly also the late Sir Colin Davis
and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen’s Music
Telephone: 0044 (0)207 703 7372
Directors: Oliver Butterworth, Julia Munn
Abu Nasr Al Farabi, 9th century Islamic philosopher, (870-950 AD)
Al Farabi, known as Al Pharabius in the West, contributed to philosophy, logic, sociology, science and music. He was best known as the ‘SecondTeacher’, Aristotle being the First. An expert in music, he contributed to musical notation and invented several musical instruments. His book entitled ‘Kitab al-Musiqa, The Great Book of Music’ is world-renowned. Abu Nasr al-Farab born in Farab, studied and taught in Baghdad and Damascus, where he is buried