Co-headlined by Lebanese composer Elias Rahbani with his 52 member orchestra and featuring famous Rania Al Haj, a passionate performer in the Lyrics Theater, Johnny Aouad, an Italian opera singer, Bassima, a Lebanese pop star, and Gilbert Jalkh, a famous star in Al Rahbani plays, and finally a special appearance of Ghassan Rahbani, a Lebanese singer, musician, composer, producer, actor and TV presenter. Elias Rahbani presented many of his songs at the concert, including a new song which was exclusive for Dubai titled “You are my love, Dubai.”
A family member of the coveted Rahbani’s, Elias Rahbani is a Lebanese composer, arranger, lyricist, conductor and producer. Elias Rahbani is one of the three Rahbani brothers and is probably the most prolific in terms of recordings. The musical adviser and chief of occidental music for Radio Lebanon, from 1962 until 1970, Rahbani produced numerous recordings for the Philips, Parlophone, Polydor, Decca, Capitol, and S.L.D. labels.
Elias Rahbani has composed over 800 pieces, not including musical scores for film and theater. He has also composed ballet music, classical pieces for piano, and soundtracks of over 25 films. Elias has received many accolades in his career span of over 5 decades.
Dr. Abir Al Jundi, Founder and CEO of GBD,the organizer of the event, expressed her excitement and said: “It is with great pride to present Mr. Elias Rahbani to all the fans in the UAE who anticipated this concert. It’s wonderful to arrange such an exciting event especially that it has been a personal dream of mine to see an organization like this bring such an event to Dubai.”
Elias Rahbani in a message to his fans in the UAE said: “The concert was a night to remember in the Dubai World Trade Center. I was thrilled to be performing in the UAE for the first time, and it will definitely not be the last; especially in the context of such an adrenaline packed event with many famous stars.”