On Friday, June 14, 2024, the Saint Joseph Church in Monot, Beirut, will host an exceptional musical event themed around Destiny. Under the direction of Maestro Harout Fazlian, a renowned Lebanese conductor known for his passionate leadership and profound interpretation of classical works, the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra will perform two major works from the classical repertoire, initiated by Hiba el Kawas, composer and President of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

Starting at 8:30 PM, the audience will be transported into a captivating musical universe with the performance of the overture to the opera La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi. This powerful and dramatic piece, composed in 1862, will plunge listeners into a whirlwind of intense emotions. The overture, with its martial chords and enchanting melodies, sets the tragic tone of the opera, exploring themes of relentless fate and the struggle against its forces.

The highlight of the evening will be Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Composed in 1888, this symphony is considered one of the most emblematic works of the Romantic repertoire. Its famous opening motif, with its four fateful notes, has been described as “fate knocking at the door.” The symphony delves into deep emotions, moving from dark melancholy to triumphant exaltation, offering listeners a rich and captivating musical experience.

Under Fazlian’s expert baton, these two timeless masterpieces promise to transport the audience to a musical realm where destiny plays a central role, exploring the depths of the human soul with striking intensity. Maestro Fazlian and the talented musicians of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra will bring these fascinating works to life, making the Saint Joseph Church resonate with the rhythm of the deepest emotions.

This concert is a unique opportunity for both seasoned music lovers and newcomers to discover or rediscover these timeless masterpieces. Admission is free, but registration is required due to the limited number of seats. Interested individuals are invited to contact the organization promptly via WhatsApp at 03 936 696 to reserve their place.