Landscapes of Lebanon

Al Bustan Classical Music Festival
Al Bustan Classical Music Festival

Al Bustan

The Classical Music Festival in Beirut survives war and assassinations

In its 22 years, the festival has cancelled only a single concert.

As its founder says:

‘Every year there’s some crisis’ and we say:

“My God, are we going to carry on?”

and we always do’

Beirut
Beirut
Festival
Festival
Pavillion
Pavillion
Tripoli
Tripoli
Baalbek
Baalbek
Chouf
Chouf
Bekaa
Bekaa
Cedar
Cedar

Excerpts from the Guardian of 11 April 2015    http://www.theguardian.com/

Lebanon’s fate may have heightened the pleasures of music, too.  “If there’s a wind in Syria or Iraq, it arrives here,” Bustani says.  “But war sharpens your emotions, because now we’re alive; tomorrow we may be dead.  That feeling is inherent in every Lebanese.”

Details at albustanfestival.com

 

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