Middle East Harmonies: A Musical Dialogue Between Arab and Israeli Cultures
April 10, 2011
The Zamir Chorale of Boston and Northeastern University have teamed up to create a meeting of the musical minds of the Middle East through their upcoming project, Middle East Harmonies: A Musical Dialogue Between Arab and Israeli Cultures. Conducted by Northeastern professor and Zamir’s founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, Zamir's performance of Middle East Harmonies also concert also will feature music by original members of Bustan Abraham, an ensemble of Arab and Jewish Israeli musicians who pioneered a unique form of instrumental music, combining elements of east and west, and considered the finest of its kind. Other performers include the Boston City Singers, an inner city youth chorus, and Turkish-born composer and musician Mehmet Ali Sanlikol.
Cosponsoring and cooperating groups include: Northeastern University Departments of Music and Jewish Studies, Northeastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and Harvard Hillel.