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  • Tuesday Feb 16 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Thursday Feb 18 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Friday Feb 19 2016 from 05:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Friday Feb 19 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Sunday Feb 21 2016 until Monday Feb 22 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Thursday Feb 25 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Monday Feb 29 2016 until Monday Mar 07 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Wednesday Mar 09 2016 until Thursday Mar 10 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Sunday Mar 13 2016 from 04:00 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Sunday Mar 13 2016 until Thursday Mar 17 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Saturday Mar 19 2016 until Sunday Mar 20 2016 from 08:30 pm until 11:30 pm
  • Al Bustan Hotel, Beit Meri, Mont-Liban, Lebanon
  • Arts & Culture, Music, Nightlife
  • www.albustanfestival.com

Al-Bustan Festival 2016
International Festival of Music & the Performing Arts

The dates of the festival are from 16 February to 20 March.

Program below:

- Tuesday, 16 February at 20:30
Fiona Hymns
Opening Night
Fiona Hymns, soprano, Sophie Goldrick, mezzo Soprano, Antonine University Choir, Toufik Maatouk, o.a.m. assistant director, The Al Bustan Festival Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor


- Thursday, 18 February at 20:30
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fiona Hymns, soprano, Sophie Goldrick, mezzo soprano, Antonine University Choir, Toufic Maatouk, o.a.m. assistant director, Al Bustan Festival Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/midsummer-night-s-dream-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Friday, 19 February at 17:00
Shakespeare & Music
Professor Julie Sanders
Venue: Maamari Hall - American University of Beirut

Professor Julie Sanders is an English Literature and Drama specialist with an international reputation in early modern literature and in adaptation studies. She obtained her first degree in English at Cambridge University and then went on to study for a Masters and a PhD at the University of Warwick, during which time she studied on exchange at Ca’Foscari in Venice and at UC Berkeley. Her first lectureship was at Keele University in 1995 and she then joined the University of Nottingham as Chair of English Literature and Drama in 2004. At Nottingham she was Head of the School of English from 2010-13 and then seconded for two years to their Ningbo China joint venture campus as Vice Provost (Teaching and Learning) where she helped launch the AHRC’s first centre in China focussing on Digital Copyright and IT research. In 2012, Julie was awarded the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for international women’s scholarship and she has a strong track record in cross-disciplinary research and international collaboration.

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/shakespeare-music-with-professor-julie-sanders-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Friday, 19 February at 20:30
Refined Sonatas
Lily Maisky, piano, Alissa Margulis, violin

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/refined-sonatas-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Sunday, 21 February at 20:30
Valeria Sepe
Otello Rossini , Otello Verdi
Hye-Youn Lee, soprano, Sophie Goldrick, mezzo soprano, Ji Min Park, tenor, Sergey Romanovsky, tenor, Bechara Moufarej, tenor, Valeria Sepe, soprano, Sophie Goldrick, mezzo soprano, Kristian Benedikt, tenor, Nikoloz Lagvilava, baritone, The Al Bustan Festival Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/otello-rossini-otello-verdi-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Monday, 22 February at 20:30
MoZuluArt
Vusumuzi Ndlovu, vocal, Dumisani Moyo, vocal, Zibusiso Nkomo, vocal, Roland Guggenbichler, piano, Michael Buchmann, viola, Balaz Schwatrz, 1st violin, Bernhard Aichner,cello, Katharina Henriquez, 2nd violin
Venue: Assembly Hall - AUB

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/mozuluart-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Tuesday, 23 February at 20:30
Otello vs Otello
Hye-Youn Lee, soprano, Sophie Goldrick, mezzo soprano, Ji Min Park, tenor, Sergey Romanovsky, tenor, Bechara Moufarej, tenor, Valeria Sepe, soprano, Sophie Goldrick, mezzo soprano, Kristian Benedikt, tenor, Nikoloz Lagvilava, baritone, The Al Bustan Festival Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

Same as 21 February concert

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/otello-vs-otello-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Thursday, 25 February at 20:30
Romeo and Juliet
Irina Makarova, mezzo Soprano, Serguey Romanovsky, tenor, Gianluca Buratto, bass, Antonine Univesity Choir, Toufic Maatouk o.a.m. , assistant conductor, The Al Bustan Festival Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor
Thursday, 25 February at 20:30
Venue: SAINT JOSEPH JESUIT CHURCH

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/romeo-and-juliet-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Monday, 29 February at 20:30
Do you Noh Shakespeare: King Lear dreaming
Naohiko Umewaka, director and actor, Eric Ferrand-N'Kaoua, piano, Soraya Umewaka, actor, Naotomo Umewaka, actor, Anne Marie Salame, narrator

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/do-you-noh-shakespeare-king-lear-dreaming-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Tuesday, 1 March at 20:30
Cello and Violin Romance
Alexandra Soumm, violin, Victor Julien Laferrière, cello, Georgian Philharmonic Strings, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/cello-and-violin-romance-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Wednesday, 2 March at 20:30
Shakespeare Songs Trio
Andy Sheppard, saxophone tenor and soprano, Guillaume de Chassy, piano, Christophe Marguet, drums, Delphine Lanson, narrator

Venue: Crystal Garden

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/shakespeare-songs-trio-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Thursday, 3 March at 20:30
Surprise Concert
Rony Barrak, percussion, Georgian Philharmonic Strings, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor, and others

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/surprise-concert-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Friday, 4 March at 20:30
Artemandoline - Il giardino delle delizie
Juan Carlos Muñoz, baroque mandolin, Mari Fe Pavón, baroque mandolin, Manuel Muñoz, baroque guitar, Alla Tolkacheva, baroque mandoline, Jean-Daniel Haro, viola da gamba, Jean-Christophe Leclère, harpsichord
Venue: Sursock Museum Auditorium

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/artemandoline-il-giardino-delle-delizie-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Saturday, 5 March at 20:30
The Violin Star
Renaud Capuçon, violin/ conductor, Georgian Philharmonic Strings

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/the-violin-star-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Sunday, 6 March at 20:30
The Power of a Voice
Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo soprano, David Aladashvili, piano

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/the-power-of-a-voice-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Monday, 7 March at 20:30
Anita And Friends
Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo soprano , David Shamanauri, trumpet, Georgian Philharmonic Strings, Nikoloz Rochveli, piano/conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/anita-and-friends-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Wednesday, 9 March at 20:30
Four Seasons, Two continents
Yury Revich, violin & conductor, Georgian Philharmonic Strings

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/four-seasons-two-continents-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Thursday, 10 March at 20:30
Cello Duo
Monika Leskovar, cello, Giovanni Sollima, cello

Venue: Mar Sassine Church, Beyt Meri

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/cello-duo-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Sunday, 13 March at 16:00
Cartoons Concert at 16:00
State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Sergey Smbatyan, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/afternoon-cartoons-concert-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Sunday, 13 March at 20:30
Cartoons Concert
State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Sergey Smbatyan, conductor

More info: https//www.lebtivity.com/event/cartoons-concert-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Monday, 14 March at 20:30
Shakespeare in Arabic
Mireille Maalouf, actress, Rifaat Torbey, actor, Jalal Khoury, director

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/shakespeare-in-arabic-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Tuesday, 15 March at 20:30
An Electrifying Concert
Edgar Moreau, cello, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Sergey Smbatyan, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/an-electrifying-concert-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Wednesday, 16 March at 20:30
Alexei Volodin plays Shakespeare
Alexei Volodin, piano

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/alexei-volodin-plays-shakespeare-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Thursday, 17 March at 20:30
The Sound of a Guarneri
Leticia Moreno, violin, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/the-sound-of-a-guarneri-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016

- Saturday, 19 March at 20:30
Only Beethoven
Gloria Campaner, piano, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/only-beethoven-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


- Sunday, 20 March at 20:30
Grand Finale
Anna Kasyan, soprano, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

More info: http://www.lebtivity.com/event/grand-finale-part-of-al-bustan-festival-2016


Tickets available in Al-Bustan and all Antoine branches.