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School Performances


Welcome to Season 2018-2019 School Performances

School Performances are free-ticketed events.

Public Schools are coordinated by the Ministry of Education’s Muscat Directorate of Education, Department of Activities, whereas Private Schools can book a performance, by contacting the Education and Outreach Department.

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For further information please contact us at education@rohmuscat.org.om



WOODWIND PRESENTATION

OCTOBER 21 SUNDAY

9:00 am (Arabic) and 11:00 am (English)

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Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon: these are fascinating instruments in which sound is produced by blowing wind and splitting the air stream on a sharp edge called a ‘reed’. Unforgettable themes and melodies from opera and symphonies are assigned to solo woodwinds, as the real heroes in an orchestra. The presentation will explore the family of woodwinds expertly played by talented young artists from the Papageno Wind Quintet. Through interesting anecdotes and evocative pieces of music, dynamic actors on stage will illustrate the distinctive sound of woodwinds and explain their role in music. This entertaining and educational presentation will enhance the participants’ enjoyment of future concerts at ROHM.

CARLO COLLA PUPPET THEATRE

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY BY PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

DECEMBER 5 WEDNESDAY 6 THURSDAY

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Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & Figli is an Italian family devoted to puppetry since the nineteenth century. Music, spoken dialogues and dance are forged in a magical and poetic show for all ages. The powerful wooden puppets come to life in this special interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, which enacts the tale of a beautiful princess, a sleep enchantment and a brave and handsome prince. It is set in an ideal place where time and space do not exist, where good triumphs over evil, harmony over chaos, and where adults and children can learn from and enjoy a universal story.

The show will be preceded by educational workshops on the old tradition of puppet-building and on Tchaikovsky’s music and ballet. Teachers’ workshops and school visits.



LA SCALA DI SETA

MARCH 7 THURSDAY 8 FRIDAY

7:30 PM

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ROHM’s educational project on Rossini’s farsa comica continues with the collaboration of the Rossini Opera Festival. Rossini’s farse are fresh, intimate; always including a pair of lovers and two comic parts. The style calls for visual comedy improvised by the singers in which acting and comic talent are very important in addition to singing skills. Rossini’s La Scala di Seta weaves a burlesque story of a secret husband climbing up into his wife’s chamber on a silken ladder. This colourful and exuberant production was staged by Damiano Michieletto, “one of the truly new voices in stage direction today”.

The performances will be preceded by an educational workshop addressed to secondary schools and colleges on comic theatre and on how to build up comic effects in music, and on Rossini’s music theatre.



PAGAGNINI

APRIL 7 SUNDAY

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PAGAGNINI is an innovative, non-text musical show that brings to life some of the world’s most treasured music in the key of comedy. Four great musicians not only perform some of the greatest compositions of Mozart, Pachelbel, Chopin, Boccherini, De Falla, Sarasate and, of course, Paganini, but also involve popular genres such as rock or folk. The musicians play, dance, jump, laugh, cry, and interact with the audience, making show an original comedy. Paganini’s own genius, his complex music and amazing talent inspired the creation and inflame the spirit of this unforgettable show.

Prior to the performance, schools will be provided with educational packs.


AL HAMAMA AL MUTAWWAQA

THE RING-DOVE STORY - KALILA AND DIMNA

MUSIC BY HRANT MINAS KESHISHIAN

APRIL 14 SUNDAY

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The ancient Indian book of fables, Kalila and Dimna, translated in Arabic around 750 AD by Abdullah Ibn Al Muqafaa, has travelled across the centuries and influenced the world’s literature, teaching the wise conduct of life, with its extravagant fascination and colourful imagery. In The Ring-Dove, animals with human virtues and vices teach us the importance of friendship and cooperation: how a crow, a flock of doves and their Queen, a rat, a tortoise, and a gazelle are able to support and protect each other from external threats. This exciting new ballet-musical by renowned Armenian-Egyptian artist, Hrant Minas Keshishian will feature many actors and dancers on stage in a lively and visual staging, ending in a joyous Dance of Friendship.

Prior to the performance, schools will be provided with educational packs.