The concert, which follows strict Covid-19 guidelines, will be held without an audience.
Lebanon’s Baalbeck International Festival will stream its string of concerts online on July 5 amid the coronavirus pandemic challenges, organisers have announced.
The festival will broadcast live concerts with the theme “The Sound of Resilience” from the Bacchus Temple, an ancient site in Lebanon’s Baalbeck at 10 pm (UAE) on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube pages, MBC’s streaming service Shahid and a number of Lebanese TV channels like MTV, LBC and more.
In a statement, the festival said: “The Bacchus Temple will harbour history, culture, and arts as the City of the Sun opens virtually its gates for a one-of-a-kind live concert on July 5. “The Sound of Resilience” will serve as an example for future concerts to be held during the ongoing health crisis.”
“This concert, conceived by Maestro Harout Fazlian and produced by the Baalbeck International Festival, is an act of cultural resilience, unity, and hope,” the organisers added.
This non-profit concert will be 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.