Oz Choirs and Music presents:
Songs from the Arabic Troubadours by the Andalusian Arabic Choir and orchestra
Conductor: Ms Ghada Daher
Andalusian, traditional, folk, qudud, pop and fusion songs from Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Algeria and Tunisia.
Singer: Mr Ismael Fadel
Pianist/composer: Dr Noel Elmowy
Orchestra: Al-Andalus Ensemble-Sydney
When: 23 November 2012
Time: 8 pm for 8.30 pm start
Venue: The Great Hall – Quadrangle Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Songs from the Arabic Troubadours highlights the significance of the contribution of the Arabs in Andalusia where the framework of the Troubadours music was adopted from that era. In the 9th century, Arabs were the catalysts for world advancement in science, medicine, engineering, architecture, music and poetry.
Spanish Arabs set popular poetry to music and sung in the mouwashah and zajal styles. The word Andalusia comes from the Arabic name Al-Andalus, a part of Spain and Portugal ruled by Arabs for over 750 years.
The most famous singer, composer and creator of Andalusian mouwashah is Ziryab – one of the greatest music teachers of all time. He arrived in Andalusia in 821 AD and enchanted the court of Cordova for years with his wit, music, song and fashion. He established the first conservatory of music in Cordoba and set the Troubadours style of music, his teaching methods are still used today.
You will be taken from Andalusia through to North Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq. The repertoire includes songs from mouwashah to traditional, folk and modern Arabic.
Tickets: Pre-paid $30 / At door $40 ( all tickets + booking fee) Full time students $25
Conducted by Amandine Petit
With special guest artists
Marie-Hélène Berteau (soprano)
Flore Seydoux (mezzo-soprano)
Chris Cartner (accompanist)
Paddington Uniting Church
(395 Ozford Street)
Online: www.fmdc.com.au OR http://www.trybooking.com/36985
Start time: 8pm
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets oline $20
At Door $25
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