Syria Resilient Series: Music/Visual Art Performance: “Home Within”
November 3, 2016 6:00 PM (EST)
211 E. 46th Street, New York
Syrian composer/clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad will perform their renowned composition “Home Within,” a moving portrait of the aftermath of the Syrian revolution. Mourad and Azmeh, both members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, beautifully and skillfully evoke focused contemplation on a complex and tragic series of current events. Together, they highlight poignant moments in Syria’s recent history by interweaving cutting-edge live illustrations, visuals, and original music compositions. The purpose of their project has been to raise awareness and funds for Syrian refugees.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Egyptian hornist and LAU professor of music Dr. Amr Slim.
The Syria Resilient Series is made possible by the generous support of The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, Lloyd Baroody & Zeina Mehio, New York Council for the Humanities, and Aida Sharabati-Shawwaf.