2021 PROGRAM

The opening performance brings together the Lebanese cellist Jana Semaan and the Austrian Stratos Piano Quartet in a joint concert featuring varied formations and periods with works by Barrière, Schumann and of course Mozart, culminating in the classical music repertoire’s unique piece for violin, viola and 2 cellos: Anton Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2. Op. 35. Learn more about this performance here…

Four members of Berlin’s Deutsche Symphony Orchestra (DSO) imagined for Baabdath a robust program alternating unusual repertoire. Zoltán Kodály’s duo for violin and cello Op. 7 in the first part of the concert and Eric Korngold’s quartet for 2 violins, cello and piano in the second part.  Mind you that in most of the second part, the piano score is for left hand only. Beethoven is part of the gig as the quartet performs his trio in one movement for violin, cello and piano. Learn more about this performance here…

The Strings Of Hope Concert is a performance by 10 students of the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music coached over a period of 3 months by 5 members of the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra – Berlin. Mentors and students play together at times making it a collaboration between Germany and Lebanon full of hope for the young musicians! Learn more about this performance here…

Honorary Artist of Armenia Hayk Melikyan presented a piano recital at the first edition of Les Musicales de Baabdath. For his second visit to Lebanon, Hayk is performing with the strings section of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Michel Kheirallah. An evening of Armenian and contemporary music like no other with a beautiful and challenging orchestral and piano solo program. Learn more about this performance here…

For her first appearance with Les Musicales de Baabdath, Tatiana Primak Khoury has chosen two directions for her piano recital. A philosophical one with Brahms at the start of the program and a rather dramatic direction with Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes and Houtaf Khoury’s ‘Sham’ sonata. Only to release the tension with Fauré very melodic masterpiece, Pavane. Learn more about this performance here…

Michala Petri has performed more than 4000 concerts in the world’s leading festivals and Concert Halls, and has broken down the boundaries of her instrument, the recorder. A performance with Lars Hannibal on the guitar of their most sensational, emblematic and technically insane baroque repertoire and beyond. From Denmark with Love! Learn more about this performance here…

Wissam Boustany’s passionate musicality has helped him forge a unique reputation as an international flute soloist. His charismatic stage presence brings tremendous power and subtlety to a wide range of musical genres. For Les Musicales de Baabdath 2021 closing concert, Wissam imagined ‘Realms of the Spirit’, an innovative program performed with Tatiana Primak Khoury on the piano. Learn more about this performance here…

A selection of paintings by Raouf Rifai (Harmony 2020/21 – Acrylic on canvas) is exhibited in the space allocated for the concert.