Supporting act by young cello talent Fama Koning accompanied by pianist Bas Verheijden. Then the Worldly Ensemble Mosaic with singer Mireille Bittar.
In half an hour around the world by Fama Koning & Bas Verheijden.
In this program we first travel to France with a beautiful piece by Fauré. Then we bring an ode to Ukraine with the Ballade van Glière. From here we go to England where Edward Elgar's love for his wife-to-be Caroline is beautifully expressed in "Salut d'Amour". Rachmaninoff showcases Russia of around 1900 in his Sonata for Cello and Piano. Finally, we travel to Argentina where Piazzolla's swinging Libertango is heard.
Mozaiek Ensemble - Arabic Delight
The Mozaiek Ensemble performs traditional poetic Arabic songs straight from the heart, rearranged in a mix of western classical and eastern music. A classical concert with an oriental touch.
The program includes works by Albinoni, Mozart, Schubert and classically arranged pieces by various Eastern composers from the 19th and 20th centuries including the Rahbani Brothers, Zaki Nassif, Muhammad Fulaifel, etc.
With Arabic Delight, we will take you on a discovery of many beautiful Middle Eastern pieces, performed by five professional musicians from Syria. The artistic direction is in the hands of the young soprano Mireille Bittar and pianist/composer Feras Khouri.
Mireille Bittar - vocals
Ayman Hajjmian - double bass
Khalil Khoury - kanun
Modar Salama - percussion and riq
Feras Khouri - piano and arrangements
Even during these hard times, the Arab world still has beautiful people with a rich culture and beautiful music. This deserves attention in the whole world. War plagues but music lives on and musicians do not stop. Some musicians have fled their country and settled in all parts of the world where they are now trying to rebuild their musical dream.
The goal is to bring two worlds together and build bridges between Western and non-Western cultures.
We pursue a more positive image and social cohesion within the multicultural society. In this way we respond to current events, in which the wish for world peace is a utopia. Arabic Delight brings awareness and involvement and results in more knowledge, which in turn leads to more respect, understanding and tolerance for each other's cultures.
The Mosaic Ensemble brings the audience a positive sound from Syria.
Please note: The Vondelpark Open Air Theater is accessible free of charge and has seating and standing places. If you want to be guaranteed a seat, at € 5 per person, you can book via this website.
For accessibility, see the website of the Vondelpark Open Air Theater