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SOL – SEMAINE DE L’ORGUE AU LIBAN
LEBANESE PIPE ORGAN WEEK 2024
12 – 21 April – 9th editio
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In the Middle East organ music is perceived as a specific contribution of Christians to world culture, as organs are present almost exclusively in churches. The Lebanese Pipe Organ Week is a great cultural occasion that allows everyone (of any religious affiliation) to listen for free to a musical repertoire, to which people would not otherwise have access, since pipe organs are mainly used in churches for religious celebrations.  The Sol Festival is the only event in Lebanon dedicated to organ music and is the only festival in Lebanon that aims to extend throughout the country, while the other festivals are geolocalized in specific places.

 

ADMISSION FREE TO ALL CONCERTS

 

Friday, 12 April, 8 pm

AJALTOUN | Church of Mar Zakhia

Vincent De Pol (Germany / Poland), pipe organ

In collaboration with the German Embassy in Lebanon

 

Saturday, 13 April, 6 pm

KHIRBET QANAFAR (West Beqaa) | Johann-Ludwig-Schneller-Schule

Film-concert Der Galiläer (The Galilean, 1921) with organ improvisation

Mathias Rehfeldt (Germany), pipe organ and live musical commentary

 

Sunday, 14 April, 12 pm

BEIRUT | National Evangelical Church

Vincent De Pol (Germany / Poland), pipe organ

In collaboration with the German Embassy in Lebanon

 

Sunday, 14 April, 8 pm

MAYSSRAH (Nahr Ibrahim) | Church of St. Elie – Carmelite monastery

Film-concert Der Galiläer (The Galilean, 1921) with organ improvisation

Mathias Rehfeldt (Germany), pipe organ and live musical commentary

 

Tuesday, 16 April, 8 pm

BEIRUT | American University of Beirut (AUB) Assembly Hall

Cross-art concert with Mario Mariani (Italy), piano and pipe organ & Rudy Rahme live painting and poetry

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute

 

Wednesday, 17 April, 8 pm

BEIRUT (Gemmaizeh) | Church of St. Maroun

Mario Rahi (Lebanon), violin

Paolo De Matthaeis (Italy), organ

Fabio Catania (Italy), viola da gamba

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute

 

Thursday, 18 April, 8 pm

TRIPOLI (El Mina) | Church of St. Francis

Mario Rahi (Lebanon), violin

Paolo De Matthaeis (Italy), pipe organ

Fabio Catania (Italy), viola da gamba

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute

 

Friday, 19 April, 8 pm

BEIRUT (Downtown) | Saint Louis Cathedral of the Capuchin Fathers

Aarón Ribas (Spain), pipe organ

Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra

Garo Avessian (Lebanon), conductor

In collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Lebanon

 

Saturday, 20 April, 8 pm

ZOUK MOSBEH | Church of Notre Dame de Louaizeh

Les Solistes de Beyrouth

Fernando Afara (Lebanon), conductor

Paolo De Matthaeis (Italy), pipe organ

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute

 

Sunday, 21 April, 11 am

TYRE | Church of St. Anthony

Mario Rahi (Lebanon), violin

Paolo De Matthaeis (Italy), pipe organ

Fabio Catania (Italy), viola da gamba

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute

 

 

The concerts will be broadcast  live streaming on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/solorganfestival (UTC/GMT +2)

 

 

 

Contact Us

SEMAINE DE L’ORGUE AU LIBAN
Notre Dame University
School of Music
P.O.B. 72 Zouk Mikael
Zouk Mosbeh – Kesserwan
Lebanon

Tel:  +961 9208 287
Mob: +961 3 314 130
e-mail: sol@solfestival.org