To pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of Omani women and their vital efforts towards community development and nation-building, in particular their achievements in music, art, and culture, Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will once again host their Omani Women’s Day Celebration.
The e 2019 programme for this occasion features music by the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (ROSO) Ladies Chamber Ensemble, as well as the Tunisian Almas Women’s Ensemble, and the Douzan Music Ensemble composed of female graduates from Sultan Qaboos University.
ROSO’s Ladies Chamber Ensemble is renowned on a national scale for their artistic independence and high level of achievement of Omani women in the performing arts. With violins, violas, cellos, double bass and harp, the Ensemble is known for their exceptionally melodic compositions.
Since 1989, only two years after its inception, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra has included women across all sections of its company.
Appearing as the evening’s special guest will be world-famous Moroccan-Egyptian singer, Samira Said who will also perform a solo concert at ROHM on Friday, October 18.
Noted for the tonal beauty of her voice, Samira has received more than forty awards, prominent among which are ‘Best Video in the Arab World’ at the 2001 Cairo Arab Music Festival for her hit song, Lilah Habeebee, (One Night, My Love); the BBC Award for World Music; and, Best Artist in the Middle East for her album, Youm Wara Youm.
The Omani Women’s Day Celebration will be held at ROHM on Thursday October 17 at 7:00 pm.