Firdaus Orchestra will close Expo 2020 Dubai’s Space Week tomorrow, Saturday, October 23.
About the amazing orchestra
Firdaus Orchestra, headed by Yasmina Sabbah, is a talented all-women musical ensemble, made up of 23 nationalities across the Arab world, with ages ranging from 16 to 51.
Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman is the one who officially writes the works which Firdaus Orchestra plays.
Ideas for the show
The orchestra will perform a spectacular space-themed repertoire that includes Western classical music as well as Rahman’s original compositions.
The performance will last one hour and will provide space-related topics and songs, such as the theme of 2001, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and many more.
Inspiring space explorers
On one hand, the songs chosen are inspired by a theme from 2001, “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. This includes A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, and Adventures on Earth. Therefore, the focus is to lead people into the mysterious and unknown world of space.
On the other hand, Firdaus Orchestra will also feature Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5”, and Karl Jenkins’ “Palladio”.
A special ending
In a spectacular closing performance, A.R. Rahman will exclusively unveil its new composition, Humanitas-Proorismós-Al Amal. This song is an ode especially created for visitors of Space Week. The interesting thing about this creation is that “Al Amal” in Arab means “Hope”. More surprisingly, “Al Amal” is also the name of the first Arab mission to Mars.
The composer A.R Rahman has a strong sense of feeling life through her music. Furthermore, she strongly believes in the power of the unknown which urges people to constantly discover and learn. He said that through exploring space, people actually explore themselves.
“To know the unknown is the quest of life, and by exploring space we explore ourselves.”, said A.R Rahman.
Expo ticked can be achieved online from www.expo2020.com and access will be given on a first-come basis.