Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Orchestra brings together musicians from a broad spectrum of musical worlds, creating a musical language that combines Middle Eastern "maqams" (modes) and instruments such as oud (lute), santur (hammered dulcimer), and hand percussion, with the rhythm, aesthetics, and instrumentation of contemporary Jazz. Rivers of Sound's 2017 release, Not Two, was described by the Chicago Tribune as "some of the most sensuously beautiful large-ensemble work being created today." For this performance, 10 musicians from Rivers of Sound are joined by 13 members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra to form a hybrid ensemble performing new arrangements of ElSaffar's compositions, projected on a wider canvas.
with members of the Rivers of Sound Orchestra and New Haven Symphony Orchestra
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Sun, June 17, 2018, 4:00pm
FREE - no tickets required, just show up!
Enjoy wine, beer, and snacks, all from the comfort and convenience of our Hospitality Lounge! The “Hospo” Lounge is open 30 min prior to the start of the concert.
$65 / $60 with the Insider Discount