Friday, January 27, 2012

The Arab contribution to Western music


The Arab Contribution to Western Music

Thursday, February 9, 6pm

Without the brilliant, sophisticated music that informed the courts of Cairo, Baghdad, and Damascus, European music as we know it today would be quite different. Arabic music traveled west with Jewish troubadours and took root in Moorish Spain, lecturer and author Nimet Habachy will explain during this event. Refreshments will be served.
With musical examples from both worlds performed live by Simon Shaheen, the renowned violinist and oud player, we trace the influence of music of the Arab world to Mozart's Magic Flute and The Abduction from the Seraglio.
 Tickets: $25 (unreserved seating)

The Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
Uris Center for Education
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan

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