Next Concerts

SEPO

⚫ 17 March 2017, 20:00 @ Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
Salam Syria Festival
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO) with musicians from Hamburg
Conductor: Michael Boder
This concert is supported by Abu Dhabi Festival

⚫ 21 March 2017, 20:30 @ BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Klara Festival
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO) with the National Orchestra of Belgium (NOB)
Conductors: Ghassan Alaboud and Ivan Meylemans
This concert is supported by Abu Dhabi Festival

⚫ 8 April 2017, 20:30 @ Megaron, Athens, Greece
Henryk Górecki's Symphony No.3, Op 36 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO) with the Athens State Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Raiskin

⚫ 6 May 2017, 18:00 @ Verdo, Hitzacker, Germany
The Dead Cities / Die toten Städte
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO) with the Lüneburger Symphoniker
Conductor: Nuri El Ruheibany

⚫ 3 October 2017 @ Berlin, Germany - Detials TBA
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)

⚫ 2 November 2017 @ St. Johannis Kirche, Lüneburg, Germany
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)
Conductor: Nuri El Ruheibany

⚫ 3 November 2017 @ Kurhaus, Bad Bevensen, Germany
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)
Conductor: Nuri El Ruheibany

⚫ 4 November 2017 @ VERDO, Hitzacker, Germany
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)
Conductor: Nuri El Ruheibany

Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)

The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO) is the first Symphony Orchestra for the Syrian professional and academic musicians who live in European Union countries and diaspora as a ''Syrian Exile Orchestra''. Founded in September 2015 in Germany, trying the best to collect the Syrian musicians together whatever ideological differences to trying save the Syrian music faced with the big cultural and civilizational destruction in Syria now, this is what we can do at this phase, unite our efforts to make a great music and something beautiful in this life.

SEPO performs the symphonic works by the Syrian composers beside the classical music, SEPO is also interested to perform the Syrian, Arabic, oriental heritage music in symphonic forms along with the contemporary music.

SEPO includes all the orchestral instruments: string, woodwind, brass and percussion. In addition to the Syrian oriental traditional instruments sometimes. The SEPO members are about 70 musicians.

The founder of SEPO is the Syrian musician ''Raed Jazbeh'', he lives in Germany since 2013.

Concerts of SEPO were in Berlin, Bremen, Hitzacker (Germany), Bern (Switzerland), and soon in Sweden. It's worth to mention that the Damascus String Quintet of SEPO represented it in several of international forums, political, economic, cultural events and conferences in Berlin, Hannover, Essen, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Koblenz, Hamburg and Brussels (Belgium). most notably: Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), Sankt Goar International Music Festival, 5th European History Forum and European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Emerged from SEPO two music groups: ''Chamber Ensemble'' & ''Damascus String Quintet'' which represent SEPO.

Damascus String Quintet of SEPO

Damascus String Quintet (DSQ) of SEPO is the first Syrian string quintet, their members from SEPO (Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra). Founded in 2015 in Berlin. DSQ performs works by Syrian composers beside the classical music. DSQ is also interested to perform the Syrian, Arabic, oriental heritage music along with the contemporary music.

DSQ of SEPO is 5 musicians: 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, double-bass. sometimes with soloist.

DSQ of SEPO performed and represented SEPO by their music and concerts in several of international forums, political, economic, cultural events and conferences in Berlin, Hannover, Essen, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Koblenz, Hamburg and Brussels (Belgium). most notably:

⚫ The congress ''Deutschen Arbeitgebertag'' Berlin.
⚫ The campaign ''Niedersachsen packt an'' Hannover.
⚫ Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), the European premiere of "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble" by Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville.
⚫ The international conference ''Partners for Change'' Berlin.
⚫ The annual conference, The award ceremony, Competition "My Good Example" Berlin.
⚫ Promote the integration of highly qualified immigrants, Essen.
⚫ Sankt Goar International Music Festival, Wiesbaden, Mainz and Koblenz.
⚫ 5TH European History Forum, Berlin.
⚫ Culture Beyond Borders, Oldenburg.
⚫ European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels, Belgium.

Next tour of DSQ is in July in Germany.

Contact Us

Raed Jazbeh
Founder and Artistic Director
Email: raed.jazbeh@sepo-philharmonic.com

Falko Hönisch
Executive Director
Email: falko.hoenisch@sepo-philharmonic.com

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