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Presented by ABU DHABI FESTIVAL and CAMI Music

UN Chamber Music Society Concert in Celebration of Arabic Language Day

Friday, December 17, 2021 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall
The musicians of the UN Chamber Music Society (UNCMS), together with the Abu Dhabi Festival, celebrate World Arabic Language Day in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Arabic is a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity.  The program features a variety of popular and classical music from the Arab region.  Founded in 2016, UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the United Nations' goals and values at large through the universal language of music.


UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director and Piano
Yamen Saadi, Violin
Erika Hubbard, Violin
Sara Ferrández Castro, Viola
Noémie Chemali, Viola
Assif Binness, Cello
Faraj Abyad, Oud
Zafer Tawil, Arabic Percussion
H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, Speaker
H.E. Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, Speaker


KADIM AL SAHIR "Celebration of Lovers"

YAMEN SAADI Introduction and Longa, Op. 1

LAYALE CHAKER Cadenza from The Brown Texts

FARAJ ABYAD "The Wisdom of Ibn Arabi" (arr. Layth Sidiq)

HANKACHE "Aatini Nay" (arr. A Bu)

And works by Faraj Abyad, Yamen Saadi, Alan Menken, Wisam Gibran, Basilius Awad, and Angela Boutros

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