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2016 Festival Program


Friday 19 February 2016 at 17:00
Maamari Hall - American University of Beirut

Shakespeare & Music

Professor Julie Sanders

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.

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Friday 19 February 2016 at 20:30

Refined Sonatas

Lily Maisky, piano
Alissa Margulis, violin

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Sunday 21 February 2016 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

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Monday 22 February 2016 at 20:30
Assembly Hall - AUB

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

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Tuesday 23 February 2016 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

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Thursday 25 February 2016 at 20:30
SAINT JOSEPH JESUIT CHURCH

Romeo and Juliet

Irina Makarova, mezzo soprano
Samar Salamé, soprano
Sergey Romanovsky, tenor
Felipe Bou, bass
Antonine Univesity Choir
Toufic Maatouk o.a.m. , assistant conductor
The Al Bustan Festival Orchestra
Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

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Monday 29 February 2016 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

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Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 20:30

Cello and Violin Romance

Alexandra Soumm, violin
Victor Julien Laferrière, cello
Georgian Strings
Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

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Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 20:30
Crystal Garden

Shakespeare Songs Trio

Andy Sheppard, saxophone tenor and soprano
Guillaume de Chassy, piano
Christophe Marguet, drums
Delphine Lanson, narrator

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Thursday 3 March 2016 at 20:30

Surprise Concert

Rony Barrak, percussion
Georgian Strings
Gianluca Marcianò, conductor
and others

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Friday 4 March 2016 at 20:30
Sursock Museum Auditorium

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
Anne Galowich, harpsichord

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Saturday 5 March 2016 at 20:30

The Violin Star

Renaud Capuçon, violin/ conductor
Georgian Strings

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Sunday 6 March 2016 at 20:30

The Power of a Voice

Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo soprano
David Aladashvili, piano

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Monday 7 March 2016 at 20:30

Anita And Friends

Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo soprano
David Shamanauri, trumpet
Georgian Strings
Nikoloz Rachveli, piano/conductor

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Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 20:30

Four Seasons, Two continents

Yury Revich, violin & conductor
Georgian Strings

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Thursday 10 March 2016 at 20:30
Mar Sassine Church, Beyt Meri

Cello Duo

Monika Leskovar, cello
Giovanni Sollima, cello

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Sunday 13 March 2016 at 16:00

Cartoon Concert at 16:00

State Youth Orchestra of Armenia
Sergey Smbatyan, conductor

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Sunday 13 March 2016 at 20:30

Cartoon Concert

State Youth Orchestra of Armenia
Sergey Smbatyan, conductor

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