The following was submitted by the Tufts University Department of Music:
The Tufts University Department of Music presents Lunatics at Large in Nearer to East: Contemporary Chamber Music from the Arab World & Beyond in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7 p.m.
The concert features works by Karim Al-Zand, Kinan Azmeh, Bushra El-Turk (U.S.A. premiere), Mohammed Fairouz, Zaid Jabri (U.S.A. premiere), and Kareem Roustom as performed by the renowned New York City-based new music ensemble, Lunatics at Large. The New York Times describes the group as ??young, energetic, and finely polished.? Lunatics at Large will explore music by composers who live and work in the U.S.A. and Europe but have strong ties to the Arab world. Avoiding exotic and orientalist clich?s, this thoughtful program brings together a collection of passionate, eloquent, and bold works by a group of composers whose music both reflects the past and speaks in the idioms of the present.
The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts? Medford/Somerville campus. Tickets are free with a Tufts ID card (limit 2 per ID) and $10 for general admission. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Nearer to East: Contemporary Chamber Music from the Arab World & Beyond
Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus
Featuring: Lunatics at Large; Hannah Fuerst, soprano (guest); Jonathan Engle, flute; Ben Ringer, clarinet; Arthur Moeller, violin; Jen Herman, viola; James Waldo, cello (guest); Manon Hutton-DeWys, piano (guest); Karim Al-Zand, Kinan Azmeh, Bushra El-Turk, Mohammed Fairouz, Zaid Jabri, and Kareem Roustom, composers.