MESTO@Jerash Festival.Great concerts
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Maestro Azzam at the press conference introducing
Mr. Elias Libbis of Nazareth phographed
the orchestra from all angles possible
Star singer Dalal Abu Amneh captivated
In Amman concert (after Jerash)
violinist Nabil Azzam performed "Unshudat al-Fann"
by M. Abd al-Wahhab: A new arrangement and unique
style so admired for the lyrical interpretation
and good technique
An official photo of MESTO with
the logo of the Jerash Festival
Star singer Dalal Abu Amneh was
stunning and...gorgeous as usual. She premiered
"Zahrat al-Urdunn" lyrics by Henri Zoghaib
and music by Nabil Azzam
Santur virtuoso Kourosh Zolani (right)
playing his composition "Shabnam"
Tar virtuoso Mohammad Omranifar
on Tar (left) playing "Sanada Ghalmaz"
Maestro Azzam received rave reviews
on his performance as conductor
What a treat! MESTO at the Northern
Theatre in Jerash (built in 165 a.d)
(L-R) At the concert in Amman: Poet
Henri Zoghaib (Lebanon) who wrote the new song "Amman";
Dr. Kifah Fakhoury, director of the National Conservatory
of Music; Dr. Mohammad Ghawanmeh of al-Yarmuk University;
a friend; Maestro Azzam and celebrated poet Samih
al-Qasim (Palestine) who came specially to attend
A little off the chronology: On
the eve of leaving Amman to Los Angeles our wonderful
flute player Ms. Laura Halladay was run over by
a car...Greeted at the hotel by Bob Applebaum (smiling,
her left) Azzam (also smiling, her right) and very
serious looks from Fahd Shaaban (back left) and
Edward Shorrosh (right). At that evening Laura was
'treated' for a special dinner by (get this) the
driver who hit her! what a great attitude. Laura
is fine. Congratulations.
Dr. Raymond Jallow congratulates
star singer Dalal and mestro Azzam in Jerash
The Jerash Festival also hosted
the wonderful orchestra of Bahrain. Azzam had the
pleasure of meeting maestro Ahmad Jumeiri and maestro
Courtesy of Dr. Tarek Shawaf, MESTO
visited Petra. At the time of this photo, most members
were 'busy' (or lost) trying to explore the greatness
of the ancient city of Petra! one of the seven wonders
of the world.
Important moments: Musicians arrive
at the hotel (who didn't take photos?)
Concertmistress Leola Wagner leads
the last group to the bus...Shaaban, Troy and Zolani
are watching. MESTO was well appreciated and praized
for its performance.
Media's Attention: NBC Channel-4 News reporting on
MESTO concert in Jerash
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wishes to MESTO for the upcoming concerts in Jordan
Mr. Elias Rahbani-Lebanon; Prof. Issam El-Mallah-Germany;
Mr. Henri Zoghaib-Lebanon; Mr. Safwan Bahlawan-Syria;
Mr. Nagui El-Habashi-Sweden; Mrs. Helen Yi-Korea;
Dr. Stanley Sheinbaum-USA; Bishop Riah Abul Asal-Jerusalem;
Star Singer Dalal
with MESTO to
Jerash Festival in Jordan
July 28 and 29, 2007
In preparation for the upcoming
concert at the Jerash Festival
in Jordan, Palestinian star singer
Dalal flew from
Nazareth to Los Angeles with her husband Dr. Anan
Abbasi in order to attend two rehearsals with MESTO.
Our star singer will be singing the newly-composed
song "Amman" (poem of Henri Zoghaib) at
the Jerash Festival on July
28-29, 2007. Under Maestro Nabil
Azzam, MESTO will be presenting two concerts
and will also feature internationally acclaimed
soloists: Muhammad Omranifar;
Kousosh Zolani and
MESTO congratulates Ms.
Lubna Alfarr the newly appointed general
director of the Jerash Festival in Jordan. Mabruk
for this important and creative position.
Maestro Azzam in Cairo and Nazareth Jan. 2007
photos and details of the trip on "NEWS"
Maestro Azzam presents the MESTO
Recognition Award to Professor
Ratiba El-Hifney for her scholarly dedication
and professional support of traditional Arabic Music.
A truly unique personality.
At the Cairo Opera House (L-R)
Mr. Rauf Sharbini; Dr. Muhammad Hamdy; Dr. Abdel
Moniem Kamel, Dr. Nabil Azzam and composer Gamal
Rehearsing the new song "Amman"
with star singer DALAL at the Azzam house in Nazareth
photos and details of the trip on "NEWS"
Jerash in Hollywood
05 , 2006
Raymond Jallow, Co-chair addresses the audience
of Jordan, Ayoub-Ambassador of Lebanon, Wehbe-Ambassador
of Egypt Salahuddin with spouses
Singer Zahra premieres "Amman" Lyrics
of Henri Zoghaib, music by N. Azzam
Nabil Azzam and MESTO gave a wonderful performance:
Lilit Khojayan is featured in Armanian composition
for Qanun and orchestra (standing in back)
Kourosh Zolani performs
his composition "Shabnam" for Santour
tar, captured the audience with his "Sanada
Ghalmaz" from Azerbaijan
Omranifar performs Sanada Ghalmaz---GET LIT, Jordanian
Rap Group on Fire!
Mussa Nasser stunned the audience with Jordanian
tunes on bagpipe---GET LIT couple
LIT sings Hizzy... and Lou Skoby performs Zorba
which brought joy to the audience
Zolani performs his "Shabnam" on Santur
and Anna-Suzette was the audience sweetheart
to Say Goodbye" Anna-Suzette and Zahra enchants
the audience with "Fi Yum wi-Laila"and
"Bhibbak Ya Libnan"
here to know more about our successfully concert
To our friends:
MESTO is preparing for a GRAND
CONCERT that echoes in music and through music a
sincere message of love. MESTO will host world-class