Fête de la Musique is an annual global celebration of music, organised in France by the Ministry of Culture and in more than 1,000 cities around the world by Alliance Françaises. It’s a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops. Dubai doesn’t get that, but it does have two performances by the Dubai Wind Band. In its 30 or so years DWB has seen a distinguished line of conductors, and currently there are two baton-meisters: Adel Sahnoun (a distinguished flautist) and Melvin Rioveros (a former principal horn player with the Manilla Philharmonic Orchestra).
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