Al Bustan festival is finally back with live concerts

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The Al Bustan International Music and Performing Arts Festival was reactivated this year after a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, economic collapse and political crises that hit Lebanon.

On Sunday, the festival organized a free concert in Ain El Mreisseh to reactivate the artistic scene in Lebanon with international music, offering an unexpected outdoor Italian concert, even if this type of music is not commonly played in the streets. from Lebanon.

There, at the Beirut Corniche, the Italian band played for an hour as passers-by gathered around the musicians, enjoying this novelty that gladdened their hearts and those around them.

The Al Bustan International Music and Performing Arts Festival kicked off on February 16 and will run until March 13.

There are ten events remaining until March 13, with concerts and performances at Al Bustan Hotel and other venues:

  • This breath we held a free performance by Alaa Minawi, Vladimir Kurumilian and Ahmed Amer on February 22.
  • Labyrinth with Khatia Buniatishvili on February 24.
  • Maestra with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra and Glass Marcano on February 25 at the Saint-Joseph Jesuit Church, Monot.
  • Boris forever, parts 1 and 2 featuring Boris Berezovsky at the Al Bustan Hotel on March 2-3.
  • Charity show with Renaud Capuçon and Guillaume Bellom on March 6.
  • Tchaikovsky Piano Trio with Renaud Capuçonviolin, Victor Julien-Laferrièrecello and Guillaume Bellom on March 7.
  • cello serenade with Victor Julien-Laferrière at the Sursock Palace on March 9.
  • Rasayel with Oumeima El Khalil, Hani Siblini, the Orchester Oriental du Liban, André Hajj and choreographer Pierre Geagea and his troupe of deaf dancers on March 11.
  • Opera for Peace with Kathleen Norchi, Mlindi Aubrey Pato, Nikolai Zemlyanskikh and Gianluca Marciano on March 13.

The Al Bustan Festival was founded in 1994, establishing Lebanon’s unique and artistic tradition of music concerts during the winter season.

For more concert information and reservations (required), visit the Al Bustan Festival website.

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