Austrian Association for Contemporary Art and Music


This years workshop program (lasting from March 10 to March 23, 2011) will again focus on the latest contemporary works of composers such as Johanna Doderer from Austria and Wassim Ibrahim from Syria. At the end of the workshop there will be a concert on March 23 in the Big Hall at the National Opera in Damascus. Maestri Ewald Donhoffer and Missak Baghboudarian will conduct the Orchestra of the High Institute of Music, Damascus. W.A. Mozarts Overture from „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“ and  5th symphony from Franz Schubert will also be performed.

The concert took place on March 23 at the Big Hall in the Damascene Opera House, Dar al-Assad. Around 800 guests enjoyed the concert.

The after-workshop get to gether was organized by Johannes Hoegl from the Austrian Embassy in Damascus.

A very special thanks for this workshop is due: Austrian Embassy Damascus and her Excellency, Ambassador Dr. Maria Kunz

Furthermore, we want to express our sincere thanks to Mister Athil Hamdan and Missak Baghbouadarian from the Hogh Institue of Music, Damascus and to Dar al-Assad for supporting this project.

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Workshop V, Damascus, Syria