An Evening of Arab Music at Bodek Lounge

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06 December, 2016
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Date: Thursday December 8, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, UPenn, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia
Admission: Free for UPenn students | $10 at the door for non-students

Al-Bustan Takht and Prometheus Chamber Orchestra Performing in our Musical Encounters Concerts Series last June
Al-Bustan Takht and Prometheus Chamber Orchestra in “Musical Encounters” Concert Series, June 2016

In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music and Greenfield Intercultural Center, Al-Bustan is pleased to present  an evening of Arabic songs and music performed by Penn Arab Music Ensemble, led by Music Director Hanna Khoury with Al-Bustan Takht and members of Prometheus Chamber Orchestra.

We invite our Philadelphia area friends to join us for classical favorites such as Ya Nassim al-Rih and Lama Bada Yatathanna, as well as modern compositions arranged by our own Kinan Abou-afach in a joint performance by Al-Bustan Takht and Prometheus. And be prepared to see some serious skills from the Arab Percussion Ensemble led by Hafez Kotain!

Stay for the post-concert reception and enjoy tea, light fare, and conversation! It’s our last public event for 2016, so join us for good times!