A first for Saudis: Mozart performed ...

A first for Saudis: Mozart performed publicly and women can attend

There are 2 comments on the MyTELUS story from May 3, 2008, titled A first for Saudis: Mozart performed publicly and women can attend. In it, MyTELUS reports that:

It's probably as revolutionary and groundbreaking as Mozart gets these days. A German-based quartet staged Saudi Arabia's first-ever performance of European classical music in a public venue before a mixed ...

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“I'm Joe Cool”

Since: Dec 07

Wasilla

#1 May 3, 2008
(The following is unabashed sarcasm)…....

I’m shocked; shocked I tell you. men AND women attending a concert of Mozart together……what is this world coming to?

Since: Oct 09

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#2 Jan 21, 2010
Having worked in Saudi (very briefly), this is a big thing indeed ... in a country where bare arms in magazines are considered pornography. I wonder what they played? A piece of "Cosi fan tute" or something from "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" perhaps?:) Or was it some carefully selected chamber music that would be politically correct Saudi-style (= nothing religious, or brothel-related)?

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