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Symphonies of the Self

A musical concert inspired by the works of the late Majeed Marhoon

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Under the patronage of the Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities, the ‘Red Bull Music Academy Presents Symphonies of the Self’, A musical concert as part of the Spring of Culture 2016, at the Bahrain Cultural Hall, on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th, with doors opening at 6pm.

This unique musical production is organised to celebrate and preserve the works of the late composer, Majeed Marhoon (1945-2010), who was the first Bahraini musician to compose symphonies for classical music for an orchestra band.  The concert will be launched with performances of Marhoon’s compositions played by the Bahrain National Orchestra, with a song performed by Salman Zaiman, the founder of Ajrass band, along with electronic reinterpretations of Marhoon’s works performed by Hasan Hujairi, Esam Cosmo” Hammad, and international Electronic artists Henrik Schwarz, and Bugge Wasseltoft.

The project is monumental to the cultural history of Bahrain, as Marhoon’s compositions have been recognised by international academies, and played by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and the German Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. The project partners include Ajrass Band, Malja Bahrain, BMMI, the German Embassy, Union Plastics, Novotel Hotel, Elements Cine Productions, the Weekender Newspaper, and Virgin megastores.

Tickets are sold at Virgin Megastores, and through the weblink http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=3679 , while the event information can be found on the dedicated web link www.redbull.com/symphoniesoftheself

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