The prelude to the thirteenth edition of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück will be given by Rima Khcheich and her ensemble. The opening concert of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück is traditionally held in St Marien. This year, for the first time, the church organ will have an exceptional role to play.
The French double bass player Renaud García Fons is counted amongst the most renowned jazz bass players of our age. His teacher, Francois Rabbath, acquainted García Fons at an early age with Arabic music, something which considerably influenced his musical creativity. He has, for example, worked with musicians as Rabih-Abou Khalil, Kudsi Ergüner and Dhafer Youssef.
On this Saturday evening, this four-man German-Lebanese jazz formation, which has already been awarded the Bremer Musikpreis as well as the two great world music prizes RUTH and Creole Publikumspreis, will play in the Lagerhalle for the first time.
In the project, which Layale initiated especially for the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, she goes on a search of the Lebanon of the 1940s and 50s.
Through images, sounds, noises, music, and dream sequences, this audiovisual journey will open a window to some of the Traveler’s most factual moments experienced in a time of crisis.
This year’s focal point of the festival being the Lebanon, Ronny Barrak and Eli Khoury have got together and conceived a very special programme, which promises to give a multi-faceted insight into Lebanese music, and will surely be good for a few surprises.
Jam with the musicians of the „Morgenland Campus“
The second festival Friday is traditionally dedicated to loud and fast music, and this year as well the seats will be removed from the main hall of the Lagerhalle to give space to the exciting beats of the electro band 47Soul.
From 11 pm onwards until deep into the night, festival visitors can dance off their excess energy, and it is almost a certainty that one or other of the Morgenland musicians will get up onto the stage for a spontaneous gig.
The violinist Jasser Haj Youssef offers a contemplative conclusion to the evening.
The cosmos of settings of the Song of Songs from medieval Europe meets traditional Syrian music and improvisation.
In 2016 the Morgenland Festival saw the start, and this evening sees the eighth and final part of a cycle of concerts, where Saleem Ashkar presents all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.