Late winter (if it can be called a winter) and spring are shaping up nicely with a number of concerts coming up. March begins with the world premiere of my ‘Aleppo Songs’ for solo piano by Thomas Stumpf. This concert will take place at the beautiful Distler Hall in Boston on the campus of Tufts University. I’m very excited about this piece as it’s goals are to raise money (I’ll be donating all profits to MSF and other aid organizations working with refugees) and awareness (three of the five movements are based on urban folk melodies from Aleppo, one is based a Syriac hymn and the remaining is an original work).
March will also see the mid-Western premiere of my Abu Jmeel’s Daughter in St. Louis with Chamber Project St. Louis. I’m also very proud to have the Germany based Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra give a second performance of my Dabke for string orchestra at the stunning new Elbephilharmonie Hall in Hamburg and the Belgian premiere of my Ramal for orchestra. The latter will be performed with the Belgian National Symphony.
In early May the European premiere of my Buhur for clarinet and string trio will take place at the new Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin (with Kinan Azmeh on clarinet) as well as another German performance of Dabke by the Staats Theatre Kassel Orchestra in Kassel, Germany under the direction of Anja Bihlmaier.
On April 28th three of the top string quartets at the Royal Academy of Music in London will give the European premiere of my A Voice Exlcaiming for triple string quartet.
In June Kinan Azmeh will give the European premiere of my A Muffled Scream for clarinet and electronics at the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin.
In July, conductor Fawzi Haimor and the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra will give the Chicago premiere of my Ramal for orchestra.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make all these concerts but I am every grateful for the interest in my work.
More concerts and details of upcoming performances are here.