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Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra in Berlin

Royal delegation from the Arabian peninsula at the Admiralspalast on 4 March

Royal delegation from the Arabian peninsula at the Admiralspalast on 4 March

A special delegation of musicians from the Sultanate of Oman, the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2020, is about to visit Berlin. On Wednesday, 4 March 2020 the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra will present itself to the Berlin audience at the Admiralspalast.

The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra represents something out of the ordinary in the Arab world. It is the only Western-oriented symphony orchestra comprising musicians from its own country. Wearing their impressive national dress they perform well-known works from the West as well as fascinating pieces from Omani music culture. In this combination concerts by the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra are a special event, and not just in their home country.

Under its chief conductor Robert Houlihan from Ireland the orchestra performs works by Gioachino Rossini, Max Bruch, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Lehár and traditional Omani songs, specially arranged for its concert. David Robin, a young and internationally acclaimed violinist, accompanies the orchestra as soloist.

Programme of the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, 4 March 2020, 8 p.m., Admiralspalast Berlin

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Overture of The Barber of Seville (1816)

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 (1868)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 (1812)

Franz Lehár (1870-1948): Adria Waltz (1894)

Trad.: Omani orchestral songs, arranged by Hamdan Al Shueili

Tickets costing €17  / € 24 / € 29 (plus advance sales charge) are available from, or by calling 01806 – 999 0000 and from all the usual outlets.

Visitors can obtain detailed information on Oman as a travel destination from 4 to 8 March at ITB Berlin and can find out about the magic of the Orient and sustainable tourism initiatives of the partner country of ITB Berlin 2020 on the stands in Halls 2.2 and 4.1.

Hall 2.2, Stand 204 and Hall 4.1, Stand 201

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