“The Sound of Resilience”

SUNDAY, JULY 5 2020, 9 P.M. BEIRUT TIME

A live Broadcast Concert
Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
Antonine University & Notre-Dame University & Qolo Atiqo Choirs
Artistic Director and Conductor: Harout Fazlian

Under the High Patronage of H.E. General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, and on the occasion of celebrating the Centenary of the Proclamation of Greater Lebanon, Baalbeck International Festival proudly presents “The Sound of Resilience”: One of the first big cultural event and a Premiere in the Middle East after the confinement due to Covid-19 . This concert, conceived by Maestro Harout Fazlian and produced by the Baalbeck International Festival, is an act of cultural resilience, unity, and hope.

The Bacchus Temple will harbor history, culture, and arts as the City of the Sun opens virtually its gates for a one-of-a-kind live concert on July 5th at 9 P.M. (Beirut time). “The Sound of Resilience” will serve as an example for future concerts to be held during the ongoing health crisis. The concert, which follows strict Covid-19 guidelines, will be held without an audience and will be broadcasted live on all local TV channels in addition to Arab and International outlets. It will also be live-streamed on the Festival’s social media and other digital platforms.

Being at the crossroad of civilizations, the repertoire mirrors Baalbeck as an amalgamation of national and international genres, Beethoven’s 250th Birthday while highlighting Cultural Heritage, Youth Empowerment and Diaspora excellence.

This non-profit concert is performed by the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra with the Choirs of the Antonine University, Notre Dame University and Qolo Atiqo, as well as young Lebanese musicians, under the baton of Maestro Fazlian and with the participation of Rafic Ali Ahmad. The scenography which includes archive photos and visual creations is by Jean Louis Mainguy. The creation and production of the 3D mapping is done by the digital agency Cre8mania.

Solidarity acts as the main beauty of this project with a common mission and an exceptional collaboration of different artists and partners who are offering their services without compensation.
Baalbeck International Festival intends to reinforce its continuity against all odds, keeping its cultural message alive, firmly believing that culture is not a luxury but a necessity, a resource of sustainable growth and a capital asset in understanding the present and planning the future.

Produced by: Baalbeck International Festival
Creative Director: Jean Louis Mainguy
Concept, Artistic Director & Conductor: Harout Fazlian

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PRODUCER
Baalbeck International Festival

CO-ORGANISERS
Harout Fazlian – Artistic Director Conductor
Jean-Louis Mainguy – Scenography

GOVERNMENTAL PARTNERS
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Public Health
Ministry of Education and High Education
Lebanese Army & Security Forces
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music
Directorate General of Antiquities

ARTISTIC PARTNERS
Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
MHF Concept Creation
Jean Louis Mainguy architecture intérieure – visuals for scenography
Antonine University Choir
Notre-Dame University Choir
Qolo Atiqo Choir
Coro Symposium of Altavilla Milicia Choir – Direction : M. Enzo Marino
Ghadi and Oussama Rahbani – The right to play “The Days of Fakhreddine” in addition to the access to Rahbani Brothers pictures
Gabriel Yared – The right to play “The Prophet” End Credits music
Rafic Ali Ahmad – Narrator
Toufic Maatouk – O.A.M. Choir Master
Khalil Rahme – O.M.M. Choir Master
Elie Hardan Choir – Master
Ziad Chakhtoura – graphism and visuals
Houtaf Khoury – Arrangement of the National Anthem

SPECIAL THANK YOU
Mrs. Claudine Aoun

PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS
IMPACT BBDO – Advertising and Marketing Campaign
Noise – PR Firm for International Visibility
Vit-e – Branding and Digital Agency
Event Staging Professionals sal – Stage
Fida Zalloum sarl – Sound
BC Studios – Multitrack Recording
Lumen Art Int. Roger Bakhos – Light
Fouad Haddad – Lighting designer
Cre8mania – 3D mapping
GWR – Covid-19 Guidelines
LAU – Mobile unit
Phoenicia Hotel – Ballroom and Catering
Moubarak Transport – Transportation of the Artists
J&J Sakr – Generators
Sohat Distribution – Water for the Artists

MEDIA PARTNERS
LBCI
TL
Al Jadeed
NBN
MTV
OTV
Télé Lumière
MBC
Shahid VIP
L’Orient Le Jour
Akhbar

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Philippe Helou and Family
Mahmoud Abdel Rahim Khawaja

GOVERNMENTAL PARTNERS
H.E. Zeina Adra – President of the Higher Organizing Committee for the Centennial Celebrations of the Proclamation of Greater Lebanon 2020
H.E. Abbas Mortada – Minister of Culture
H.E. Dr. Ramzi Moucharafieh – Minister of Tourism
H.E. Dr. Hamad Hassan – Minister of Public Health
H.E. Bruno Foucher – French Ambassador
Mrs. Véronique Aulagnon – Institut Français du Liban
H.E. Bachir Khodr – Governor of Baalbeck-Hermel
Hajj Fouad Ballouk – President of Baalbeck Municipal Council
H.E. General Mahmoud El Asmar – Chairman of the National Emergency Task Force
Mr. Bassam Saba – Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music

PRIVATE PARTNERS
Pierre El Daher – LBC
Bassem Christo – TV Director
Dr. Joseph Jabbra – President LAU
Dany Richa – Impact BBDO
Joe Abou-Khaled – Impact BBDO
James Fox – Impact BBDO
Nabil Rizkallah – GWR’s CEO
Mazen Salha – Phoenicia
Manrique Rodriguez – Phoenicia GM

GENERAL THANK YOU
Lynn Tehini – Ministry of Culture Focal Point
Lara Fahs – Press Attachée
Ghadi Aouad – Focal point between GWR & LAU
Nada Torbey – Focal point at LAU
Sourah Chalghanian – Focal point between MHF & BIF in Baalbeck
Hilda Khoury – MEHE’s Focal Point
LOST, SOS Children’s Villages Lebanon, AFEL and ANA AQRA Associations – Children drawings
Claude Abdel Sater – Animation
Elie Abou Mrad – Graphic design
Michel Raad – Supervision
Rami Rizk – Aerial photos and videos
Michel G.Khoury – Aerial photos and videos
Anis Printing
Samir Abboud
Berj Fazlian – Drummer
Sheryline Bechara – Guitarist
Richard Harfouche – Guitarist
Lilas Mayassi – Guitarist
Alex Saad – Guitarist
X CONSULTANCY
Henri Zogheib – Poem direction for Gibran Khalil Gibran Tribute