Report on Al Hurra TV news of the visit of Seattle Baroque to Dubai.


November 2012 marked the first concert in the inaugural classical music season of TheScore, run by TheFridge entrepreneurial agency in Dubai. Musicians from Seattle Baroque led by Ingrid Matthews (baroque violin) and Byron Schenkman (harpsichord) accompanied soprano Clara Rottsolk in an outdoor evening concert at the Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. There was a masterclass the previous day. As there are few harpsichords in the Gulf region, the Ruckers Double flew from Sydney. The events were sponsored by Emirates, and the report of Al Hurra news is believed to be the first appearance of a harpsichord on Arabic television.

Ruckers Double Harpsichord
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