Baroque, classical music performances to be held at Pakistan’s leading hotels


ISLAMABAD: Hashoo Group, owner of the Pearl Continental and Marriott hotels in Pakistan will be hosting Stradivaria, a five-ensemble violin performance in four cities of Pakistan in the coming week.

The musical tour starting in Islamabad this weekend, going on to Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi will welcome classical music lovers.

Under the direction of Daniel Cuiller, leader and violinist of international renown, Stradivaria, specialising in 17th and 18th century baroque and classical music will be first of its kind performance in Pakistan. Hashoo Group, aiming to boost art and culture, hosted a similar Cuban and Australian festival in Pakistan last year.

This time it is a classic European music project which has a historical element to it as well. Earlier this year, the ministers of foreign affairs of France and Germany made an agreement aiming at boosting bilateral cooperation in the third-world countries. With the completion of a centennial of the end of World War I, this aims to strengthen their bilateral ties even more so in South Asia.

The ensemble performance will range from Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (1683-1764), Ludwig Van Beethoven German composer (1770-1827), to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (1756-1791).

“Music is a language that transcends borders and has the power to unite people in common experience. We are happy to host these world-class musicians for their first visit to Pakistan, and we are particularly delighted to bring this performance to Peshawar.   Hashoo Group has long been a patron of the arts and we look forward to hosting many more events like this in the future,” said Hashoo Group’s Chief Sales, Marketing and Revenue Officer Lashley Pulsipher.