A concert worthy of a grand finale in a unique collaboration between The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra and Les Musicales de Baabdath. Sary Khalife and the LPO performing under the baton of Maestro Michel Kheirallah and the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Handel and Rossini.
SARY KHALIFE | Cello
THE LEBANESE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY MICHEL KHEIRALLAH
Baabdath | Maronite Parish Hall – 8:00 pm Free Entrance
W. A. MOZART (1756 – 1791) Don Giovanni – Overture
G. F. HANDEL (1685 – 1759) Water Music, HWV 348 – 350
G. ROSSINI (1792 – 1868) The Barber of Seville – Overture
P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 – 1893) Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, Op.33 Moderato assai quasi andante Thema. Moderato semplice Var. 1. Tempo della thema Var. 2. Tempo della thema Var. 3. Andante sostenuto Var. 4. Andante grazioso Var. 5. Allegro moderato – Cadenza Var. 6. Andante Var. 7 e Coda. Allegro vivo
Michel Kheirallah (Conductor)
Born in October 1954, Michel Kheirallah started his violin lessons in 1968 at the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music with Professor Emile Noune. Kheirallah continued his studies at the “Ecole Normale de Musique” in Paris, France with Professor Jacques Prat from 1975 till 1979. From 1979 till 1984, Michel attended the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory” in Moscow with Professor Galina Barinova. Professor Emile Noune.
Kheirallah continued his studies at the “Ecole Normale de Musique” in Paris, France with Professor Jacques Prat from 1975 till 1979. From 1979 till 1984, Michel attended the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory” in Moscow with Professor Galina Barinova. Michel Kheirallah has been a member of several orchestras in France and is the dean of the string section in the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.
Since the establishment of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Michel Kheirallah has been the concert Master of the orchestra. Since 2005, he is also a conductor of the LPO.
Sary Khalife (Cello)
Born in Lebanon in 1990, Sary Khalife started studying piano at the age of five. At the age of seven, he started studying cello with professor Sarkis Kochkarian at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music, where he brilliantly obtained his baccalaureate at the age of 15. During his studies in Lebanon, he played Saint-Saens and Haydn cello concertos as a soloist with the Lebanese National Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2004, Sary joined the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and toured with the orchestra for six weeks every year until today, performing at the most prestigious venues including the Albert Hall in London, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, among others.
In 2006, Sary joined Xavier Gagnepain’s class at the CRR in Boulogne-Billancourt and won, unanimously, the first prize in June 2008.
In September 2011, Sary was admitted to the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance and joined the classes of Rolland Pidoux, Xavier Phillips, Marc Coppey, and Pauline Bartissol. In 2014, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and later in 2016, his Master’s Degree. During this time, Sary attended the improvisation classes of Alexandros Markeas and Vincent Lequang.
In January 2013, he performed with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra the Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major along with his brother Ayad Khalife and Karim Saleh, directed by Michalis Economou.
In August 2014, Sary Khalife, along with his brother, Ayad Khalife, and Mike Massy launched their new album “Naseej” at the Zook Mikhael Festival.
In June 2018, Sary and his brother, pianist Ayad Khalife released their second album “Soobia”, composed and played by themselves, and produced with the support of the AFAC. They have been presenting this project in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Lebanon, ever since.
Sary was a member of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra from February 2017 until August 2018. He continues to play regularly with the Metz, Toulouse, and Mulhouse Orchestras and is also a member of the Al-Mayadin Ensemble lead by Marcel Khalife.