Koncert med Palestine Youth Orchestra

Conductor: Vincent de Kort
Solo Voice: Nai Barghouti

The Palestine Youth Orchestra performs for the first time in the Denmark under the baton of the acclaimed Dutch conductor Vincent de Kort, joined by the talented young Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti. In a concert celebrating ‘LOVE’, the programme includes music from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Saint-Saen’s 'Samson and Delilah’, and Wagner’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’. Along this journey the orchestra will perform greats from the rich library of Arab songs delivered in new arrangements for Symphony Orchestra, and provide a rare opportunity to hear gems from the Arabic symphonic repertoire.

The Palestine Youth Orchestra is unique among the world’s youth orchestras. Many of its young musicians are trained in both Arabic and Western Classical music. Its versatility has captured audiences throughout Europe and the Middle East. Established by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine, concerts by the PYO and its associate ensembles have included performances at major concert halls in Germany, Greece, Italy, France and the UK, and leading festivals such as the BBC Proms, Ravello, Florence and Aix-en-Provence. Since 2012 the orchestra has enjoyed a partnership with the Oslo Philharmonic, whose musicians have provided valuable training to its young musicians for several years culminating in a residency in Norway this summer. The orchestra has accompanied many of the Middle East’s best known musicians in classical and popular music.

Nai Barghouti is a Palestinian singer, composer and flute player. She launched her professional singing career in 2011, at the age of 14, with Munyati, a full program of classical Arabic songs of the tarab genre. Throughout her musical journey, she discovered a passion for composition and started expressing her feelings towards the oppression of her people in music. Four of her earliest flute solo compositions have become part of the flute curriculum at the International Institute of Iberian Music in Valencia, Spain.

She has performed in sold-out concerts in several cities, including Cairo, Jerusalem, Kuwait, Ramallah, Acre, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nazareth, as well as in Beirut, accompanied by the Lebanese oud virtuoso, Charbel Rouhana. The
Lebanese media called Nai a "classical diva," while art critics in Egypt compared her to the legendary Umm Kulthoum.

One of Nai’s significant musical achievements was performing at the United Nations headquarters in New York in November 2013 at the commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Commenting on that performance, the renowned British musician, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), wrote of her: "So charming, so beautiful, so self assured, soooooo musical."

In 2017, Nai led an accompanying band of musicians on her first independent fivecity tour in the UK, where she presented both original material and arrangements of classic Arabic repertoire with an Arabic-Jazz sound. She ended the tour with a concert at the London Union Chapel, one of the best Jazz venues in the UK.

In 2018, Nai was given the role of “Layla,” a leading role in Orfeo & Majnun, an opera that combines the “Orpheus and Eurydice” love story with “Majnun Layla”, the most famous love story of the Arabic world. Le Monde has called Orfeo & Majnun the new face of opera in the 21st century.

Nai has recently been nominated among the finalists for the first ever Aga Khan music award taking place in Lisbon, Portugal on 30.03.2019. She is currently pursuing her studies in Jazz performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of the Arts, where she is exploring the relationship between classical Arabic singing and jazz. She will be graduating in May 2019.

Siden er sidst opdateret man d. 3. juni 2019