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  • Sunday Jan 31 2016 from 08:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday Feb 02 2016 from 08:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Thursday Feb 04 2016 from 08:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Saturday Feb 06 2016 until Sunday Feb 07 2016 from 08:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Various Locations, Lebanon
  • Arts & Culture, Music, Family & Kids
  • www.solfestival.org

Semaine de l’Orgue au Liban
Lebanese Pipe Organ Week
SOL 2016
First Season

For the first time in Lebanon, the Lebanese Pipe Organ week (Semaine de l'Orgue au Liban, SOL) will take place from January 31 till February 7, 2016, under the patronage of the minister of culture his excellency M. Raymond Oreigy.

This Festival is organised by the Notre Dame University School of music, in partenrship
with Terra Sancta Organ Festival, the Insitut Culturel Italien au Liban, the Institut Français au
Liban, the Marc-Henri Mainguy Foundation, and the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory
of Music.


The sound of the organ is, in the Middle East, a sign of the Christian presence.

An international organ festival, taking place here represents not only a recreational,
artistic and cultural moment, but also the public manifestation of this presence.

Program:
- Sunday, 31 January 2016, at 20:00
Notre Dame de Louaizé Convent – Zouk Mosbeh
SIMONE VEBBER, organ
Music by Saint-Saëns, Marchiò, Widor, Bossi, Vebber

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- Tuesday, 2 February 2016, at 20:00
Couvent Saint Elie – Sanctuaire de l’Enfant Jésus de Prague – Maaysrah – Nahr Ibrahim
DANIEL MATRONE, organ
Music by Clérambault, J.S. Bach, Krebs, Bourgault-Ducoudray, Matrone

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- Thursday, 4 February 2016, at 20:00
Basilique de la Médaille Miraculeuse, Achrafieh – Beirut
JEAN-PAUL LÉCOT, organ
Music by Charpentier, . Rameau, J.-S. Bach, Mozart, Franck, Rossini,
D’Indy, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Lécot

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- Saturday, 6 February 2016 at 20:00
Collège du Sacré-Coeur, Frères – Gemmayzeh– Beirut
NAJI HAKIM, organ
Music by J.S. Bach, Hakim, Franck
Concert for the inauguration of the organ after its restoration by
Fabbrica d’Organi Comm. Giovanni Tamburini

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- Sunday, 7 February 2016, at 20:00
The National Evangelical Church of Beirut
(facing the Grand Serail) – Beirut
NAJI HAKIM, organ
OLEG BALANUTA, oboe
OCTAVIAN GHEORGHIU, clarinet
MIHAITA RAILEANU, horn
MARIO RAHI, violin

Music by Naji Hakim


This season is highlighted by the participation of the Lebanese Oganist - Composer Naji
Hakim, who has been organist of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Paris from 1985 until 1993, before succeeding Olivier Messiaen at l'église de la Trinité, Paris.

The organs played during this festival are renovated by the italian organ maker Saverio An-
selmi Tamburini.


Contact:
SEMAINE DE L’ORGUE AU LIBAN
Notre Dame University
School of Music
Zouk Mosbeh – Kesserwan
Lebanon
e-mail: sol@solfestival.org