“Red Bull Music Academy Presents: Symphonies of the Self”
On April 8th and 9th, 2016, “Red Bull Music Academy: Symphonies of the Self” was presented at the Cultural Hall in Bahrain as part of the 2016 Spring of Culture activities. The project, which I had devised with the generous support of Red Bull Bahrain and Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, was a celebration of the life and work of late Bahraini composer Majeed Marhoon (1945 – 2010). The project entailed a two-night concert, a documentary-film directed by Saleh Nass, and an ongoing archiving/foundation project that would aim to preserve and promote the works of Majeed Marhoon.
The concerts in April 2016 included performances by the following artists:
Bahrain National Orchestra (led by Maestro Khalifa Zaiman)
Ahmed Al Ghanem
Salman Zaiman (of Bahrain’s Ajraas fame)
Concert Finale: “The Beginning of My Happiness” (Featuring Henrik Schwarz, Bugge Wesseltoft, Ahmed Al-Ghanem, and Hasan Hujairi)