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Presented by Edge of Arabia

UN Chamber Music Society Concert for World Arabic Language Day

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8 PM Weill Recital Hall
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The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) presents a concert in celebration of World Arabic Language Day.  One of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Arabic is a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity. Founded in 2016, the UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the UN goals at large through the universal language of music. 

Performers

UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director and Piano
Hana Mundiya, Violin
Naoko Nakajima , Violin
Florrie Marshall, Viola
Drake Driscoll, Cello
Sarah Favinger, Bass
Amir Farsi, Flute
Keeheon Nam, Clarinet
Mohamed Alsiadi, Oud
April Centrone, Arabic Percussion
David Yardley, Countertenor and Medieval Harp

Program

ABDULMAJEED ABDULLAH "Rahib" ("Magnificent") (arr. Ghiya Rushidat)

KADIM AL SAHIR "Eid al ashak" ("Celebration of Lovers")

DAVID YAZBEK "Haj-Butrus" from The Band's Visit

DAVID YAZBEK "Soraya" from The Band's Visit

LAYALE CHAKER "Ya Fajr" from Mkhammas Suite

GHIYA RUSHIDAT Izar (World Premiere)

And works by Alan Menken, Michael Vongova, and a traditional selection

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