Orchestral music specially for "Expo Dubai" at the "Sultanate" pavilion

Expo... Oman tells a "legend" in tune

  • The orchestral piece is called “The Legend of Wadi Hojar”.

    Emirates today


A global musical journey in an Omani spirit, which can be enjoyed today at the Sultanate’s pavilion theater in the “mobility” area of ​​“Expo 2020 Dubai”, led by musicians from the brotherly country, specifically for the international exhibition, by composing an orchestral piece inspired by the elements of the ancient frankincense tree, and its historical connection to man and the Omani heritage which constitute some of the most important pillars of their identity.

The elements of the new orchestral piece, which bears the name “The Legend of Wadi Hojar”, ​​were written in Amman, to tell with music and melody the story of the land and the people, whose authors mixed it with the language of culture and art, to devote a new and inspiring creative experience in the Amman pavilion, which tells through a number of visual and reading experiences. The success story of the Sultanate is heard to the world, through the experience of transporting the visitor on a fun and educational journey that spans three different eras, namely, the past, the present, and the future that the Sultanate aspires to.

Ziyad Al-Harbi, the author of the new musical work, presenting the piece to the guest audience, said: “From the inspiration of the ancient frankincense tree, which extends between the east and west of the earth, we were inspired by this musical work, and we present to your ears the orchestral piece (The Legend of Wadi Hojar), written by Ziyad Al-Harbi and produced by Nibras Al-Malani.” .

The Sultanate’s pavilion is full of interactive experiences designed to introduce the history, culture, and geography of this country, and its cultural heritage stretching over time. With a distinctive modern style inspired by this natural icon of the Sultanate, the pavilion was divided to simulate its life cycle, through its five sections corresponding to the three titles and themes of Expo 2020 Dubai: Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

• 5 sections in the pavilion inspired by the natural icon of Oman.

Ziyad Al-Harbi:

• “From the inspiration of the ancient frankincense tree, which stretches between the east and west of the earth, we were inspired by this musical work.”

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