Only one year after their triumphant debut at Manama Cultural Hall, the Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin returned to the Kingdom of Bahrain upon initiative of H.E. Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa performing at Bahrain National Theater on 26 November. Representing the essence of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the orchestra includes their most skilled musicians. The audience was enthralled with Mozart’s famous Violin Concerto in A-major KV 219, his Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, KV 16 as well as a jewel of Russian Romanticism, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for strings in C-major, op. 48. Thundering applause greeted the musicians, culminating in standing ovations after several encores.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) President, H.E. Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, as well as BACA Head of Events, Sama Mattar, but also the high-spirited audience. Furthermore, we would like to thank all musicians as well as the orchestra administration for their great co-operation.