Released on: November 22, 2011, 4:00 am
Author: The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait recently hosted the third Concert of Hope. This beautiful musical black tie event under the patronage of H.E. The British Ambassador Mr. Frank Baker O.B.E. was in association with The Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia.
Held in the Al Hashemi Ballroom at the hotel, the evening of musical delight featured opera singing sensation from 'Arabs Got Talent', Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed as well as a variety of other musical talent.
The recent winner of 'Arabs Got Talent', Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed is known to hold his audiences spellbound as he sings a varied repertoire of western, Italian operatic and Kuwaiti numbers. The Diary of Hope 2012 concert will be Abdulrahman's first charity performance.
"I've participated in concerts in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Morocco and elsewhere. In Kuwait I participated in a musical concert in the 360 Mall, which was a tremendous success. I received great feedback from the public even though I was afraid that people here would not like operatic music. For the charity concert I will sing two or more international operatic pieces," he told one of the local newspapers.
Abdulrahman was also a guest of honor at the press conference for the Hope Foundation launch, chaired by Dr Sabriya Al-Saleh. Also in attendance were figures from Arabic and English media, Hope Foundation committee members and Abdulrahman's fellow performers.
"The evening will also include some operatic and Arabic songs presented by Abdulrahman Al-Mahmeed and other local and international musicians will present a beautiful repertoire of music. It will also include solo performances, including on the piano," noted Dr Al-Saleh during the conference.
Ambassador Baker said that the event is not all about music but also about charity, about giving and about the Diary of Hope, something that was started eight years ago. "The Diary of Hope 2012 is on sale for KD 5 and I hope you will be able to buy one or many more of those so the money will go to a good cause," he added.
All proceeds went to Kuwait and International charities, including BAACH Bayt Abdullah's children Hospice for terminally ill children. Donations were gratefully received by the registered charity The Hope Foundation.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait has been working closely with the Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia and various classical music concerts take place at its Al Hashemi Ballroom through out a year. It was the third time the Concert of Hope took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait city. It was attended by 400 people and was a great success.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries, including hotels in Kuwait offering many options for accommodation in Kuwait and meeting rooms in Kuwait.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Odile De Groot
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait
PO Box 26199
+965 2567 3235