[PAST EVENT] The William & Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble in Concert with Simon Shaheen

Saturday, February 16th 2013
Williamsburg Library Theatre
Simon ShaheenSimon Shaheen
The William & Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will host guest artist Simon Shaheen for a concert on February 16. Shaheen, an incredibly versatile virtuoso musician, deftly leaps from Arabic to Classical to Jazz styles.
Full Description
A maverick in the field of music education, Shaheen is founding director (1997) of the Arabic Music Retreat, a week-long summer intensive workshop that a number of W&M students have attended over the years. Recipient of the National Heritage Award and Grammy Award Nominee for his Album Blue Flame his career as recording artist and composer is internationally known. His full bio is available from Anne Rasmussen, director of the W&M Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. Our ensemble traveled to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8, 2012, for a workshop with Shaheen during which he introduced us to some new repertoire for our concert and he will be in residence with the ensemble for two days prior to the concert.

Concert is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted.
[[akrasm, Anne Rasmussen]]
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