Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb, A Soprano and Pianist in Concert
Date(s) - 05/18/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Palestinian-Japanese Opera Singer Mariam Tamari and Pianist Fadi Deeb In Concert at the French Embassy, Washington, DC
With thriving international careers, the Palestinian-Japanese soprano Mariam Tamari and Palestinian pianist Fadi Deeb are two of the most accomplished artists of Palestinian origin in the world of classical music today. Celebrating both their cultural and musical roots, the musicians invite you on a luminous journey of art song, piano, and poetry from Palestine, Japan, France, and Italy–across sea and beyond time.
Selected Repertoire A partial list of songs to be performed:
“Ya Leili” (poetry by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra) by Agnes Bashir
“Two Poems by Mahmoud Darwish” by Mariam Tamari
“A Beautiful Spring” by Hideo Kobayashi
“Summertime” by George Gershwin
Other opera arias and music from Palestine, Japan, France and Italy
Mariam Tamari – soprano
“Palestinian-Japanese soprano Mariam Tamari has passion, immense talent, and a rare, innate musicality that cannot be learned.” Daniel BarenboimSelected one of “World’s Most Influential Arab Women 2017” Arabian BusinessBorn to a Palestinian father and Japanese mother, Mariam Tamari has been making international headlines since touring with the Palestine National Orchestra for their historical debut in 2010. She has performed for King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, as well as three Prime Ministers of Japan. Mariam was guest of honour at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Cairo Opera House, simulcast in several countries, and has performed as soloist with orchestras in concert, oratorio and opera in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the U.S. In 2015, she was the subject of the NHK World documentary film “My Song, My Palestine”, and later, featured in the Aljazeera documentary “Diaspora Symphony”. Selected one of “100 most influential Arab Women” by Arabian Business in 2017, Mariam graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College, USA, where she studied philosophy and music. She has composed songs on poetry by Mahmoud Darwish, and writes the long-running monthly column “Mornings in Palestine” in the foremost Japanese literary journal, Subaru. In 2020, she will tour the UK singing the title role in Madame Butterfly with Opera Up Close. She is based in Paris.
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Dr. Fadi Deeb – piano
Fadi Deeb is part of a promising new generation of Middle Eastern musicians whose enticing interpretations have captivated audiences worldwide. Deeb has appeared in concerts in the Middle East, Europe, Canada, China, and the United States. He delivered his American concerto debut with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. His many scholarships and prizes include the Qattan Foundation Scholarship, the Jerusalem Academy Presidential Prize, Fulbright Grant, and the SPTF Scholarship for Outstanding Pianist at Stony Brook. Doctor Deeb graduated from Stony Brook University earning Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the guidance of Gilbert Kalish.
An optional buffet supper/Ramadan Iftar meal is offered. Please select the appropriate ticket type reflecting your preference. Due to French Embassy security requirements we need the full name of each attendee 72 hours before the event, therefor no registrations will be allowed past the cut-off date/time (May 15, 2:00 PM). Attendees need to show photo ID to access the event venue. Dress code: business.