The Royal Opera House Muscat is pleased to devote two evenings to music of the pipe organ featuring the magnificent instrument that graces the stage of the ROHM Auditorium.
Pipe Organ Symposium
The first event is an interesting and informative Pipe Organ Symposium to be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
The content of the Symposium will complement the programme of the Pipe Organ Concert to be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 which illustrates the four major periods of Western music — the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern — with representative works.
In the Symposium, the changing role and styles of organ music in the four eras will be explained by experts with exciting demonstrations by musicians.
This is a complimentary event, with free tickets available on line or at the ROHM Box Office.
Pipe Organ Concert
The Royal Opera House Muscat’s annual concert dedicated to the impressive ‘King of Instruments’, the ROHM’s fabulous pipe organ, will include works from the four ages of music — the Baroque (Bach, Zipoli, Luchinetti, Vivaldi), Classical (Mozart), Romantic (Elgar, Saint-Saëns, Guilmant) and Modern (Emerson, Barber).
The organ will be heard solo, with a symphony orchestra, a string orchestra with harp, a chamber group, a second organ, pianos and drums, as well as with opera singers.
The Concert will demonstrate the range and versatility of ROHM’s beautifully decorated, custom-built pipe organ, a powerful instrument with 4,542 pipes. Mozart’s Solo Organ Andante in F Major, K 616 will feature the wonderful HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said ‘Solo Royal’ suite of three stops which produce the sound of thirty-seven tubular bells; an unusually bright, crisp timbre; and an exceptionally fine flute voice, said to be one of the best ever made.
The concert will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm. For further information and booking consult the ROHM website – www.rohmuscat.org.om