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ASO Reunites for an Evening of Classical Music with a Norwegian Flair
27th November 2012
Norwegian violinist Idunn Lohne performs solo with ASO Nov. 21, 2012

November 27, 2012 – Wednesday evening 42 former members of the Amman Symphony Orchestra (ASO) reunited to perform a special concert under the baton of visiting conductor Carl Nilsen of Norway.

The special evening of music entitled, “Sequence of Composers” was organized by the National Music Conservatory (NMC) and the Greater Amman Municipality and featured works by French composer Camille Saint-Saens and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. 

20-year old visiting conductor Carl Nilsen also premiered his own composition – a Symphony in A minor – as part of the concert program. 

The special evening with a Norwegian flair was made possible with funding from the Norwegian Embassy and featured solos by Norwegian violinist Idunn Lohne, who is studying at the NMC, and Norwegian Elvind Hannisdal on trumpet.

While the ASO, which was comprised of around 64 musicians, officially disbanded following their final concert in July due to a lack of funding resources, the NMC is working to create opportunities for former ASO professional musicians to perform in sponsored events with the hope of eventually creating a new, independent orchestra in the future.

The next concert date on the their calendar is Saturday, December 15, 2012 when they will perform at the Al Hussein Cultural Center at 7:30pm in celebration of the EU being awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.  This event, which is free and open to the public, is being made possible through the generosity of the EU Delegation in Amman.

For information about sponsoring the ASO for concert events please contact NMC Administrative Manager Rana Rizkallah at (962) 06 476-7221.

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