April 5th, 2018 at 7.30pm St John's, Smith Square London SW1 The London première of Syrian Composer Kareem Roustom's oratorio The Son of Man (text by Khalil Gibran). OSJ Ensemble, Soloists and Chorus, conductor John Lubbock OBE. The concert also features Ghada Shbeir in Syriac chants accompanied by Maria Makhouri on Kanun.
A concert in aid of the International Rescue Committee working with Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
June 2018(precise dates to be confirmed)
King George’s Hall, Blackburn
Concerts to include music by Kareem Roustom, Mohammed Sidiq, Halim El Dabh et al.
In association with Bolton Music Service and Greater Manchester Music hub
Basma Abdel-Rahim (violin) and Kaamel Saleh-Eldin (cello) perform Duos and Solos including music by Gamal Abdel-Rahim, Haydn, Piatti and Mozart.
String Quartets from Iran: Hormoz Farhat String Quartet No 6, Fozie Majd ‘Dreamlands’ and
‘Broken Times’ by Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour.
A Gala Concert celebrating the ‘Spirit of Syria’ with classical, traditional and jazz music, and ballet and dance.
Operatic arias featuring three celebrated sopranos from Egypt, Jordan and Syria