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National Arab Orchestra

National Arab Orchestra

Date(s) - 03/19/2022
8:00 pm

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Hill Auditorium


$12.60 - $37.80 USD
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National Arab Orchestra

Founded a decade ago by Detroit-born conductor Michael Ibrahim, who was born into a Syrian immigrant family and began playing the oud at age 10, the National Arab Orchestra is dedicated to preserving and performing classical and contemporary traditions of Arab music.

The National Arab Orchestra’s Hill Auditorium debut, scheduled for March 2021, was converted to a digital presentation paying tribute to the great Egyptian singers Asmahan and Umm Kulthum, and we’re thrilled that we were able to reschedule this concert for UMS’s 2021/22 season. Lebanese singer Abeer Nehme joins the ensemble, performing diverse repertoires ranging from liturgical to traditional Middle Eastern and contemporary music. A recognized performer across Lebanon, the Arab World, Greece, and Syria, Nehme is also a musicologist who travels around the globe searching for the roots of folk and ethnic music by observing and participating in various cultural traditions. This concert will include pieces from the traditional classical canon of Arab music as well as newly arranged original works by contemporary Arab composers.


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