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The Etihad Orchestra brings classical music to everybody in Jordan

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On Saturday Jordanian Royal Cultural Center hosted an opening of The Etihad Music Season 2020.


The brilliant performance was brought by The Etihad Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karim Said, a passionate and dedicated Jordanian musical prodigy, and special guests of the night.


This Season’s programme features various concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven as a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Beethoven’s pieces are framed with music by remarkable Jordanian, Arab, and Western composers.


The event opened with a fascinating performance with a Solo Violinist Obeida Madi playing music composed by her late father Amer Madi whose legacy is cherished in Jordan.


The heart of the night was a highly anticipated performance with award-winning Ukranian-American pianist Anna Dmytrenko that left the audience absolutely amazed.


The Etihad Chamber Orchestra established by Bank Al-Etihad is well-known as a phenomenon on Jordanian cultural scene. This orchestra is a multinational blend of talented musicians from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, the UK, the USA, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Romania, Japan, Russia and Belarus, whose aim is to bring the power and beauty of classical music for everybody. Members of the orchestra frequently offer free min concerts for those who are unable to afford main concert series. They have already visited the Queen Zain Al Sharaf Institute for Development, the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, the ‘Mubarat Um Al Hussein’ Orphanage, the SOS Children’s Village, the White Beds Elderly home and Collateral Repair Project for Refugees.


The season will include 8 more concerts, special children’s concerts, and outreach and education workshops throughout the year of 2020. Proceeds from the tickets will go for organizing free lessons for talented Jordanian music students.

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