Musical Excursions: SIMON SHAHEEN Solo Oud
Date(s) - 01/31/2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The University of New Orleans – Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
UNO School of the Arts
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Join us for an evening of captivating and exotic Arabic music by oud player Simon Shaheen.
About this Event
Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the ‘oud and violin.
Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process. This unique contribution to the world of arts was recognized in 1994 when Shaheen was honored with the prestigious National Heritage Award at the White House.