2015/05/21

St John's Episcopal: Ayman Fanous Solo


Date: May 22, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Place: St. John's Episcopal Church, 5649 Mount Gilead RD, Centreville VA 20120 (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to public

Washington's own Ayman Fanous returns to the stage with a solo performance on Spanish guitar and Mediterranean bouzouki.

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Sponsors: St. John's Episcopal Church

2015/05/02

Falls Church Episcopal: Alash Ensemble

Date: May 2, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Place: Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax ST, Falls Church VA 22046 (directions)
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students and seniors, available online

Alash Ensemble returns to the Washington, DC, area with their members -- the current generation's greatest Tuvan throat-singing vocalists and musicians.

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Sponsors: Stone Room Concerts

2015/03/29

Back Alley Theater: Parkins Fanous Surak


Date: April 10, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 08:00 P.M.
Place: Back Alley Theater, 5501 Colorado Ave NW, Washington DC 20011 (directions)
Tickets: $10at door

Come by 7:30 PM for a night of inspiration, in which three master improvising musician-composers will entertain:

Andrea Parkins: New York-based composer, sound/installation artist and electro-multi-instrumentalist; instruments include electronically-processed accordion, laptop electronics, and amplified objects

Ayman Fanous: Washington-based composer and improvisation musician; instruments include Spanish guitar and bouzouki

Jeff Surak: Washington-based composer and musician; instruments numerous electro-acoustic instruments and tape/cd/vinyl manipulations

(Parkins and Fanous first performed together as part of Fanous' residency at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn in 2014.)

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2015/03/11

Millennium Stage: Hanna Khoury and Nathalie Handal


Date: March 12, 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis -- or watch live

Violinist Hanna Khoury with poet Nathalie Handal will explore Arab influences on Iberia's arts and culture over the centuries.

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2015/03/10

Kennedy Center: Post-Classical Ensemble's Iberian Mystics 2


Date: March 11, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (directions)
Tickets: $30 general, online

[This is the second night's performance]

Washington's own PostClassical Ensemble brings back "Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths" after a decade hiatus, this time to the Kennedy Center.

This performance features the inspirational confluence of Islamic, Catholic, and Jewish influences prior to the Reconquest (1492) as a distinctive feature of Iberian culture, culminating in Flamenco.

This is the second of two nights of performance.

Program:
  • Traditional flamenco song and dance
  • Works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Manuel de Falla, and Joaquin Nin-Culmell
  • Sephardic melodies
  • Music of Al Andalus
Performers: Social Media: Facebook event

Sponsors: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Millennium Stage: Al Andalusyun


Date: March 11, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis -- or watch live As part of its month-long Iberian Suite festival, the Kennedy Center presents Al Andalusyun, an Andalusian ensemble, featuring Hadi Eldebek on 'oud. Al Andalusyun brings to life the poetry and music of Andalusia. Performers: Video:

Kennedy Center: PostClassical Ensemble's Iberian Mystics 1


Date: March 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (directions)
Tickets: $30 general, online

[For details about the second night's performance, please click here]

Washington's own PostClassical Ensemble brings back "Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths" after a decade hiatus, this time to the Kennedy Center.

This performance features the inspirational confluence of Islamic, Catholic, and Jewish influences prior to the Reconquest (1492) as a distinctive feature of Iberian culture, culminating in Flamenco.

This is the first of two nights of performance.

Program:
  • Traditional flamenco song and dance
  • Works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Manuel de Falla, and Joaquin Nin-Culmell
  • Sephardic melodies
  • Music of Al Andalus
Performers: Social Media: Facebook event

Sponsors: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts