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Cambodian Mahori Ensemble with Crossing Borders Music
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As part of the Morton Arboretum’s “Destination Asia” festival, hear traditional music of the Cambodian mahori ensemble plus new arrangements of traditional tunes with Crossing Borders Music! The mahori ensemble musicians of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial will be led by its Resident Artist Punisa Pov and joined by singers Pich Houy, Celina Chin, and Saroth Loeuk. Plus, hear a modern tribute to the centuries-old Khmer music tradition in new arrangements for mahori, singers, and Western string quartet, sensitively and beautifully arranged by Rasa Mahmoudian. A one-of-a-kind musical experience not to be missed!
The Morton Arboretum uses a timed entry system. Reservation information and purchase is available at https://buy.acmeticketing.com/events/480/list
This program is presented by the Morton Arboretum. Crossing Borders Music acknowledges the support of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Image description: Cambodian mahori ensemble members standing with the Crossing Borders Music string quartet and the composer Dr. Chinary Ung, wearing a white scarf, following a 2019 performance