Middle East Music Ensemble: The Turkish Concert

Middle East Music Ensemble

December 3, 2023 | 5:00PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall

The Middle East Music Ensemble begins the season with its annual Turkish Concert, an exciting program of classical and folk music exploring the musical tapestry of this vast region. The ensemble welcomes special guest performer Qanun player Firas Zreik.

Free admission.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 students & children


Featured Guest: Firas Zreik

Firas Zreik headshot Credits: Felicia Abban

Artist-composer, lyricist and educator Firas Zreik has performed and recorded across the world as a leader and highly sought collaborator since 2013. A sonic revolutionary, the Palestine-born New Yorker has transformed global perception of the Kanun. His treatment of the instrument preserves its identity as a vital part of the Maqam tradition, and stretches its potential as a cultural chameleon enhancing a range of fresh, evolving sounds. He views the Maqam’s improvisation-driven legacy as a vessel for unbound creative expression across musical styles. Read more.