Night Of Classical Bliss At ETISALAT, MUSON Music Festival

Professor Ulf Klausenitzer on the violin, Manami Sano on the piano & Maestro Thomas Kanitz on the Cello

Ayo Bankole Jnr. on the grand piano & MaestroThomas Kanitz on the Cello
Strings and keys brought together classical music lovers at the MUSON Classical Concert on recently when Etisalat Nigeria sponsored the exclusive event, as part of MUSON Music Festival, held at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
                                                              Ebi Atawodi & Brama Shagaya

                            Akintola Williams (OFR), Gboyega Banjo & Mathew Willsher

The 10-day annual Festival, which began on Oct. 17 also lit the Centre with jazz, drama and dance, coinciding with the Centre’s 30th anniversary on Oct. 25th.

Breath-taking performances were delivered by two guest artistes from Germany; Professor Ulf Klausenitzer on the violin and Ms. Manami Sano on the piano, who both performed alongside MUSON Artistic Director, Maestro Thomas Kanitz, on the Cello.

The classical night also featured a selection of African classical works. A star performance by Nigeria’s renowned pianist, Ayo Bankole Jnr., received an ovation for Yoruba folk songs astonishingly rendered from a grand piano. 
 Chief Commercial Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Mathew Willsher, said the telco was proud to support the incredible work being done by the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON).

 He said, At Etisalat, it is a priority for us to support the arts and culture. It is our way of sharing the passion of our subscribers and supporting causes such as this one, which make an impact in the classical music community.”