Arab Music Ensemble
Featuring diverse programs of classic and contemporary music and dance, the Arab Music Ensemble will give three main contrasting shows during the concert season. While focusing on the Eastern Mediterranean, the programs will also feature selections from historically interconnected cultures of the larger region.
The instrumental and vocal repertoire will include a variety of composed and improvisational genres that stem from the Middle Ages to the present. These represent some of the oldest continuously performed art-music genres in the world and some of the most popular songs in the region.
Critically acclaimed guest artists will join the students in the ensemble, bringing their professional skill and virtuosity to the performances and to the educational experience. A troupe of beautifully costumed dancers will also join the musicians to put a variety of selections into exciting and graceful motion.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center
Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)
Saturday, May 27, 2017
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre
Tickets ($14 general, $9 students)