A concert of classical Arabic music will be presented at the DeKoven Center, 600 21st St. in Racine, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature musicians participating in the Heartland Seminar on Arabic Music.
Solo and ensemble performances will highlight seminar faculty and
participants. The Heartland Seminar’s faculty musicians are: Hicham Chami of
Chicago on qanun, Hanna Khoury of Philadelphia on violin, Scott Marcus of Santa
Barbara on ney, Naser Musa of Los Angeles on vocals, Karim Nagi Mohammed of
Boston on percussion, and Kareem Roustom of Boston on ‘ud. The seminar instructors will be joined by guest percussionist Hamid Alwan of Milwaukee. Seminar participants are from the Midwestern states as well as California, Colorado, Virginia, and Massachusetts.
The Heartland Seminar is sponsored by Xauen Music, a Chicago-based organization
dedicated to preserving the heritage of classical Arabic, Sephardic, Turkish,
and Armenian music.
The concert and reception will be held in the Great Hall. Free-will donations
will benefit the DeKoven Center. For information, please contact Xauen Music at
847-830-8277 or 312-927-2746; or visit xauen-music.com/seminar.html.