‘Buhur’ by Roustom @ NY Public Library concert January 12th, 2013

Nearer to East – Chamber Music from the Arab World

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium

Avoiding exotic and orientalist clichés, this thoughtful program of contemporary classical music from the Arab world and beyond brings together a collection of passionate, eloquent, and bold works reflecting the past yet speaking in the idioms of the present.

Composers represented in this performance include: Karim Al-Zand,  Kinan Azmeh, Halim El-Dabh, Bushra El-TurkMohammed FairouzZaid Jabri, and Kareem Roustom.


Christine Moore, soprano – Kathleen Tagg, piano

Laura Falzon, flute – Rupert Boyd, guitar –

Kevork Mourad, visual artist



Jen Berman, Viola

Hamilton Berry (guest) Cello

Jonathan Engle, Flute

Arthur Moeller, Violin

Ben Ringer, Clarinet