The MUSON - Musical Society of Nigeria


Date: Tuesday 25th October to Sunday 6th November 2011

MUSON FESTIVAL

The idea of organizing a regular MUSON Festival grew out of a "Mini Festival", the name given to three consecutive nights of varied concerts at the MUSON Centre, by visiting artistes from the Bolshoi Theartre of Moscow in January 1996. The success of that " mini Festival" led to the birth of the "First MUSON Festival" of Drama, Art and Dance in February 1997.
Its objectives were to:
* Serve as a platform for broadening the appeal of MUSON to the larger Nigerian Society;
* Further the society's core objective of promoting the performance and enjoyment of serious music; and
Promote the arts in general towards the ultimate goals of:
* Enhancing the cultural development of the Nigerian people and society;
* Promoting inter-cultural relations with other nationalities and
* Broadening the cultural appeal of the Nigerian society to the international community.

2011 MUSON FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

MUSON DAY CONCERT
Date: October 25th 2011
Time: 6.00pm
The Concert will feature, Thomas Kanitz cello and Ayo Bankole jnr, piano.
The event is strictly by invitation.
To request for an invitation please email:
info@m-u-s-o-n.com, ticket@m-u-s-o-n.com
Tel - 234-1-740 1330, 234-1-740 1329.

YOUTH TALENT CONCERT AND AWARDS
Date: October 27th 2011
Time: 2.00pm
The event is a solo competition for the youth from the age of 14 to 27 years. 6 finalists have been shortlisted. 3 vocalists and 3 instrumentalists. The event will take place at Shell Nigeria Hall and it is free.

HI-LIFE NITE
Date: October 29th 2011
Time: 6.00pm
Hi-life Nite featuring Sir Victor Uwaifo and Dr. Victor Olaiya. The evening will consist of dinner and dance. Two Victors, no vanquish.
Entrance
N15,000.00 per person
N24,000 per couple
N80,000 table for 8.

CLASSICAL CONCERT
Date: October 30 2011
Time: 6.00pm
Classical Concert featuring Thomas Kanitz, Cello, The MUSON Symphony Orchestra and Babatunde Sosan, Piano
Entrance:
N2,500 Adults
N500 Student.

MY KIND OF MUSIC
Date: November 3rd 2011
Time: 6.00pm
An evening showcasing an interesting mix of men and women who are accomplished in their various endeavours sharing their most favourite music and reminisce on memoires behind their choices with a live audience.
This year's programme will feature:
Very Rev. Akinpelu Johnson, Ms. Arunma Oteh, Miss Stella Damasus, Mr. Disun Holloway
The event is strictly by invitation.
To request for an invitation please email:
info@m-u-s-o-n.com, ticket@m-u-s-o-n.com
Tel - 234-1-740 1330, 234-1-740 1329.

DRAMA
Date: November 5th 2011
Chinua Achebe's stage play When the Arrow Rebounds adapted by Emeka Nwabueze will be performed on MUSON stage in two shows matinee, and evening.
Matinee is at 3.00pm. Entrance: Students: N750, Adults N1,500.
Evening show is at 6.00pm. Entrance: N2,000 Adults.

TOTAL CHORAL CONCERT
Date: November 6th 2011
The MUSON Festival Choir would present an opera titled The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan