2014 Al Bustan Festival to focus on music inspired by nature

23 January 2014

On 7 January 2014, the 21st edition of the Al Bustan Festival, taking place from 18 February to 23 March 2014, was announced at a press conference with members of the local and international press. Under the title “Music and Nature”, the programme of 25 performances focuses on music inspired by nature.

The festival has invited first class musicians from 18 countries: Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, the UK and Lebanon.

The programme includes a large variety of classical music, from Baroque to film music of the present time. Stravinsky’s opera “Le Rossignol” and Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniera” will be performed for the first time in Lebanon, produced by the Russian avant-garde Helikon Opera, a regular at the Al Bustan Festival. The festival also programmes for the first time the State Ballet of Georgia and prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili.

The full programme is available at