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Firas Zreik & Ensemble: New Journeys in Arabic Music (RBA)

Saturday, April 20, 20248:00 pm
$31 advance$36 doors$26 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Master qanun (zither) player/composer Firas Zreik has been captivating audiences across the world as a leader and highly sought-after collaborator since 2013. Born in Palestine and based in New York, he is a sonic revolutionary who combines his deep understanding of the maqam (mode) tradition in the Levantine, North African, and Mediterranean region with elements of modern global musical styles absorbed throughout his musical development. Creating a fresh modern authentic sound with a dazzling technique, he has transformed the perception of the qanun. He has recorded and performed with international artists of the highest caliber, including Simon Shaheen, Bassam Saba, Amal Murkus, Amir ElSaffar, and Aynur Dogan, and performed throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East at prestigious venues and festivals. His repertoire features original compositions and arrangements. Ensemble artists TBA.

“The Paco de Lucia of the Qanun” – Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


This event is a coproduction with Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance.

Photo by Felicia Abban

Firas Zreik & Ensemble: New Journeys in Arabic Music (RBA)

Saturday, April 20, 20248:00 pm
$31 advance$36 doors$26 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Master qanun (zither) player/composer Firas Zreik has been captivating audiences across the world as a leader and highly sought-after collaborator since 2013. Born in Palestine and based in New York, he is a sonic revolutionary who combines his deep understanding of the maqam (mode) tradition in the Levantine, North African, and Mediterranean region with elements of modern global musical styles absorbed throughout his musical development. Creating a fresh modern authentic sound with a dazzling technique, he has transformed the perception of the qanun. He has recorded and performed with international artists of the highest caliber, including Simon Shaheen, Bassam Saba, Amal Murkus, Amir ElSaffar, and Aynur Dogan, and performed throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East at prestigious venues and festivals. His repertoire features original compositions and arrangements. Ensemble artists TBA.

“The Paco de Lucia of the Qanun” – Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


This event is a coproduction with Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance.

Photo by Felicia Abban