Syrian musicians Issam Rafea, oud, and Omar al Musfi, percussion, join Maya Shiraishi, violin, and Tom Clowes, cello, to celebrate music by composers from Syria and Egypt. The ensemble will present original works composed by Rafea, Sufi-inspired violin solos by Abdo Dagher, and the violin-cello duo of Gamal Abdel-Rahim, whose music combines Egyptian modal scales, rhythms, and melodies with European-inspired harmonies.
***This event is currently open only to Waukegan Chamber Music Society season ticket holders. Individual tickets may go on sale at a later date.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This project is partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.