Syrian Academic Youth Voices echoed the masterpieces of the Arabic song composed by the late Egyptian musician Baligh Hamdi, with its beauty and strength, the evening was revived by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arab Music led by Maestro Adnan Fathallah and held the title “eloquent melody”.
The evening, which was hosted by the Opera Theater in Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts, was attended by the young singers Al-Yassar Al-Saeed, Lubna Nafaa, Ryan Jarra and Sylvie Suleiman. A greeting came to the late musician as part of this Syrian group's project in introducing the young generation to artistic structures that have a unique impact and imprint on Arabic music and song.
The evening reflected the band's interest in the distinctive Syrian academic voices from students and graduates of the Higher Institute of Music, embracing them and introducing them to the Syrian audience with a taste, melody and authentic music, in addition to the fact that these programs have their own importance for professional musicians.
The evening program dealt with several stages of musician Baligh Hamdi's career, where the band began playing the introduction to the song “One Thousand and One Nights,” which he had composed for the eastern planet, Umm Kulthum.
The eloquent stage and the capable Syrian singer Mayada Al-Hinnawi attended the evening with the song “The Love That Was”, which is one of the most beautiful songs that the singer of generations sang and the most melodic songs that she composed for her and came in the voice of Lubna Nafaa, a fourth year student at the Higher Institute of Music.
The stage of Baligh and Warda Al Jazairia was through the presentation of the wonderful “Black Eyes”, which is one of the most beautiful love songs included in the Arab Music Library because of the emotions it carries full of love for the beloved. It came with the left voice of Saeed, a student in the fourth year of the Higher Institute.
The stage of Baligh and Umm Kulthum was through the song "Far From You", which expresses a pure emotional state of pain after the beloved and came in the voice of the institute's graduate singer, Sylvie Suleiman.
As for the stage of Baligh and Abdel Halim Hafez, it was through the presentation of the song "Sawah", which is full of poetry and renewal, which is characterized by the songs of the Asmar Nightingale. This song was presented by Ryan Greira, a student of the Higher Institute of Music.
In a statement by Lisana, between the maestro of Fathallah, Baligh Hamdi's melodies are characterized by romance, change of maqam and rhythms and are genius, indicating that the evening met with a wonderful response by the Syrian audience, which is thirsty for music, tone and original melody.
Fathallah confirmed that the National Orchestra of Arab Music continues its project by presenting concerts that sing the music library academically and has had distinguished concerts in presenting the Syrian music product, whether through what was presented by the great Syrian composers such as Abdel Fattah Sukkar or the song book, where it celebrated the late poet Issa Ayoub and the poets Great Syrians, such as Nizar Qabbani, indicating that the band’s projects in 2021 will include a celebration of the great musician Muhammad Mohsen.
It is noteworthy that the National Orchestra for Arab Music was created with the establishment of the Higher Institute of Music in 1990 and was later restructured to include seventy highly professional musicians and singers working on all forms and forms of Arabic music, including instrumental and lyrical.