Nearer to East – Chamber Music from the Arab World
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Avoiding exotic and orientalist clichés, this thoughtful program of contemporary classical music from the Arab world and beyond brings together a collection of passionate, eloquent, and bold works reflecting the past yet speaking in the idioms of the present.
Composers represented in this performance include: Karim Al-Zand, Kinan Azmeh, Halim El-Dabh, Bushra El-Turk, Mohammed Fairouz, Zaid Jabri, and Kareem Roustom.
Christine Moore, soprano – Kathleen Tagg, piano –
Laura Falzon, flute – Rupert Boyd, guitar –
Kevork Mourad, visual artist
LUNATICS AT LARGE
Jen Berman, Viola
Hamilton Berry (guest) Cello
Jonathan Engle, Flute
Arthur Moeller, Violin
Ben Ringer, Clarinet