London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexandre Bloch travel to Kuwait this week to perform at the country’s finest new arts venue – Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre – with two varied programmes including Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.
This tour will be the first visit to the country by a major Symphony Orchestra – Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra said:
“I am so pleased that the LSO is to become the first orchestra to visit Kuwait to perform in the wonderful new cultural centre. Always intrepid in its touring activities, the LSO has often crossed boundaries and new ground to increase the reach of its music-making, so it is exciting to perform for a completely new audience in Kuwait. I’d like to thank the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre for inviting us to be the first orchestra to perform there and His Excellency, Michael Davenport, the British Ambassador to Kuwait for his much-valued help with this project.”
Chief Executive, Donagh Collins adds:
“Askonas Holt is honoured to partner with the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre in the development of an international artistic programme. We are delighted to be touring the London Symphony Orchestra to Kuwait, for what should be two fantastic performances by one of the world’s greatest orchestras.”