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Syrian National Symphony Orchestra
Placido Domingo, the world-renowned tenor, will be performing at a specially created desert village in Al Khatim, between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) on 26 February 2007, according to organisers.
 
Domingo will be performing in the UAE as part of the upcoming Education Without Borders (EWB) conference to be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi from 25 till 27 February 2007.
 
Domingo's performance will be the main cultural event during the conference, accompanied by the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra. Eugene Kohn will be the conductor for the event. The principle conductor and the trainer of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra is Misak Baghbudarian.
 
Baghboudarian's two sisters are playing also in the Orchestra (Dzovag on violin and Karoun on cello).
 
"It is a big responsibility to be chosen to accompany Domingo. This encourages the Orchestra to carry on training to be up to the expectations," said Athel Hemdan, Rector of the Higher Music Institution in Damascus in a press conference.
 
World world-renowned soprano Kallen Esperian (of Armenian origin) will be joining the group. 
 
Kallen EsperianSources: Azad-Hye, Gulf News and SANA / Nawal Younes (Syrian Arab News Agency)

Official Website of Kallen Esperian: http://kallenesperian.com/
 
Education Without Borders fosters educational opportunities in impoverished regions of the world.
 
Archives: Azad-Hye announcement on previous activity of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra (2006).
 
Photos:
1- The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra in Italy (Livorno's Goldoni Theatre)
2- Kallen Esperian
3- The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Misak Baghbudarian.
 
Syrian National Symphony Orchestra

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