Muscat: Once again, the smoky-eyed Greek-American with flowing hair and magical fingers is set to enthrall music lovers in Muscat. Legendary composer and live performer Yanni, who played to rhapsodic listeners in Oman two years back, is all set to unleash his live musical extravaganza at the magnificent 5000-strong capacity City Amphitheatre, Qurum, on March 21, this year.
World without borders
Under the theme, 'World Without Borders', Yanni, who has performed around the world, including previously to sell out crowds at the Acropolis, Taj Mahal and China's Forbidden City (he was the first western performer to play at the latter two), has managed to capture the hearts of romantics and musical lovers everywhere.
Sold out concerts
Yanni recently played two sold-out concerts at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Unesco heritage site. Yanni's performances at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro represent a 20-year dream come true for the artist. The shows also connect the famed Puerto Rican landmark with other iconic sites that have played host to Yanni's spectacular concerts.
Yanni has brought hundreds of millions of fans and fellow world citizens together through his concerts, with countless experiencing the magic of his music through television broadcasts.
Yanni's contemporary symphonic music has inspired millions of fans around the world. In concert, his passionate, soaring melodies and lush orchestration has always succeeded in creating a spirited and uplifting musical experience like no other.
Yanni's music cut across borders and always manages to woo the musically inclined with its rich musical repertoire; scintillating soundscapes unleashed by exotic instruments and gorgeously treated vocals and his trademark high-tech studio wizardry.
Brought to Oman and organised for the second time by the Black & White magazine (www.blackandwhiteoman.com), this year's show also has a charity initiative behind it. This year, the B&W has teamed up with Dar Al Atta'a to build a school shelter for children in Yiti Village.
Oman on the musical map
"Besides bringing a world class event to Oman, for the second time that is, we also feel that world famous musicians like Yanni can help put Oman on the musical map of the world. Yanni and his team are known to promote the countries they perform in and this was evidenced in the media blitz that he created during his last visit to Oman," Mohamed Issa Al Zadjali, editor in chief of B&W said. "Also, all our events have a charity initiative. This time, we wanted to support Dar Al Ataa'a to build a school (building) in Yiti Village. We sincerely hope our Yanni event will help us in our humble attempt."
Tickets priced at OMR25, OMR50 and OMR100 and VVIP can be booked on 24565697 and 98675976. They will be on sale from March 3, 2013 onwards. More details on www.yanni.com , www.yannioman.com or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org