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Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening.For more than two hours, the spectators witnessed a night of outstanding instrumental solos, performed alongside mass choral and solo voice performances and orchestral compositions. The concert began with a brief piece performed by Khalife's accompanists – the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Harout Fazlian, Al-Mayadine Ensemble and the choirs of Notre Dame and Antonine Universities. The energetic Fazlian hypnotized the audience with his conducting prowess, his movement oscillating slow to fast as though he controlled the tempo as much as the orchestra and choirs' scores. While playing, Khalife kept his eyes shut most of the time, suggesting the intensity with which he feels the music he pulls from his instrument.Later in the concert, Rami and Bachar Khalife collaborated with Labro in a remarkable trio number.The combination of Khalife's oud, orchestra, chorus and instrumental and vocal soloists was welcomed with great enthusiasm.
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