Free Sackler: New Sounds from Arab Lands

Date: February 16, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive at 12th St SW, Washington DC 20024, (directions)
Tickets: Free but must be ordered online via TicketMaster

Inspired by Arab tradition, Western classical music, and jazz and led by regular DC-visiting artists Kinan Azmeh, five Arab musicians perform new music for the nation's capital.

  1. Kinan Azmeh, clarinet (Syria)
  2. Basel Rajoub, saxophonist (Syria)
  3. Jasser Haj Youssef, violin and viola d’amore (Tunisia)
  4. Feras Charestan, qanun (Syria)
  5. Khaled Yassine, percussion (Lebanon)

  • Rituals (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Wedding (Kinan Azmeh)
  • November 22nd (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Sketches 5 and 6 from "A Scattered Sketchbook in Six Movements" (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Dream (Kinan Azmeh)
  • A Sad Morning, Every Morning (Kinan Azmeh)
  • Asia (Basel Rajoub)
  • Turquoise (Basel Rajoub)
  • Duo for Saxophone and Clarinet (Basel Rajoub)
  • My Gypsy Home (Basel Rajoub)
  • Cairo Tune (Basel Rajoub)
  • Friggya (Jasser Haj Youssef)
  • Reveria Chorale (Jasser Haj Youssef)
  • Saba (Jasser Haj Youssef)
  • Maqam (Jasser Haj Youssef)
  • Echoes (Jasser Haj Youssef)

NEW SOUNDS OF THE ARAB LANDS_Byblos rehearsals from AKMI on Vimeo.

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