Damascus - The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra on Monday performed at the Opera Theater at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts, presenting Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 with the participation of Syrian soprano Talar Dekrmanjian.
The performance was composed of two parts, the first featuring works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart including a trumpet concerto, Susanna from the Marriage of Figaro, Pamina from the Magic Flute with Talar Dekrmanjian, and Fiordiligi from Cosi fan tutte.
The second part consisted of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, which marks the first performance of this particular symphony by the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra Missak Baghboudarian told SANA that this performance attempted to encourage Orchestra members to perform solos, which included violin and trumpet solos.
Talar Dekrmanjian, who was born in Aleppo and currently lives in Brussels, was invited to participate during a visit to Syria. Dekrmanjian graduated from the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus and continued her studies in the Netherlands and Belgium. She performed with many renowned orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and the Limburg Symphony Orchestra.
Syrian National Symphony Orchestra was established in 1993. It consists of professors and graduates from the Higher Institute of Music. The Orchestra performed in many festivals around the world including ones in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States.