Acclaimed film composer and pianist Omar Khairat will be returning to Saudi Arabia’s AlUla for the third time to play on January 14th, 2022, as part of ‘Winter at Tantora', the first re-imagined culture and arts festival in Saudi Arabia.
Tickets are already sold out of the event, but the concert will be broadcast live and free on YouTube (@mbc1) and AlUla Moments YouTube pages (@AlUlaMoments). Omar Khairat -- considered one of the most successful and influential Egyptian composers of all time -- will join several high-profile musicians taking part in the AlUla Moments festival.
One of his best-known film scores is the musical composition for the 1979 film The Night of Fatima's Arrest, which became a major hit and is still popular today. Since then, he has had a hand in the musical compositions of many other films including Om Ahmed's Case, The Sixth Day and Executing the Dead.
He has also composed for television, theatre, and Egyptian ballets, adding his signature style that bridges both Egyptian and Western music. This is a style that blends many influences such as Egyptian and African traditional music, jazz, pop, and blues.
Music fans will also be able to listen to the world’s most celebrated tenor Andrea Bocelli, a week after Khairat’s concert. while also making appearances at AlUla Moments concert series are Lebanese soprano and actor Magida El Roumi and popular Saudi experimental artist and composer Abdulrahman Mohammed.
The musical concerts will be performed at Maraya, the unique art structure famous for being the largest mirrored building in the world, with 9740 mirrored panels.
'Winter at Tantora', which runs from December 21 to February 12, is the Kingdom’s first-ever music and culture festival that has drawn both international and local visitors. During 'Winter at Tantora', visitors will be able to witness sporting equestrian events, culture, heritage, and wellness events.