Robert Browning Associates presents: BASSAM SABA ENSEMBLE with Juan Perez Rodriguez, Arab Music from the Levant to Al-Andalus

Friday, March 6, 2015. 8:00 pm

One of the nation’s leading figures of Arab music, Bassam Saba is a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist performing on oud, violin, buzuqsaz and Western classical flute. His extensive credits include working with Fairouz, Marcel Khalife, Ziad Rahbabi, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Simon Shaheen, and Christian Jarvi’s Absolute Ensemble; he currently directs the New York Arabic Orchestra. His ensemble features Layth Siddiq – violin, Megan Gold – violin, Naseem Alatrash – cello, Ali Amr – qanun, & Tareq Rantisi – percussion. They are joined for this performance by Juan Perez Rodriguez, an extraordinary musician from Spain who has been a major force in the bringing the piano into the realm of flamenco. He is not only a brilliant pianist but also a consummate vocalist and guitarist.
The concert will include traditional pieces and a new work that blend Arab music with flamenco.

“Technical genius shines in Saba’s nay, flute, oud and violin performance, a true master of his craft.”   -Chicago Tribune

Tickets: $30/$25 (Students/Seniors)