Expo 2020 Dubai has released an exclusive video showing the Firdaus Orchestra performing for the first time, capturing the talent and creativity of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman’s pioneering all-women ensemble.
With just a week to
go before doors open to the world’s biggest cultural gathering, the footage
highlights the artistic prowess of the 50 musicians from across the Arab world,
as they prepare to debut a fusion of styles and genres at Expo 2020 next month.
Starting from 23 October, the concerts will also feature works composed by A.R. Rahman for the orchestra’s inaugural performance on the global stage.
Celebrating the region’s culture and diversity, Expo 2020’s in-house orchestra – which has appointed Yasmina Sabbah as its conductor – is made up of musicians of 23 nationalities and ages ranging from 16 to 51, demonstrating how music is accessible to and for everyone.
A glittering line-up of stars helped welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai, decorating an Opening Ceremony that will be remembered forever
Thursday’s ceremony, featuring Andrea Bocelli, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding and more, will be streamed live at virtualexpo.world and Expo TV
With 192 Country Pavilions, up to 60 live events a day, 200-plus food and beverage outlets and something new every day for 182 days, where do you start?
Expo 2020 Dubai launches its official song, a musical collaboration featuring Hussain Al Jassmi, Almas and Mayssa Karaa