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.
As Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors to the world, crowds flocked to the spectacular site, eager to witness first-hand the first day of the first World Expo in the region
All adult visitors to Expo 2020 will be asked to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test
Replica of the 3.2 million-year-old ‘Lucy’ at Expo 2020 will transport visitors back to the evolution of humankind
Visitors to the pavilion will also have the chance to discover the world’s oldest musical notation