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Jacaranda Ensemble to perform on Feb 6

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Jacaranda Ensemble will be performing once again at the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel on February 6.

On popular demand, the band is returning to Oman once again to mesmerise the Omani audience with its outstanding performances.

The group consists of five members of Brandenburg Orchestra in Germany and includes Sebastian Pietsch, Richard Mosthaf, Thomas Hoffmann, Thomas Ringleb and Matthias Dressler. The band will play instruments made of natural materials.

Students and music enthusiasts in Oman will have the opportunity to learn from the band as the group will also conduct workshops in different places like British School Muscat, Muscat International School and Petroleum Development Oman during their stay in the country.

H E Hans-Christian Freiherr von Reibnitz, Germany’s Ambassador to the sultanate, said, “I am delighted to see the Muscat Chamber Music Series hosting the ensemble once again. I feel music and cultural exchange is the best way to bridge gaps between cultures. We have had many German musicians visiting Oman in the past and performing at various concerts. We hope the trend will continue.”

Ahmed Abouzahra, general manager of Arabesque International, the event management company, said, “The workshops are an interesting opportunity as Jacaranda is extremely creative and always try to invent new sounds by combining instruments differently, and these instruments are not available in Oman. Last year, the students were delighted with the opportunity and everyone enjoyed the workshop.”

Hoffmann said, “We are delighted to be back in Oman. It is a country that is great for music. We have been around the world but this place has people who connect to music.”

Tickets for the concert are priced at RO10 and will be available at the German Embassy, Arabesque or at the venue.

Source: MuscatDaily

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