By light of full moon, World Youth Chamber Orchestra performs ‘Le Due Lune, The Two Moons’ at Expo

DUBAI, 18 November 2021 – With their primary objective to “Build Something Beautiful”, members of the World Youth Chamber Orchestra pulled off a masterstroke under the full moon at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre this evening (18 November) at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Le Due Lune, The Two Moons is an Italian performance based on Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights), the celebrated collection of Middle Eastern folk tales.

 Damiano Giuranna, author, music director, founder of the World Youth Orchestra Foundation and conductor of the show, who created the original music score especially for the orchestra’s Expo 2020 performance, used inspiration from popular ancient Arabic music and combined it with Italian traditions.

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DUBAI, 18 November 2021. Le Due Lune, The Two Moons from Italy perform at Dubai Millennium Ampthitheatre, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Expo 2020 Dubai)

Damiano Giuranna said: “We need to take care to listen, not only to watch something, but to listen to it, so this piece is all about the beauty in the listening. Listening to the music from the Mediterranean Basin – our music, our family – and bringing it together with Arabic and Italian languages to celebrate both our differences and our similarities. By really listening, you get the feeling that we are one big family.”

Dedicated to the development of gifted young artists and built on the ideals of peace and brotherhood, the World Youth Chamber Orchestra, in collaboration with the United Nation Agencies and the European Union, encompasses more than 1,400 students from 54 different countries to foster a greater common understanding across the globe through the unifying power of music.