Rahbani delights fans at Jeddah music night

Lebanese singer Ghassan Rahbani performs in Juman Theater at King Abdullah Economic City on Friday. (Twitter photo)
Updated 16 December 2017
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Rahbani delights fans at Jeddah music night

JEDDAH: Ghassan Rahbani, Lebanese composer, orchestra conductor, pianist, and singer, regaled his fans on Friday at a classical music night.
The concert was coordinated by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) in Juman Theater on the Red Sea waterfront in King Abdullah Economic City.
It started around 8 p.m. with a dinner followed by a piano performance by Rahbani and the accompanying orchestra.
The multitalented artist, who was raised in a family of musicians led by his late uncles Assi Rahbani and Mansour Rahbani, and by his father Elias Rahbani, told Arab News: “I’m really happy to perform here and proud to be involved in Saudi Arabia’s efforts in promoting art and culture.”
The artist said that throughout his upbringing, he felt close to Saudi Arabia as he grew up among Saudi counterparts who regularly visited Beirut: “I feel enthralled to be performing here to a Saudi audience, as I’m familiar with their appreciation of music and art, and for that reason it feels both new and familiar to be performing in Jeddah.”
Concert organizer Zaki Hasanain shared with Arab News his delight and excitement at the GEA’s support in the promotion of similar events. “We were the first to propose the concept of dinner with live music, and we’re excited to witness it and take part in this cultural change.”
Raghda, one of the concert’s young Saudi attendees, told Arab News: “This is my first concert, and It’s both strange and enthralling to witness it happening in my home country.”
Ali, another attendee, said: “I hope to see more artists coming in in the future. The GEA is doing its best to include entertainment in our culture and the events being hosted are quite interesting.”
 


Single-day ticket options for day one & two of Formula E festival now available

Updated 11 December 2018
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Single-day ticket options for day one & two of Formula E festival now available

  • Single-day concert tickets available for $87.95 (330 SAR)
  • Three-day tickets to see all six acts available for $253.19 (950 SAR)

RIYADH: Single-day tickets for day one and two of the Formula E festival of fun surrounding the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix are now available for the biggest line-up of sport, live music, entertainment and cultural activities ever staged in Saudi Arabia. Single-day tickets are available on their website  for $87.95 (330 SAR), with three-day tickets starting at $253.19 (950 SAR)

Doors open at 4 PM on December 13th with access to entertainment and cultural attractions, plus unique dining and retail experiences for Formula E ticket holders at Ad Diriyah. Jason Derulo and headliner Enrique Iglesias take to the stage on day one, while on day two, Amr Diab and headline act The Black Eyed Peas will perform. The finale performance on day three will be a double-header concert given by David Guetta and OneRepublic.

Three-day tickets will allow fans to catch all the days of entertainment, including the complimentary concerts for Formula E ticket holders.

Fans from the Kingdom will be joined by international tourists from around the world, and the Gulf, at the event, with 30-day tourist visas available for the first time via new the online Sharek process.

More information about ‘Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix’, including schedule and tickets, can be found on their website.