The first Al-Quds College of Music Autumn Academy will take place from October 2nd – 10th 2012 offering master classes and concerts for classical western European and classical oriental music. The results will be presented in public master classes and concerts. Furthermore the Academy will present an International Artist Panel, exhibitions of visual art as well as a new edition of poems by Indian poet Meena Alexander.
One of the highlights will be the world premiere of the winning submission of the first Al Quds Composition Award on October 7th at the Hind Al Husseini College Theatre Hall in East Jerusalem.
Supported by the German Representative Office in Rammallah this new award aims to encourage the creation of high quality chamber music works which include elements of Arabic music combined with human voice. The performance will be staged by Anke Rauthman, director of Berlin International Opera.