UNWTO, Abu-Ghazaleh and JOrchestra Present PETRA Concert at World Tourism Organization’s Regional Conference

09-Jan-2017

UNWTO, Abu-Ghazaleh and JOrchestra Present PETRA Concert at World Tourism Organization’s Regional Conference
PETRA – Upon the directives of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, the Jordan National Orchestra Association (JOrchestra) ensemble and the Luca Aquino’s Italian trio performed the music of PETRA album on the occasion of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Conference held in the rock-carved rose-red city of Petra. 
 
The event was held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Jordan, HE Mr. Hani Mulki and in the presence of HRH Princess Dana Firas, in addition to the distinguished participation of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, HE Ms. Lina Annab, Secretary-General of UNWTO, Mr. Taleb Rifai and the Managing Director of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Mr. Mattia Romani. 
 
HE Ms. Annab, introduced the concert held at the archeological site of Little Petra to the international audience with a special gratitude to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh saying: "I want to say few words about this concert, there is one person who is not sitting with us today due to his traveling schedule; this person is  Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, who embodies what a passionate citizen should be. Today’s concert is a good example about his passion.
 
She added: "   when we decided to have this conference here, Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh immediately proposed to have the PETRA concert on this occasion. The Jordanian National Orchestra and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization organized this event today and I would really like to thank their team for making this concert a reality”.
 
The PETRA music project event was part of a broad project that aims to promote Petra as a safe and incomparable charming touristic destination to support tourism in Jordan internationally, within the framework of the UNESCO global campaign #Unite4Heritage. The unique site inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985 hosted the performance of the eight musicians of PETRA project, for an unforgettable concert. The PETRA album music is gaining the enthusiastic response of the European musical critics, especially in Italy and France.
 
The album is available on iTunes for download, and its proceeds go to support the Petra’s local community and the Non-profit Jordanian National Orchestra Association.