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JMaiL – 26 March 2006

"May you have music wherever you go"
Pourvu que vous entendiez de la musique ou que vous alliez!

Odds and Ends
Events from Today Onwards
Festivals and Grouped Events
Tawlet Lara (Telephone Numbers/Addresses)
Waleed Howrani CDs on CDBABY.COM

Walid Howrani now has 4 CDs out. In the past, it used to be difficult to get them in Beirut. Now, you can buy them online (using a credit card) from The direct address is:

His latest, Firedance, contains contemporary works by Albright and others by Ravel and Gershwin.

Waleed is coming to give a concert in April. Click Here for details below.

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So, if you like this label and their produce, get a newsletter from them by:

1) Going to this site:

2) Selecting to receive a Newsletter (on the left side of the page)

DG have eplayers that play samples of their music. Often, they have promotional entries with whole units. They tell you about it in their Yellow Mailer!!

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Events from today onwards

Monday 27 March


Les Franciscaines (01-382387)

Les Lundis des Franciscaines presents:
Nenna Bakhtanassar (piano)
Program proposed by Mozart Chahine: Couperin, Daquin, Tchaikovski, Liszt, Messiaen, Rameau, Dandrieu and Moussorgski

Tuseday 28 March


Amphitheatre Pierre Abou Khater - USJ Sciences Humaines

Recital: Two Pianos
Armen and Suzanne Ketcheck
Program includes works by Rachmaninov: Concerto no. 2 in C min arranged for 2 pianos) and Fantaisie, Tableaux Suite no. 2 op 5

Tuesday 28 March


Emile Bustani Auditorium - Al Bustan Hotel
Bey Meri (04-872980/1/2

As part of the AL Bustan Festival, here is a singular performance of interest:
Jean Piat: Quoi de Neuf? Mozart!
(Sounds like "Whats New Pussycat?", Mozart would have been amused).
Tickets: $40, $55, $70, $85

Tuesday 28 March


Auditorium de la Faculté de Musique - USEK

La Faculté de Musique de L'UNIVERSITÉ SAINT-ESPRIT DE KASLIK a l'honneur de vous inviter à un Concert de Musique Jazz Présenté par le trio
ASNT: Arthur Satyan New Trio
Arthur Satyan (piano) - Elie Afif (bass) - Rony Afif (drums)

1. Nubar Nubar (Traditional, Armenian arranged by Arthur Satyan)
2. Woody'n you (Dizzy Gillepsie)
3. Giant Steps (John Coltrane)
4. One More Time (Arthur Satyan)
5. Artology (Arthur Satyan)
6. Chico the Man (Barry Harris)
7. Oblivion (Bud Powell)
8. Groovy Samba (Sergio Mendez)
9. Nature Boy (Miles Davis)

Wednesday 29 March


Kulturzentrum - Jounieh

Edy et Marie-Ange Dorlian (guitares), Alice Farhat Rayess (flûte traversière), Walid Serhal (oud), Ralda Salem (nay) et Farid Abou Said (percussion)
Le Sextuor Arabesque, sous la direction d'Edy Dorlian, est composé de professeurs du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique du Liban. Il se produit régulièrement au Liban et à l'étranger et est spécialisé dans les arrangements et transcriptions de musique traditionnelle orientale pour instruments occidentaux et orientaux.
« Oriental Mosaïc » est leur premier CD.
Au programme : musique folklorique libanaise, musique anglaise, espagnole, arménienne et sud – américaine.

Thursday 30 March


Amphitheater of the College Orthodoxe de L'Annonciation - Achrafieh
The Universtiy of Baland presents: Le Sextuor Arabesque
Edy Dorlian (guitar and conducting), Marie-Ange El Khoury Dorlian (guitar), Walid Abou Serhal (oud), Alice Farhat (traversal flute), Ralda Salem (nai) and David Estephan (percussion)
All are welcome
Program contains many works: sample:
Rahbani bros, Zaki Nassif, J. Ramos, Lebanese Folklore, Sayed Darwiche, Walid Gholmieh, Latin American songs, etc.
(Sextet arrangements by Edy Dorlian)

Thursday 30 March


Italian Embassy - Grand Hall

"Grandi Canzoni, Grandi Autori" (By Invitation ONLY - Please call 01-749801/2/3)
Domenico Servino is a pianist and singer, accompanied by Carmelo Zumbo (guitar) and Alfredo Verdinin (percussion)
Concert will take you through the songs that have marked the Italians throughout the last 50 years!

Saturday 1 April


AUB Assembly Hall

The 5th Annual Choral Classic Workshop Concert
Singers from choirs in Lebanon and Cyprus along with the choir of the AUB will give a joint concert containing works by Mozart, Schumann and some Arab composers.

Tuesday 4 April


Amphitheatre Pierre Abou Khater - USJ Sciences Humaines

Recital: Two Pianos
Victor Bunin and Walid Moussallem
Program includes: Bach concerto in C minor, Schumann: andante and variations and Rachmaninov: Suite no. 2 op 17

Wednesday 5 April


Amphitheater of the College Orthodoxe de L'Annonciation - Achrafieh
The Universtiy of Baland presents: Le Sextuor Arabesque
Tatian Primak-Khoury (Artist in Residence) plays MOZART piano music:
Fantasie in D minor KV 397
Rondo A minor KV 511
Sonata in A minor KV 310
Fantasie in C minor KV 475
Sonata in C minor KV 457
All are welcome

Friday 7 April


Eglise St. Joseph des Peres Jesuites

In collaboration with the Embassy of Poland, the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wokciech Czepiel
Strachowski: from the Book of Night: no. 3
Lutoslawski: Concerto for cello and orchestra (solo: Jan Kalinowski)
Chopin: Concerto no. 1 for piano and orchestrat (solo: Marek Szlezer)

Sunday 9 April


College du Soeurs du Rosarie - Blat - Byblos

Concert by Carla and Carine Ramia
Tickets at $5 and $10 on sale at the University or call: 09-540781 and 09-945190

Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 April


Eglise SANTA XIXeme (Gemayze)

As part of the ongoing concerts of Momuments en Musique, this concert presents:
"Les 7 Derniere Paroles du Christ" of Haydn with poems by Henry Le Bal

Ali Hassan (1st Violin), Wael Semaan (2nd Violin), George Yammine (viola) and Robert Kfoury (cello).
Narration by Nadine Mokdessi on the 10th and Nadine Nassar on the 12th.

Reservations: Information Desks at the ABC or phone 03-639977 for further information

Thursday 27 April


AUB Assembly Hall

Concert: Waleed Howrani
Organizers: Lebanese Board On Books for Young People
This is a fund raising event to equip Public Schools with libraries and provide books to children who are deprived of the pleasure of reading for lack of books.

Mozart: Sonata in C Major, D
Prokofiev: Sonata No 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
Debussy: Rèverie, La Plus Que Lente, Suite Bergamasque
Milhaud-Howrani: Scaramouche, World Premiere

Tickets are sold at: Trading Places, CD-Theque, Libraire Antoine, Bookland, Nawfal
Price of tickets: LL 75,000, LL 60,000 and LL 30,000

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Festivals and Running Events

Quadrangle 03-654257
Monday Blues Band (All Mondays)
Deep Impressions (All Tuesdays)
Butterfly (rock) (All Fridays)
Shady and his Band (All Saturdays)
Blue Note Café  Evenings  Makhoul Street - 01-743857

Friday 31 Charbel Rohana (Oriental) 16,500LL
Visit Blue Note's site at

Basement 01-570505 Gemayzeh
Thursday 30 March - Electric Thursday - Alex K (minimal elektro) - 21:00
Friday 31 March - Dark Disco - Jade - 21:00
Saturday 1 April - Chix in the Mix - Djette - 21:00
Backstage 03-157765 Gemayzeh
Friday 31 March "Nada" - poetry evening - Samir Mekkawi (21:00)
Harmonie du Soir 
Prof Etienne Kupelian
18:30 CCF - Salle de Conference
Call 01-420230

Samir Khayat - Ce Soir A l'Opéra and Choreography 19:00 CCF - Salle Montaigne
Call 01-420230

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Tawlet Lara
Al Bustan Festival 04-972980/1/2 OR 03-752000 (10 lines)
Al Madina Theater 03-779977 and 01-753010 / 11
AUB 01-350000 or 01-353228 (for the Information Department)
Bar Louie 03-791998 (Gemayzeh)
Beiteddine Festival 01-373430
Blue Note Café 01-743857 (Mak-Hool Street - Ras Beirut)
Beirut Theater 01-366085
Casino du Liban 09-855888
CCF 01-420230 (Old Damascus Road - Covers the Salle Montaigne)
Conservatoire 01-489530/1 (National Orchestra and Chamber Concerts in Pierre Abi Khater Auditorium)

Ecole de Musique (et de Danse) Ghassan Yammine

Beirut-Sodeco: 01-202820
Jal El Dib: 04-711047
Dbayé: 04-521-528
Beit Chabab: 04-980656

ESPACE - SD 01-563114
à l’Heure Bleue 01-217706
Instituto Cervantes 01-970253
l’Institut Culturel Italien


Kulturzentrum 09-636148 and 09-835572 (Jounieh)
LAU (Beirut) 01-867099 / 01-786464
Librairie Antoine Hamra: 01-341470 Sin El Fil: 01-481072/8 Achrafieh: 01-331811
Mozart Chahine School of Music 04-405-899 and 04-414-649
Opera National de Liban 03-474304
Theatre Beryte 03-778585 and 03-914578
Theatre de Beyrouth 01-366085
Theatre Monnot 01-204222 and 01-320762
Trading Places 01-611600 (Sodeco Square)
UNESCO Palace 01-786680
USEK 09-640664 / 09-641186
Virgin Megastore 01-999666






















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