UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


General Admission

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present its annual winter concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will feature special guests Bahram Osqueezadeh (UCSB Persian music lecturer) who will lead the Ensemble in three Persian songs in celebration of Persian New Year with guest vocalist Siamak Bozorgi, and Besnik Yzeiri (a first-year DMA student from Albania specializing in viola) who will present a rousing solo. The ensemble will also present a traditional suite of Arab vocal and instrumental music, featuring Sam Khattar as solo vocalist; a Sephardic song featuring Andrea Fishman, vocals; and three Turkish songs (by Pir Sultan Abdal, c.1480-1550; Zeki Müren, 1931-1996; and a folk song from the Ankara region) with Kristin Spalding and Natalie Bartlett, vocalists. As always, the ensemble’s Dance Company will perform a wonderful variety of dances, from Arab and Persian cultures, with choreographies by Cris! Basimah, Laurel Victoria Gray, and Shahrzad Khorsandi. The ensemble will also present a veil dance performed by Cris!’s beginner students. Photo by Tony Mastres.

Part of a Series
Event Date Time
UCSB Percussion Ensemble February 14, 2018 7:30 PM
UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) March 7, 2018 4:00 PM
UCSB Wind Ensemble March 8, 2018 7:30 PM
UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus March 9, 2018 7:30 PM
UCSB Jazz Ensemble March 14, 2018 7:30 PM
UCSB Music of India Ensemble March 15, 2018 7:30 PM
UCSB Gospel Choir March 16, 2018 7:30 PM
Additional Resources
More Links: http://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1373
Adults : $15
Non-UCSB students with ID : $10
UCSB students with ID : $5
Children under 12 : Free