Le Comité du Festival International de Baalbeck est heureux d’annoncer la programmation du concert “Ilik Ya Baalbak” (A toi Baalbeck) à l’Institut du Monde Arabe à Paris, le vendredi 27 octobre, à 20h.
Un vibrant hommage à Baalbeck , sa ville, ses temples, son festival, initié par le Festival de Baalbeck, suite à sa délocalisation pour une saison en 2014, puis son retour à Baalbeck en 2015. Ce concert, conçu et mis en scène par Nabil el Azan, est fondé sur des poèmes d’Adonis, Etel Adnan, Talal Haydar, Issa Makhlouf, Wajdi Mouawad et Salah Stétié, et des compositions musicales signées Bechara El Khoury, Naji Hakim, Zad Moultaka, Ghadi Rahbani et Gabriel Yared. En 2015, Il a été accueilli par le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence puis présenté sur les marches du temple de Bacchus en version orchestrale.
A l’IMA, les musiques et chants seront portés par le piano de Simon Graichy, le bouzouk de Elie Maalouf, les percussions de Yousef Zayed, la voix de Fadia Tomb el Hage, et les textes déclamés par Gabriel Yammine, Coraly Zahonero et Bruno Raffaelli. Le tout sera accompagné d’un film vidéo de Ali Cherri puisé aux archives les plus rares du Festival.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Toto concert at the Baalbeck International Festival is canceled.
The concert of the legendary rock band Toto that was suppose to take place on Tuesday the 15th of August is unfortunately canceled due to an illness that was passed on several members of the band. Below is the official statement of the band Toto:
“We are saddened to announce that, under doctor’s orders, we will be forced to cancel our show on August 15th in Lebanon. With multiple members of the band having fallen ill, including Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, the doctor has advised that we not perform for the next week while everyone recuperates. We were eager to perform for the Lebanese public, especially at the prestigious and historical site of the Baalbeck Festival. And, while everyone expects a full recovery, we understand that the timing is disappointing for all. We trust that our fans will understand, and we sincerely hope that we will be invited back to perform in Lebanon in the future. Peace & Love, Toto”.
The Baalbeck Festival is sad and sorry for this cancelation, kindly refund your tickets at virgin ticketing all branches.
The Trio Wanderer concert scheduled on July 30 is canceled, one of the musicians could not travel for personal reasons.
Tickets are refunded at Virgin Ticketing Box-Office.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
The announcement of the Baalbeck International Festival’s 2017 program will take place on April 12 at 10 am at the Ministry of Tourism.
After the huge success of the “Red & Black Light” world tour, French-Lebanese Ibrahim Maalouf won the “Victoires de la musique 2017” for best concert. He has also received both the Prix Lumières 2017 and the César 2017 for best film music of the movie “Dans les forêts de Sibérie”. Ibrahim Maalouf returns to the Baalbeck International Festival to perform in a mega concert at the steps of Bacchus temple on Saturday 22nd of July 2017.
CAROLE SAMAHA SINGS ON NOVEMBER 24 IN ABOU DHABI
On the occasion of the Independence day of Lebanon and the National day of the UAE and under the patronage of the Minister of Culture in Abou Dhabi, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Baalbeck International Festival presents a cultural event organized by the Lebanese Business Council, performed by Lebanese artist Carole Samaha that will take place on Thursday November 24 2016, at the Sorbonne University in Abou Dhabi.
This event serves as a cultural message beyond national borders, carrying a cultural and touristic message for Lebanon. We are proud to be part of this initiative by the Embassy of Lebanon in Abu Dhabi and the Lebanese Business Council of Abu Dhabi that will further reinforce cultural exchange and cooperation between the two countries, and which marks the first time that the Baalbeck International Festival is represented in the Arab countries.
In 2016, we celebrated 60 successful years of the Baalbek Festival thanks to the determination of our team, carried by the support of the friends of the Festival. We achieved a program that will be in the annals of the history of the Festival.
The national and international press covered our cultural and touristic activities, praising the importance of cultural resistance and noting the effectiveness of security measures.
Due to popular demand for Jean Michel Jarre’s concert at the Baalbeck International Festival on July 30th, additional tickets at 50,000LL are now available for purchase at Virgin Ticketing.
The countdown for the Baalbeck International Festival’s 60th anniversary events has begun, and the organizing committee felt it is important to make this unique concert accessible to as many fans as possible.
Reminder: offers to buy bundled tickets are available at Virgin Ticketing. Round-trip transportation from Beirut to Baalbeck is provided by Wild Discovery at $10/seat.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Baalbeck International Festival, the journey to the sun begins with a fundraising gala evening with Lebanese artist Ibrahim Maalouf in concert at Casino du Liban.
Concert & dinner tickets are available at Baalbeck Festival Office: +961 1 373 150/2 – +961 03 041006/7 and at Virgin Ticketing Box Office starting April 1st : +961 1 999 666.
Concert starts at 8pm sharp.
A meeting was held by the Baalbeck International Festival’s general assembly on the 17th of December 2015, resulting into by acclamation the election of the following ladies and gentlemen as members of the executive committee:
George Asseily, Joumana Atallah, Joumana Debbane, Nayla de Freige, Rana Hadid, Martha Hraoui, Jean Louis Mainguy, Rafic Meouchy, Bassam Mortada, Nabil Najjar, Elga Trad and Hammad Yaghi.