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Spotlight on Syria with Missak Baghboudarian

Friday 20th January 2012 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Free Event

A welcoming celebration for Missak Baghboudarian, Principal Conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, on the first day of his visit to London. Missak is here, supported by the British Council, to observe how the major UK orchestras operate in all aspects of their work.

Tonight he will be in conversation with Peter Wiegold and Oliver Butterworth, directors of the Brunel Institute for Contemporary Middle Eastern Music. They will be joined by the young Syrian pianist, Riyad Nicolas, currently a pupil at London's Royal Academy of Music, who will perform pieces by Dia Succari and Zaid Jabri.

Venue: The Gallery, Foyles Charing Cross Road
Tickets: Free, but please email events@foyles.co.uk to reserve places

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