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The Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra starts its musical season

The Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra (OPM) organizes a series of concerts around the theme of « Religions in Unison » for its 2nd consecutive year. The aim of this 22nd season is to create and innovate from October 11 to 15.

If the first edition of these concerts was devoted last year to the values of tolerance through its musical program, the following is, according to the initiators, marked by the participation of « three artists of three different confessions ». Better yet, the organizers choose to « interpret works by composers from all three Abrahamic religions ».

For example, Hasnae Bennani, a Moroccan soprano, performs Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 while Marc Coppey, a French cellist, offers a cello concerto by Schumann.

The peculiarity of this second edition also lies in the interpretation of the works of « Moroccan composers ». It is, according to the same source, Qaddich of Graciane Finzi, French composer born in Casablanca, and Voix Interdites, Song 1 of Ahmed Essyad. A choice « symbolizing the dialogue between cultures ».

Organized by 80 OPM musicians led by the guest conductor Olivier Holt. The first edition of these concerts, October 2016, were announced the same year at the Institut du monde arabe in Paris and given in Morocco and France in October 2016 and March 2017.